Conference venue


The conference venue is the hotel Crowne Plaza Rome - St. Peter's at about 5 km from Rome city center.  It is placed in a quiet area close to Villa Doria Pamphilj, the biggest green park of Rome. A metro station is placed at walking distance from the Conference’s venue. Within 10 minutes, it is possible to reach the Rome’s historic center and some of the most important attractions, such as Vatican City, Mausoleum of Hadrian, Trevi Fountain and Colosseum. Furthermore, cheap and private shuttle connections to and from the historic center and the Rome–Fiumicino International Airport "Leonardo da Vinci" are offered, together with complimentary parking facilities.
The Crowne Plaza Rome is surrounded by its private park and offers free spa service for all the guests as well as two tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool with a pool bar. There is also a free 24/7 fitness center.

The meeting center includes rooms for plenaries talks and parallel sessions. High speed internet access is available in all the meeting rooms and common areas. Conference lunches will be held in the beautiful conservatory “Le Jardin d’Hiver”, where traditional Italian and international cuisine will be served.

A block of rooms has been reserved for guests attending the Congress at a discounted rate. More information for reserving these rooms can be found here (please, log-in first).


About Rome

Rome is the capital and the most populated city of Italy. It is the only city of the world that host an independent country within its boundaries, that shall make it known as the “Capital of two states”.

No city in the world equals its history. Founded 2700 years ago, it has been continuously occupied since then and exhibits today an exceptional cityscape where Classical, Neoclassical, Renaissance and Baroque art are integrated into one whole masterpiece. Ancient icons such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Pantheon recall the city’s golden age, when it was known as Caput Mundi, “Capital of the world”, whereas the many monumental basilicas testify the historical role as seat of the Catholic Church. For example, St Peter’s Basilica is the Vatican’s epic showpiece church, a towering masterpiece of Renaissance architecture. Elsewhere, piazzas and impressive fountains, designed by the leading sculptors of their age, add a baroque ornament to the city's streets.

Today, Rome is the city with highest number of monuments in the word, which attract an average of 7 to 10 million tourists per year. The city is served by two international airports:

1) The Rome–Fiumicino International Airport"Leonardo da Vinci" is the major airport in Italy and one of the busiest airports in Europe by passenger traffic. It is located in the city of Fiumicino, 35.0 km west of Rome's historic city center and has been recently awarded as the best European airport for services and performances. Direct flights from all the major cities in Europe, America and Asia are available.

2) The Rome-Ciampino International Airport “G.B. Pastine” is an important hub for many European low-cost carriers. It is located in 12.0 km south southeast of central Rome.

For further information about Rome, please visit the official website of the Rome touristic office and

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