Getting to the Workshop venue (Botanic Garden)
From the airports
The main airport, Leonardo da Vinci (also known as “Fiumicino airport”), is located 26 km west of the city centre. There is a train connecting the Airport and the central railroad station “Stazione Termini”. This shuttle train, the Leonardo Express, leaves every 30 minutes for the main station, Stazione Termini. The journey lasts about half an hour and costs 14 €. It operates every 30 minutes between 6:36 am and 23:36 pm (no intermediate station stops). There are also trains leaving every 15 minutes between 5:57 am and 23:27 pm and stop at many intermediate local stations. Get off at “Stazione di Trastevere” (the 6th stop). The cost is about 5,50 €. This station is close to the workshop venue.
The second airport of Rome is Ciampino, about 20 km SE of the city center. Ciampino mainly serves “Low Cost” flights. Ciampino airport is connected to the FS (State Railway) train station Roma Termini by Cotral/Schiaffini blue buses. Tickets can be bought on board and cost 5 Euro. The Sitbusshuttle line also connects the airport to Termini station at a cost of 6 €. Terravision offers a city transfer service for those arriving with Ryanair, Easyjet, Hapag Lloyd Express, Wizz Air, Blue Air and Central Wings.
Tickets cost 8 € for adults and 4 € for children. They can be bought on airplanes, on the internet sites of the low cost companies, at the stands in front of the airport arrival area as well as directly from Terravision. ATRAL buses run every 40 minutes from Ciampino to the “Anagnina” stop of Subway Line A (price:1,50 €).
Taxi: If you take a Taxi Cab, remember that the fee (flat rate) for cabs connecting the airports to the city centre are the following. From Fiumicino to the city centre the price is 48 € and from Ciampino is 30 € (up to 4 people, luggage included). The location of the Workshop (Accademia dei Lincei, located at Palazzo Corsini, via della Lungara, 10, and Botanic Garden of Rome, Largo Cristina di Svezia, 24) is to be considered “city centre”. You may be approached by illegal taxi drivers in the station and at the airport. If you need a taxi, look for the official white taxis which have meters. There are taxi stands at both Fiumicino and Termini. All licensed taxis-cabs are white and have a taxi sign on the roof of the car, as well as their own license number inside the car. In every official taxi there is a card that explains – in English – the extra charges for luggage, late-night travel, Sunday and holiday travel, and airport journeys. Be careful of unlicensed and illegal taxi drivers who approach you at the train station or the airport. They usually are extremely expensive and unpredictable.
From the central train station (Roma Termini) or from Trastevere station
If you use the buses from Stazione Termini or Stazione di Trastevere to the Orto Botanico (in Largo Cristina di Svezia, n. 24), check the web site for more detailed information on transports and for maps.
The ticket price is 1,50 €. This ticket is valid for 100 minutes after the initial validation on the buses/trolleybuses and only for 1 ride on the subway. Find below some more detailed information about buses.
If you take a Taxi cab from all the railroad stations (Stazione Termini and Stazione di Trastevere) to the Orto Botanico (in Largo Cristina di Svezia, 24 in Trastevere), you can get a car in front of the main entrances at the taxi-stops.
Moving in Rome
You can visit the centre of the city using undergrounds or buses, or, in the historical centre, electric minibuses.
Underground: The principal underground lines are 2, line A and line B, which connect perfectly all the parts of the city (the ticket is the same as for the buses). If you are going to move many times during the day it is better to buy a daily or weekly ticket or monthly card. Schedule: 05:30 – 23:30 (Sat 00:30) Frequency: 3 – 6 minutes, Ticket: € 1,50 (for one train), BTI (Touristic 3 days): € 11,00, CIS (Touristic 7 days): € 16,00.
Buses and tram (more info): The bus and tram lines reach every street of Rome, € 1,50 for the ticket (validity 100 minutes), or daily ticket or monthly card. Ticket: € 1,50 (for 100 minutes), BTI (Touristic 3 days): € 11,00, CIS (Touristic 7 days): € 16,00.
You can use the map below to explore and find hostels, hotels, B&B and other sites where you can stay during the meeting. The suggested places are all close to the Orto Botanico and Accademia dei Lincei, and have hosted many EVS participants in the past meetings. When selecting your accommodation, please keep in mind that most hostels do not offer night check-in and reception services, so you must consider this when planning your arrival in Rome, as well as during your stay.
Direct links to the most common accommodation facilities (hostels):
If you want to book a Bed & Breakfast, you can also visit the web site Bed and breakfast Rome: make your choice and copy the code (for example: R422 – 2 triple room + 3 double room with private bathroom) to check prices and other information. For reservations, directly contact the B&B, or ask for assistance via email (email@example.com) or telephone (+39 066148388 – Mon-Fri 10.00/13.00 and 15.00/18.00).
For Bed & Breakfasts you can also consider these websites:
Where to eat
Use the map below to explore the surroundings of the meeting venues and find restaurants and pubs for your dinner. We added some suggestions, but you can of course search for more.