EMCEUROPE 2020 in Rome will be held at the ancient building of the Faculty of Engineering of University of Rome “La Sapienza”, located in Via Eudossiana 18, Rome, Italy, in the historic centre of the city, directly overlooking the Colosseum. The site is at less than 20 minutes walk from RomaTermini rail Station and few minutes walk from the metro stations of “Cavour” and “Colosseo” (Blue line B).
The Faculty develops around the Cloister designed by Giuliano da Sangallo, that represents one of the most important examples of the Renaissance architecture in Rome and is next to the ancient Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli, which is home to one of the magnificent scultures of Michelangelo, namely the marble statue of Moses (1513-1515).
The Cloister consists of a rectangular colonnade. Each side has seven or eight arches supported by columns with beautiful ionic capitals, that show the emblem of Della Rovere family. In the centre of the courtyard, there is a well with an elegant octagonal plan, sculpted by Simone Mosca and surmounted by a simple easel composed by two couples of columns supporting a simple moulding architrave, credited to Michelangelo as well. Today it is the symbol of the Faculty.
The Cloister will be used for coffee breaks and a networking zone. The atmosphere and the effects of light and shade created by these classical structures project an idea of harmony, and make this area a perfect place to sit and read, converse or relax.
As a main touristic city, Rome has a wide variety of accommodations. Common touristic websites provide the best offers and availability for hotels, B&B, apartments, etc.. Please check popular website as booking.com, expedia.com, agora.com, hotel.com, airBnB.com, etc.. Because early September is very high season, we recommend booking your accommodation as soon as possible.
Rome weather in early September is very warm and mostly sunny with up to 12.5 hours of sunlight per day. The average temperature rarely falls below 23°C and often rises to highs of 30°C during the warmest time of the day. The average temperature is around 25°C in the Conference period. The average rainfall in September is 80 mm The Conference venue is at Colle Oppio, an area close to Rione Monti whose charm and village atmosphere make it a favourite area for locals and tourists to relax and taste the true roman lifestyle. In this area, very close to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, many hotels and hundreds of restaurants and bars cater for all tastes and budgets are available at walking distance.
There is so much to see and to do in Rome that it is impossible to make a list or give some advice. We only suggest you to visit the the Moses, a masterpiece sculpture by the Italian High Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli (St. Peter in Chains), which is adjacent at the Faculty of Engineering, venue of the conference. If you are looking for touristic information you may start your search from Turismoroma, the city’s official tourist portal run by Rome’s town hall.