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Econometrics of Healthy Human Resources

Rome - May 27 - 29, 2010

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Informations pratiques Colloque Rome ROMA
updated on April 20, 2010
 
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This page was created at the end of March and is constantly updated.
Gradually you will find here more and more information to help you prepare your visit.

Please feel free to let us know  about the good (or bad) addresses you may know.

The AEA is sorry not to be able to take care of the participants' expenses.
The participants thus have to take care of their bookings themselves (travel and accommodation).

Note: this page contains a great number of clickable links, allowing you to access more information.

Location of the conference

The conference will be held in the buildings of the University of Rome "la Sapienza "
The campus of this famous University is located right in the centre of Rome, at a walking distance from the central station Termini.
 
The conference will be held in two neighbouring areas.

and also a special document for access to the conference's location


 Getting to Rome

All roads lead to Rome (so they say).
 

By flight (from anywhere)

The city of Rome has two airports: the historical FIUMICINO airport (code FCO), also called Leonardo Da Vinci airport, and the CIAMPINO airport (code CIA), specialized in low-cost flights. Both are close to the city. The main low-cost companies are Easy-Jet, Ryanair, and Wizzair; all low-cost flight connections can be found on Flylowcostairlines.org [complete and updated list of companies and provided connections].
map allows you to clearly visualize all the existing flight connections with the two airports in Rome.

Another website provides basic information about the two airports..

In order to get from the airport to the centre of the city, there are several possibilities

How to find a (good) flight?

The Edreams website can provide you with a first answer taking into account the main airlines (rather than travel agencies). You can also check the Illicotravel website (often offering lower prices!!) [or its partners using the same search engine but with minor design or ergonomic changes: UnVolSvp, AcheterUnVol, BilletsAvion, TrouverUnVol, ComparAvion, ... ]
 
By boat (from Barcelona, Tunisia, Sardinia, or Sicily)
You can disembark in Civitavecchia (a small port located 50km north of Rome) with the company Grimaldi
 
And let's not forget the train

You can get information about train connections on the Italian railway company's website (in Italian and in English), but also on the BundesBahn's user-friendly website in English.

 
 

Travelling around in Rome

Walking is a very safe way of discovering the city, but if you wish to use public transports, some of them are especially pleasant (electric busses, tramways).

Information about those public transports is always hard to find, so please feel free to take the following maps with you:
 

First of all, the rules:

What ticket to buy? Where?
You can find information about it HERE

Maps
The electrical busses network in the centre of the city: 116, 117, 119
  Download the map
The underground busses network
  in the centre of the city ... Download the map
  in all parts of the city .. Download the map
The railway network (metro and trains; not tramways)
  Download the map
   
A quick tour
Enjoy a tour of the city on a panoramic bus or on a  double-decker bus.
 


Accommodation

(Very) general advices
Rome is a rather large city and we therefore strongly advise you to take into account the distance from the University when choosing your accommodation [check, for example, on Google Maps or on ViaMichelin].

Accommodation prices in a capital city are always quite high, and it will be difficult to find (decent) accommodation under 50 €/night, but there is also a risk of paying 4 times that price for a "shabby" room, so it is most advisable to take into account other travellers' opinions about the place.

The development of Bed & Breakfast accommodations is a great opportunity to stay in a pleasant place with a lower price.

If you book your accommodation on the Internet, the price will be (at least) half what you would be paying on the spot or over the telephone. On the other hand, it is difficult to find significant price differences between the main booking networks.

Keeping these principles in mind, we therefore suggest you:

A selection made by our colleagues from the University: PDF list
A selection of the main "safe" touristic accommodation booking providers

A large selection of 768 "hotels"
Several sortings available
Numerous filters including  "close distance from la Sapienza"

A large selection of 635 "hotels"
Several sortings available
Numerous filters
Very good geographical search
A selection of 470 "hotels"
Several sortings available
Easy to compare prices
Last minute "opportunities"
Numerous filters available
Announcements about 1565 hotels
A few original discoveries
1844 references Over 600 propositions
A superb use of the Google Earth application
Around a hundred propositions only, but a high-quality selection
And finally, two specialized addresses in low-cost accommodation
The best service to check the information about the chosen accommodation :
(you can also view information in other languages)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tourism before or after the conference

I could not resist the temptation of sharing some of my (good?) addresses with you:
Da Baffetto: THE pizzeria [next to piazza Navona, Via del Governo Vecchio, 114] , only open in the evening, no booking possible, so wait in the line or come back later.
An authentical Sardinian restaurant located in the Trastevere [piazza S. Appollonia]
A real trattoria just for a pasta dish, but what a dish !! [Via del Governo Vecchio, 18; toward Piazza Navona]
Have lunch or dinner in one of the oldest (authentic?) wine bars [via Ripetta, 20 close to Piazza del Popolo]
THE cafe [on a very small square -San't Eustachio- behind the Pantheon]
Its competitor [Via degli Orfani, 84, almost in front of the Pantheon, to the left when looking at it]
My best ice-cream parlour [Via Uffici del Vicario 40, in a street opposite to the Pantheon]; but some prefer Il Gelato di San Crispino [5 addresses in Rome]
Information about the foods and wines of Rome and suggestions of dishes typical of Roman cuisine.
   

 

Other

 
What about the weather?
Don't go onto MétéoConsult, it is not free-of-charge anymore.

 
Check the weather forecasts ten days in advance on méteo123 (available on Yahoo)
Get weather forecasts five days in advance, and -most importantly- retrospective statistics about the climate.
For different weather forecasts
And if you wish to check the weather today, please view this "live" webcam
or this one