The AI Lab is located in the Department of Engineering of Roma Tre University – Via della Vasca Navale 79, I – 00146 Rome, Italy The building is the former plant Ottica Meccanica Italiana e Rilevamenti Aerofotogrammetrici (OMI) founded in 1924 for the production of precision optical instruments for Aeronautics. During the 2nd World war, the company assumed strategic importance, given to the predominantly military production. In December 1989 the OMI ceases to exist. After a renovation, it became part of the Faculty of Engineering of Roma Tre University.
International Connections to Rome
Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO) at Fiumicino city is near the coast, to the west of Rome city center. FCO is the major airport serving Rome. The other, Ciampino Airport CIA) is mostly low cost budget airlines, dominated by Ryanair and charters.
From/to Leonardo Da Vinci Airport, Fiumicino (FCO)
Trains are the most convenient transport for central Rome, reachable in about 30 minutes. The Leonardo Express train is available every 30 minutes during daytime and stops at Stazione Termini (connections with A and B metro line). The updated schedule is available on Trenitalia web site. Regular metropolitan train service leaves Fiumicino airport and stops at the minor stations of Rome (e.g., Ostiense, Tuscolana and Tiburtina) and the estimated time is 30-60 minutes with a 20 minutes frequency. Both the trains leave at near platforms so better you double check the right one at the air terminal. Taxis, Car Rentals and Private car services are also available.
From/to G.B. Pastine Airport, Ciampino (CIA)
The most convenient service from/to Rome and the Airport is offered by private bus lines. Terravision coaches provide frequent connections from Ciampino Airport and Via Marsala 29, next to Stazione Termini (connections with A and B metro line). SITBusShuttle coaches are an alternative option. Taxis operate just outside the air terminal.
Stazione Termini, Stazione Tiburtina and Stazione Ostiense central railway stations are the point of arrival and departure for almost all trains from Italy and abroad. The majority of public buses leave from Termini to the different areas of the city and the two existing underground lines have their changing terminal there. Tiburtina and Ostiense are connected with B line. Trenitalia Eurostar and Italo trains are the fastest to reach Rome departing from Milan, Florence, Venice, Turin, Naples and Bologna. Car Rental service is available at Stazione Termini. Taxi stand is in front of the main entrance to the station in Piazza dei Cinquecento.
If you drive from Northern Italy on the motorway A1/E35, leave it toward “Roma Centro, Grande Raccordo Anulare, Aeroporti, E80, A12, Civitavecchia, Roma Nord, Rieti“. Arriving from the South on the same motorway A1/E45, leave at “Roma Centro, Grande Raccordo Anulare, Aeroporti, E80, A12, Civitavecchia, Roma Sud, Cesareo” tollgate. In both of the cases you will find yourself at the “Grande Raccordo Anulare“, major beltway linking the motorways and state roads leading to Rome. Exit SS8 Via del Mare toward the city center. After the sign “Rome” (around 18km from the Grande Raccordo Anulare) and a roundabout, go under a bridge (around 50mt after the sign) and turn left right away joining via Guglielmo Marconi westbound. Keep going for 1Km. At the 1st traffic light turn left (Via Salvatore Pincherle) and you will easily reach the AI Lab (Via Vito Volterra 60) and the Faculty free parking (Via della Vasca Navale 109) opened till late evening. Reach the venue from there going east till the gate at Via della Vasca Navale 81 (map).
By Local Public Transportation
The pedestrian gate to the Venue is Via Vito Volterra 60 (pay attention to the similar street Via Volterra located in a different district).
The quickest and easiest way to get to the Venue is by metro. The nearest station is Stazione Basilica S. Paolo (B line). After a 10-minute walk you get to the Venue (map):
- Leave the station towards the Basilica di San Paolo (if you are on the right side you spot the white bell tower of the basilica)
- Cross the stop light and go west to Viale Ferdinando Baldelli keeping the left lane
- At the cross light, just after the hospital Bambino Gesù, turn left on Via Tullio Civita Levi keeping the right lane
- Cross the wide Viale Guglielmo Marconi and go west one more block on Via C. Segrè, reaching the pedestrian gate of the Faculty (with the University logo)
- Go down the second outdoor stairs (on the right) and go through the front entrance door. The AI lab is on the 2nd storey.
ATAC (desktop) and muoversiaroma.it (mobile) websites help you to find connections, route planning and bus waiting times. Downloadable maps of the public transportation system in the city (“Roma città”) and metro railways (“Metro e ferrovie metropolitane”) are to be found here.