Discover Rome

Discover Rome

Rome, Italy, proudly welcomes the 33rd Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC) in 2024. Positioned as a historic and cultural epicenter, Rome seamlessly blends its ancient wonders with a vibrant modern atmosphere, creating an ideal backdrop for the prestigious congress. The city’s iconic landmarks, delectable cuisine, and rich history promise a unique setting for the exchange of knowledge and collaboration within the field of paediatric and neonatal intensive care.

Prof. Daniele De Luca awaits you in Rome!

Traveling to Rome

Rome’s strategic location ensures seamless connectivity, welcoming travelers from around the world to experience its enchanting blend of ancient wonders and modern delights. Positioned as a hub of international travel, the city is easily accessible through a network of major airlines, connecting with numerous global cities.

By plane

Rome is well-connected globally, with two major airports: Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (Fiumicino) and Ciampino-G.B. Pastine International Airport. Fiumicino is the primary hub, hosting numerous international flights. Ciampino is a convenient option for those arriving from within Europe.

From the airport and back
  • Taxis are readily available at Fiumicino Airport and provide a convenient and comfortable option for reaching the city center. The taxi stand is located just outside the arrivals area. The journey to central Rome typically takes around 40 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Please note: The only authorized taxis are white cars with the TAXI light on top. Do not accept offers by people who are not authorized being taxi drivers.
  • For those seeking a hassle-free transfer, private shuttle services and shared transfers are available. These services can be booked in advance and offer a door-to-door service, ensuring a smooth journey to your destination in Rome.
  • The Leonardo Express train is a popular choice, connecting the Fumicino airport to the central Termini Station in approximately 30 minutes.
  • Buses, such as the Terravision shuttle, also provide cost-effective transportation to key locations in Rome.

At Ciampino Airport, accessing transportation to Rome is convenient and diverse.

  • Taxis are easily accessible just outside the arrivals area, providing a comfortable option for reaching the city center. The journey typically takes around 30 minutes, though travel times may vary based on traffic conditions.
  • For those preferring a pre-arranged transfer, private shuttle services and shared transfers are available. Additionally, the Terravision shuttle and other buses provide cost-effective options, connecting Ciampino Airport to various key locations in Rome.
  • Travelers seeking a swift and direct route can also explore the option of using regional trains, ensuring a quick and efficient connection to the heart of the Eternal City.

By car or train

For those opting for a road trip, Rome is easily accessible by car. The well-maintained highway network ensures a smooth journey to the city. Secure parking facilities are available for your convenience.

Rome’s main railway station, Roma Termini, serves as a central transportation hub, providing seamless connections to and from various national and international destinations. High-speed trains, like the Frecciarossa and Frecciargento, offer swift and comfortable journeys, making the travel experience both practical and enjoyable.

Getting around Rome

To effortlessly explore the city during your visit for ESPNIC 2024, consider the following tips:


Exploring Rome on foot is a delightful and immersive experience. The city’s historic center is a pedestrian-friendly paradise, allowing you to wander through enchanting cobblestone streets, discover hidden gems, and absorb the vibrant atmosphere.

Public transport

In Rome, the metro system comprises three lines (A to C), with Line C currently undergoing extensive construction. During your city break, your primary reliance will likely be on subway lines A and B. Ticket machines offer various options for purchasing tickets, and it’s essential to note that a single ticket is applicable for all modes of public transport under ATAC, encompassing metro, trams, buses (excluding tourist buses), and several regional trains (Trenitalia 2nd class, Roma-Lido, Rome-Viterbo, and Rome-Giardinetti). It’s important to be aware that these tickets do not cover the full journey to the airport. Learn more about prices and the metro system.


Taxis can be found throughout the city, offering a swift and direct way to reach your destination. Whether you’re arriving at the airport, exploring historic sites, or enjoying the vibrant neighborhoods, just hail one on the street or find them at designated taxi stands, and within moments, you’ll be on your way to experiencing the charm of Rome at your own pace.

Immerse yourself in the Eternal City

Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City, where ancient history and modern culture seamlessly converge. As you prepare for the 33rd edition of ESPNIC, take a moment to explore the wonders of Rome – a city that breathes life into every corner with its rich history, art, and vibrant atmosphere.

The Colosseum

Step into the ancient world as you marvel at the Colosseum, an iconic symbol of Roman engineering and grandeur. Explore the amphitheater's rich history and imagine the gladiatorial contests that once took place within its walls.

The Vatican City

Embark on a spiritual and artistic journey within the smallest independent state in the world. The Vatican City is home to St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums, housing priceless masterpieces.

Trevi Fountain

Make a wish at the stunning Trevi Fountain, a masterpiece of Baroque art. This iconic site is a must-visit, and legend has it that tossing a coin into the fountain ensures your return to Rome.

Roman Forum

Step back in time as you explore the Roman Forum, a sprawling archaeological site that once served as the heart of ancient Rome. Wander through ancient ruins and imagine the bustling city life that once thrived here.


Visit the Pantheon, a marvel of ancient Roman architecture. This well-preserved temple, dedicated to the gods, features a breathtaking dome and a serene atmosphere.


Experience the charm of Trastevere, a picturesque neighborhood known for its narrow streets, colorful houses, and vibrant nightlife. Discover authentic Roman cuisine in this lively and historic district.