Travel to Villa Maria
From the Fiumicino airport you are recommended to take the FS regional train (regionale, all directions) to Roma Trastevere station. The trains depart every 15 minutes in day time and the tickets (8 euro), which must be validated before getting on board, can be bought from the vending machines or from the tobacco shops at the station. The travel time to Trastevere is 26 minutes. NB Do not take the Leonardo Express shuttle train because it does not stop at Trastevere but goes on to Termini Central Station, which is far from the Gianicolo.
At the Trastevere station you have basically three options:
1) If you do not have heavy luggage, you can take either Tram 8 (direction Venezia), Tram 3 (direction Valle Giulia), Bus H (direction Termini), or Bus 780 (direction P.zza Venezia) up to Ippolito Nievo stop (the 2nd stop), where you have to cross the street to the left and climb the stairs (scalea Ugo Bassi) up the hill (rather steep rise). Via Ugo Bassi leads directly to Largo Giovanni Berchet where you see the Casa per Ferie Villa Maria.
|Stazione Roma Trastevere - Villa Maria|
2) With luggage, it is perhaps best to take Bus 871 for 10 stops up to the Carini/Bonnet stop, where you take the first street to the left (Via Giovanni Livraghi), then take Via delle Mura Gianicolensi to the right and after 200 metres see Villa Maria on the right. Bus 871 departs every 15 minutes in the afternoon, but only every 30 minutes in the morning and in the evening. For tram and bus, you can buy single tickets (1,50 euro) from vendors at the station or from vending machines on the piazza in front of the station. The tickets must be validated on board.
|Carini/Bonnet bus stop (lines 871 and 75) - Villa Maria|
3) You can take a taxi if you wish, but I am afraid we cannot reimburse taxi trips. The address is Casa per Ferie Villa Maria, Largo Berchet, 4, Gianicolo, and the taxi may cost anything from 5 to 20 euro. Remember that Rome is special - whatever transportation option you choose, you will regret later :)
From the Termini central railway station, it may be easiest to take Bus 75 (direction Poerio/Marino) on the south-western side of the Piazza Cinquecento. The trip is 23 stops and will take 25-40 minutes depending on the traffic. You should get off at Carini/Bonnet, where you take the first street to the left (Via Giovanni Livraghi), then take Via delle Mura Gianicolensi to the right and after 200 metres see Villa Maria on the right. Bus 75 runs every 12 to 20 minutes.
Accommodation at Villa Maria
Single rooms have been booked for most of you at the Casa per Ferie Villa Maria, Largo Berchet, 4. Only Marko Halonen, Erik Henriksson, and I will be staying at Villa Lante.
The workshop will begin on Wednesday 31 May at the Norwegian Institute, Viale Trenta Aprile, 33. The Institute is within a few minutes' walk from Villa Maria (see the map below). After the lunch, we will walk together to the Finnish Institute, Villa Lante, Passeggiata del Gianicolo 10, for the rest of the day. Thursday 1 June will be again at the Norwegian Institute.
The workshop dinner will take place at 8 p.m. on Wednesday in a restaurant to be announced soon.
|Villa Maria (Largo Berchet, 4) - Norwegian institute (Via Trenta Aprile, 33) - Finnish Institute (Passeggiata del Gianicolo, 10)|