|How to get to LNF
Frascati's National Laboratories (LNF), the main important Italian complex of research laboratories and equipment in the field of basic physics, is situated in the picturesque place among the particular villas, tidy vineyards and olive trees.
Main LNF entrance
P. za Roma and P. le G. Marconi
Frascati (~ 20 km to south of Rome) is a famous and popular town of the "Castelli Romani" well known for its beautiful villas and quality wines. The elegant villas are the main interest of the town. From Piazza Marconi you can see the Villa Aldobrandini, the largest and best preserved in Frascati, and you also have a view of Rome. Frascati has many churches. The most important is St. Peter's cathedral with a refined work of differently coloured stones.
Tourism and trade are the main activities of this town. The important monuments, the beautiful villas and Baroque gardens attract many tourists. Trade mainly regards wine export: the "Frascati" white wine is made from different grapes, which are cultivated by experienced winegrowers. These two activities have fostered the development of the town: hotels and restaurants have been built. You can also find various wine shops in the heart of Frascati; they are a customary destination for tourists.
Famous research centers placed here lend Frascati an international importance. Frascati houses the most important scientific centers in Italy that found here calm and peace only a few minutes from Rome: INFN (the Italy's National Nuclear Institute), ENEA (the Italian Alternative Energy Authority) CNR (Italy's National Research Council), ESA/ESRIN (the European Space Agency), and OAR (the Astronomical Observatory of Rome).
LNF: bird's-eye view
How to get to the conference
The “Channeling 2006 ” conference will be held at Frascati's National Laboratory (LNF). To get to LNF, please, follow the instructions below (copy of the official LNF's web site information: http://www.lnf.infn.it/lnfadmin/travel/ ).
From Termini and Ciampino Railway Stations take a train to Frascati or to Tor Vergata Stations (see below).
Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the Airport to Frascati (licensed white or yellow cabs are strongly adviced). From Fiumicino the distance is about 30 km and the taxi fare amounts to approximately 70,00 Euro. From Ciampino the taxi fare is approximately 40 Euro.
@ from Roma "Termini" railway station:
- From "Roma Termini" to Frascati-LNF: take the train Roma-Cassino ( FM6 ) and get off at "Tor Vergata" . The journey takes about 20 minutes. The LNF are at 150 m uphill on E. Fermi Street. Tickets are available at tobacconist's shops and newspapers kiosk and cost 2,00 Euro.
- From "Roma Termini" to Frascati downtown : take the train Roma-Frascati ( FM4 ). Frascati station is in 2 km distance from LNF and it is possible to take a taxi to LNF.
- Otherwise from "Roma Termini" take the Underground ("linea A") to the "Anagnina Station", then a bus to Frascati (nearly every 30 minutes). Tickets are available at tobacconist's shops and newspapers kiosks and cost 2,00 Euro.
Alternatively you can take a taxi (from Termini Station fare amounts to approximately 52,00 Euro).
@ from Ciampino railway station:
- From Ciampino Railway Station to Frascati you can take a train on both lines: to Tor Vergata (FM4) or to Frascati downtown (FM6) . Tickets cost 1,50 Euro.
About how to reach the hotels, see "Accommodation".
There is a bus service (ENEA/INFN) from Rome to LNF only during working days from Monday to Friday (see timetable ).
You can take the ring highway "Grande Raccordo Anulare", Exit 21-22 (see map), then the state highway "Tuscolana" to Frascati. Turn left (via E. Fermi) at the traffic-lights after Villa Mercede Hotel
During the meeting days a shuttle bus will link the conference hotels with the LNF, in accordance with the beginning and the end of the meeting activities.