Travel and venue

On-site Venue Information

Conference Location

WUWNet 2014 will be held at University of Rome "La Sapienza". Here is a map of the Sapienza campus showing the conference location. On-site registration for the conference will be in front of the ORGANI COLLEGIALI room, found by entering the Rettorato through the ORGANI COLLEGIALI entrance indicated in the map.

Hotel Location

For your convenience, the conference has a block of rooms near the conference centre, at La Casa dell'Aviatore. These rooms will be reserved for WUWNet attendees at a special rate up to October 3rd 2014. To book these rooms, please send an e-mail to with subject WUWNET2014CAV, specifying in the content: name, surname, arrival date and departure date. Rooms are close to Rome Termini Train Station, which is connected both to Fiumicino (FCO) and Ciampino (CIA) airports.

Special Rate Rooms

Several rooms have been reserved (20 double rooms and 10 single rooms) at a special rate in two buildings of the "Casa dell'Aviatore". You can locate them in the map below.
The rooms come at different rates based on building location:

  1. The first building is located in Viale dell'Università, 20, right next to the campus where the conference will be held. It has a restaurant and the walking time to the conference room is 5 minutes. The rates for this building are:
    Single room: 70 Euros per night
    Double room: 100 Euros per night (availability limited to 5 double rooms)
  2. The second building is located in Via Lazzaro Spallanzani, 42. Here, there is no restaurant, but there is a reception and there is the possibility to have breakfast. The rates are:
    Single room: 45 Euros per night
    Double room: 80 Euros per night

All fares include breakfast. There is a "sojourn tax" of 3.50 Euros per person per day to add to the above fares.
To book your room, please send an email to within October 3rd, 2014, specifying your preferences (single/double and building location), and your conference registration receipt.  You will receive a confirmation of your booking within 1 day, or a notification that the option you selected is no more available, giving you the list of choices that is still available. Note that you need NOT and should NOT send an email to the hotel, as the room confirmation will be processed by University of Rome in a batch mode following a dedicated internal procedure as per an agreement between University of Rome “La Sapienza” and the “Casa dell'Aviatore”. Requests will be processed in the order they arrive. Due to the limited number of rooms, please consider issuing you request as soon as possible.


If you need a VISA to enter Italy, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Please visit the official page Visa for Italy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Support letter from the ACM

ACM is able to provide VISA support letters to attendees as well as authors with accepted papers, posters, or members of the conference committee. Please note that what you receiveis a support letter. ACM does not issue formal "letters of invitation" to any of its conferences.

  • For obtaining a VISA support letter from the ACM, requests should be directed to the following email address
  • Those requesting a letter should allow up to one week to receive it. All requests will be handled in the order they are received. The information below should be included with the request:
    • Name (as it appears on attendee’s passport) and mailing address
    • The name of the conference attendees is registering for
    • Attendee’s registration confirmation number
    • Authors may indicate their paper title. Speakers can provide the title of their talk
    • Include a fax number or email address of where letter can be sent
  • ACM does not provide letters for transport of vendor or presenter equipment. ACM suggests shipping the materials insured to the conference facility.

Invitation letter from the organizing institution

Please carefully read the following: Attendees may ask for an invitation letter from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Note that this letter is different from the support letter by the ACM, it does not display the ACM logo and makes no reference to the ACM at all. However, requesting a support letter to the ACM is a pre-requisite for obtaining an invitation letter from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. To obtain the invitation letter from University of Rome “La Sapienza” attendees will proceed as follows:

  • Authors of accepted papers and/or members of the conference committee that have registered for the conference will need to request the VISA support letter to the ACM (addressing it to, carbon copying (i.e., cc-ing) it to the following email address: They will receive the invitation letter from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in up to two days from the reception of the carbon copy of the request of support letter to the ACM.
  • Prospective attendees that are not authors of accepted papers, and are not conference committee members will need to register for the conference and make a request of VISA support letter to the ACM as described above. The attendee will carbon copy the request of the support letter to the ACM (addressed to to
    Upon reception of the support letter by the ACM, they will need to forward the ACM letter to The invitation letter will be released in up to two days from the reception of the ACM support letter. The attendee must clearly indicate his/her institution, indicating his/her lab, and provide brief information of his/her research activity in the field of underwater communication and networking, or the research activity in the field of his/her research group. The use of an institutional email is preferable. In any case, the release of a support letter from University of Rome “La Sapienza” will be conditioned to an internal evaluation process, and will only state the name of the conference and the fact that the attendee has registered for the conference.

How to reach Rome

Flight connections

Rome has two major airports: Leonardo da Vinci, also known as Fiumicino (FCO) and Ciampino (CIA). From the airports, the city center can be reached in the following ways:

  • From Fiumicino Airport (FCO) by train: There are trains to Roma Termini Train Station every 30 minutes. See the schedule here, specifying FROM: Fiumicino Aeroporto TO: Roma Termini. The duration of the trip is 32 minutes and the price of the ticket is 14euro. The trains to the other stations in Rome, namely Roma Tiburtina, Roma Tuscolana, Roma Ostiense and Roma Trastevere, are even more frequent. The cost is 8euro, but the duration is longer. See the schedule here.
  • From Fiumicino Airport by taxi: taxi fares from FCO to Rome are fixed (see here); e.g. from Fiumicino Airport to within the Aurelian Walls: 48euro
  • From Ciampino Airport by taxi: taxi fares from CIA to Rome are fixed (see here). E.g., From Ciampino Airport to within the Aurelian Walls: 30euro


Rome has two main railway stations, Termini and Tiburtina. High-speed trains connect to national/international destinations: Eurostar for Italy (e.g., Milan about 3:00, Florence about 1:30, Naples 1:10). There are two main railway service providers: Ferrovie dello Stato and NTV.

Bus and metro in the city

Route Planner of the Roma Public System Authority.