CENTRO CONGRESSI ROMA EVENTI FONTANA DI TREVI

Situated in the heart of Rome, a short walk from The Quirinale and the Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain), from which it gets its name, the Roma Eventi - Fontana di Trevi Conference Centre is the ideal venue for any event. Situated in the splendid Neoclassical palace chosen by Pope Benedict XV as the location for the Gregorian University and built by Guido Barluzzi in 1930, the Conference Centre extends over 1500 sqm and consists of 15 meeting rooms able to accommodate over 1000 participants.
Versatility, high quality services, international level standards and great professionalism all make the “ROMA EVENTI - FONTANA DI TREVI” the ideal location for Conferences, Seminars and Exhibitions.

CONFERENCE CENTRE - HISTORY

Situated in the heart of Rome, the Centro Congressi Roma Eventi - Fontana di Trevi is located inside the splendid building that hosts the Pontifical Gregorian University and the library of the same name with its exceptional collection of precious books. Founded in 1551 by Ignazio Loyola, the “School of grammar, humanity and Christian doctrine” found its permanent home here, after having been moved around Rome. As early as 1581, Pope Gregory XIII was committed to finding a suitable home for the School and he commissioned the architect Bartolomeo Ammannati to construct the great building, which was inaugurated on 28 October 1584. For this reason, the pope was hailed as the “founder and father” of the Roman College that took the name of Gregorian University. In 1873, however, the building was confiscated by the Italian Government, forcing the university to be divided. After the First World War, there was once again strong interest in providing the University with a new and permanent residence.

  In 1919 Pope Pius XI, continuing on the path of his predecessor Benedict XV, decreed the purchase of several buildings and plots of land in Piazza della Pilotta, at the foot of the Quirinal Hill, with the intention of building a new location for the University there, close to the other Roman university entrusted to the Jesuits, the Pontifical Biblical Institute. The name of the square alluded to the “game of pilotta”, a ball game brought to Rome by the Florentines following the Sack of Rome in 1527, that consisted of hitting the ball with a fist or with a type of ladle. Thanks to Giulio Barluzzi's design, the University was built on an area previously occupied by several sixteenth-century convents (used until 1800 as barracks for the papal dragoons) and by the Casino di Villa Colonna building, especially demolished for the occasion. Beneath the rubble, some of the ruins of the ancient Temple of Serapis were found, a temple built by Caracalla in the 3rd century AD. On 27 December 1924, during the centenary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus, the first stone of the new complex was laid. Its building was completed three years later and it was inaugurated on 6 November 1930.


How to reach the venue

FROM THE STATION "ROMA TERMINI"

  • Bus
    - Exit the station from the Piazza dei Cinquecento side.
    - Take the number 40 Express Bus (it leaves every 5 mins) for 3 stops and get off at Piazza Venezia
    - Turn left into Piazza SS. Apostoli, walk for 50 m through the square and turn right into Via del Vaccaro, which, after 40 m, leads into Piazza della Pilotta
    The Conference Centre is situated on the upper side of the square, inside the Pontifical Gregorian University
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  • Metro underground trains
    Inside the station, take the Metro A line for 2 stops and get off at BARBERINI (continue on foot for approximately 800 m until you reach Piazza della Pilotta)
    Or Metro B line for 1 stop and get off at CAVOUR (then on foot for approximately 1.2 km)
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  • On Foot
    - Exit the station from the Piazza dei Cinquecento side.
    - Continue on in the direction of the adjacent Piazza della Repubblica and turn left into Via Nazionale
    - Walk all the way along it for about 500 m as far as Largo Magnanapoli and continue straight on (the name of the road changes and becomes Via IV Novembre)
    - Go down Via IV Novembre for 100 m Turn right under the arch in Via della Pilotta, which, after 30 m, leads into Piazza della Pilotta


FROM THE AIRPORT “LEONARDO DA VINCI”

  • Train
    A direct train leaves the airport (every 30 mins) and connects the airport of Fiumicino to Rome Termini railway station
    Once you arrive at Termini (end of the line) follow the directions relative to public transport, as on the previous page
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  • Car
    • Take the Rome/Fiumicino (A91) motorway for approximately 12 km
    • Exit onto the GRA (Grande Raccordo Anulare - Ring Road) - in the direction of “Firenze/Aurelia” (Florence/Aurelia)
    • - Take exit no. 1 (AURELIA) and follow the road for about 5 km until you reach Piazza Irnerio Turn right into Circonvallazione Aurelia for 500 m until you reach Piazza di Villa Carpegna and turn left into Via Gregorio VII
    • - Drive along Via Gregorio VII (2 km) as far as the junction with the Lungotevere (the road running along the Tiber river), go over the bridge, turn left at the traffic light and drive down the Lungotevere as far as Via Luisa di Savoia
    • - Turn right at the traffic light in Via F di Savoia and take the first road on the right (Via Maria Adelaide), which leads into Via Del Muro Torto
    • - Drive along this road and take the first exit into Via di Porta Pinciana OR continue on for 550 m and you will find the Parking VILLA BORGHESE car park.
    • - At the end of the road, you will find the Parking Ludovisi car park (the nearest to the Restricted Traffic Area) where you can park your car outside the Restricted Traffic Area gateways.
    • - Once you have left the car park, walk along Via Crispi and continue along Via in Arcione. You will find yourself in front of the Trevi Fountain. To the left, Via de' Lucchesi will take you to the Conference Centre (total of 900 m)

Details

  • Start date 20 May, 2020
  • End date 22 May, 2020

Venue

  • Centro Congressi Roma Eventi Fontana di Trevi
  • Piazza della Pilotta, 4
  • Rome