General Information

General Information

Conference Venue and Hotel Information

NH Collection Roma Centro

Via dei Gracchi, 324 00192 Rome – Italy. Click here for the hotel website.

Hotel Room Block

HCU Network Australia has secured a room block at the NH Collection Roma Centro.  The hotel accomodations are processed through the hotel directly using the booking link for participants here.  Please click here to be taken to the Roma Centro booking link to book your hotel room and to read the room cancellation policy.  The room block will close on 7 January 2019.

How to Arrive in Rome

Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) Airport (FCO)

Leonardo da Vinci Airport is the main airport serving Rome. The airport is located 29km from the city centre of Rome. There are several bus, taxi and transfer companies who provide airport shuttle services.

Ciampino Airport (CIA)

If you are travelling from or to another area within Italy, Ciampino Airport is the airport serving domestic and some international flights. The airport is located 15km from the city center of Rome. Bus, taxi and transfer companies provide airport shuttle services.

Stazione Termini

Stazione Termini is the main train station in Rome. Airport buses and trains, as well as international trains will arrive at Stazione Termini. Here you can also get a taxi and bus to take you on to your destination.

About Rome

As Italy’s capital, Rome is one of the countries most popular tourist destinations.

Some suggested places to visit in Rome:

  • Colosseum
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Pantheon
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Vatican City

Practical Information

Language: Italian is the official and most widely spoken language in Rome. As Rome is a large tourist city, many people also speak English.
Time Zone: Rio follows the Central European Time (CET) (UTC/GMT + 1 hours)
11 hours behind Melbourne, Sydney and Hobart (AEDT)
10.5 hours behind Adelaide (ACDT)
10 hours behind Brisbane (AEST)
9.5 hours behind Darwin (ACST)
7 hours behind Perth (AWST)
Weather: With the end of winter for Rome in February and the beginning of Spring in March, the average maximum temperature is 15 C and the average minimum is 5 C.
Dress code: The dress code for the meeting is casual or business casual as Rome is a very informal city.
Electricity: You will require a travel adapter for your electrical goods.
Telecommunications: The Country Code for Italy is +39 and the area code for Rome is 06.
Currency: The Italian monetary unit is the Euro (EUR).
Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Diners and American Express are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.
Visas: Australian citizens planning on staying within Italy or other EU member countries for less than 90 days are not required a visa.
Taxis: When taking a taxi in Rome make sure the meter reads Tariffa 1. Sometimes, taxi drivers will put the meter on Tariffa 2 for unsuspecting tourists, which charges the passenger at a much higher rate. Tariffa 2 must only be applied when exiting Rome’s highway, Grande Raccordo Annulare.
Tipping: Tips are optional and not expected in Italy. However, tipping may be appropriate where service is exceptional.
Emergency Numbers: Police (Carabineri) – 112
General Emergency – 113
Fire Brigade – 115
Car Breakdown Assistance – 116
Ambulance / Medical Emergencies – 118