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Travel Guide

About Rome/Vatican City

Rome is the capital of Italy and the country’s largest and most populated city in Italy. The city is located along the shores of the Tiber River. Rome offers everything from seas and nature to good food and beautiful villages with rich history and art. Hills, lakes, rivers and vineyards surround the city of Rome. Rome’s history spans more than two and a half thousand years, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Europe.

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The Vatican City, the smallest country in the world, is located in the very heart of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states. Vatican City features some of the world's most famous paintings and sculptures. The unique economy of Vatican City is supported financially by the sale of postage stamps and tourist souvenirs, fees for admission to museums, and the sale of publications.

This symposium will take place in the Gregorian University, which sits in the heart of Rome, but is a part of the Vatican’s City’s Extraterritorial Properties.

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Getting to Rome

Getting There Is Easy!

Rome airport Fiumicino or Leonardo da Vinci airport of Rome is Italy’s first airport and one of Italy’s main airports for intercontinental and international arrivals. A wide range of flights are available from both traditional and low-cost airlines, covering a vast array of destinations. Italy has air links with most European countries and with the rest of the world.

Rome Airport Fiumicino offers various means of transport – public and private – to reach the airport.


All visitors to Italy must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date they are departing the country. Visitors from some foreign countries will require a visa.

Please visit the Italy Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for more information on visas, fees and the application process.

Important Dates

Closed: Please Register On Site
Registration Opens

Abstract Submission

28 February 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline (Closed)

26 April 2017
Regular Registration Rate Deadline (Closed)

27 April 2017
On-site Registration Begins (Closed)

27-29 April 2017
WAO Symposium on Hot Topics in Allergy: Pediatric and Regulatory Aspects