Practical information

Computers and software

The participants need to bring a laptop computer for the laboratories.


It is your responsibility to ensure you are equipped with the appropriate software at your arrival. 


The following software packages are needed:


1. Microsoft Excel

2. Stata 12 (a temporary license will be delivered to all participants at arrival)

3. zTree (a temporary license will be delivered to all participants at arrival)


Participants should check the compatibility of zTree with their hardware and software looking at this page: 


We encourage the participants needing a visa to Italy to register as soon as possible.


No invitation letter will be provided before the payment of the tuition fee has been received.


It is the participant's responsibility to contact the embassy or consulate of Italy in their country.


Accidents insurance at the course venue is not provided, please make sure you are adequately insured during your stay.


Evidence of health insurance is required for participants from outside the EU, at their own cost.

Power adaptors

The power grid is 220 V / 50 Hz.

Italian and German standard power sockets available.

How to reach the School venue

From Roma Termini you can easily get to the school by the following buses:
92, 223, 360, 910

get off at the bus stop Pinciana/museo Borghese and in 3 minutes walk you will be at via Livenza n.6, at the FIDAF venue, where the school will be hosted.

How to reach Rome

Rome can be reached in several ways.

An overview is available here.


By airplane

The main airport of Rome is Leonardo da Vinci in Fiumicino, about 30 kilometres southwest of the city. The other airport is Ciampino, where most domestic, and some international flights arrive, about 15 kilometres southeast of the city. 

You can easily get a bus from the airport that would drop you to the central station Roma Termini in less than an hour. The buses are comfortable and way cheaper than taxis. There’s also the Leonardo Express train that will take you from Leonardo da Vinci airport into the main city.

By train

Rome is well served by rail connections to all the major cities in Italy and Europe. The main railway stations in Rome are Roma Termini and Roma Tiburtina both served by Trenitalia and Italo.

By car

All the roads lead to Rome...

anyway, the main road connecting Rome to the north and south of Italy is the A1 Autostrada del Sole, which connects with the ring road circling the city. If you plan to drive to Rome (and we would not suggest to do so), you would require an international driving licence.

Travel to Rome...