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John Felice Rome Center

Travel from the U.S. to Rome

Getting to Rome

Group Travel

The Rome Center Office in Chicago organizes group travel with its agency, Advantage / Heritage Travel, departing from Chicago.  Group travel is provided for students enrolling either for a Fall or Spring semester; there is no group travel arrangement for the summer session. There is a specific group departure date from the USA and a specific group return date from Italy.  While there can be no deviation from the USA departure date, generally the return date from Italy can be changed once.

While there is no obligation to travel with the group, this arrangement for travel from the USA to Rome is recommended for many reasons. The group receives:

Please be advised that students who do not purchase the group ticket through Advantage / Heritage Travel are not entitled to transportation on the chartered bus to the campus, even if they book the same flight(s) as the group, or arrive near the time of the group flight.  While no transportation is provided by the travel agency for the group return, the JFRC may arrange for a bus on the assigned departure date.  Students must pay for this end of term airport bus service and seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Students who cannot be accommodated on the return bus can share taxis for a minimally higher cost.  The Studnt Life staff at the JFRC will coordinate and distribute information close to the end of the semester.

Please report any changes in travel plans immediately to romesla@luc.edu prior to departure from the US. For any issues that you may have upon arrival at the airport in Rome, please contact the JFRC campus at +39.06.355.881 

Airport Taxis

Rome Center representatives cannot meet or make arrangements for students who travel independently. Students traveling from the airport are advised to take an officially licensed taxi. The distance from the Fiumicino / Leonardo da Vinci Airport to the John Felice Rome Center is roughly 20 miles, and the fare is about €50.00 -  €60.00 depending on traffic.  Picking up a taxi at the airport is not complicated, but for a tired and overwhelmed traveler it can be a little tricky. The first rule is to take only an officially licensed taxi.

Taxis: What to Look For

An officially licensed taxi:

Taxis: Directions and Cost


Arriving by Train

Students arriving by train at the Stazione Termini (Rome's Central Train Station) should take the Metropolitana (Metro Line A) to the Cipro Stop and then transfer to any of several buses (990, 913, 991, 907) traversing the Via delle Medaglie d' Oro in the Balduina neighborhood on Monte Mario. Students who do not speak Italian fluently should consult an English-speaking employee at the information booth in the train station for precise directions before they leave the train station. Students should also pick up a map of the city bus system (ATAC) and ask how to use bus tickets, as well as how to embark and disembark from the buses, this information can also be found on the ATAC Roma website.


John Felice Rome Center · Sullivan Center for Student Services· 6339 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
800.344.ROMA · rome@luc.edu

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