Meeting point for the departure towards the holy valley of Rieti


Meeting point for the departure by bus to the Franciscan Sanctuaries of the Holy Valley of Rieti
(Optional pilgrimage in the footsteps of St. Francis)

Meeting point in Rome on 29 November 2018 :
Leonardo da Vinci International Airport Rome Fiumicino from 1:30pm

The scheduled departure time is 2:00 pm, but the bus will wait for all registered participants before leaving, as long as you have answered the questionnaire that will be sent to you after your registration, asking you to specify :

  • date and time of arrival in Rome,
  • flight number and company,
  • airport name, etc. idem if you arrive by train.. …
  • mobile phone number (IMPORTANT: so we can reach you!!!!)
  • a special section is included – at the beginning of the questionnaire – for participants arriving directly in Assisi and wishing to use the bus from Assisi to Rome (departure from Assisi around 9.30 am on Thursday 29 November 2018 – for these people, it is of course not necessary to answer the other questions! – a contribution to the costs may be requested)

In all cases, we ask you to call us if you are late:

  • Thierry = +33 660 49 44 40
  • Thérèse = +33 672 85 60 46

To reach Leonardo da Vinci Airport Rome Fiumicino

1 – from the Rome-Termini Station (i. e. also from the city centre of Rome):

  • take the “Leonardo Express” express train
  • a train every 30 minutes
  • cost 14 €
  • journey 30 min

2 – from Rome Ciampino International Airport (3 options avalaible):

a) express buses to Terminal 3 of Rome Fiumicino Airport: Gaspari bus company, from Ciampino bus parking

  • only 2 possible schedules: 09h20 and 11h20
  • cost 10 € (ticket to be taken on the bus)
  • journey 50 min

b) white taxis, in agreement with the city of ROME, which can be shared by 3 or 4 people: taking place outside the airport

  • fixed price 50 € for the trip
  • journey 30 min
  • beware of private “taxi” offers inside the terminal building

c) first reach Rome-Termini Station (if you missed the 11:20 bus above): in 3 steps, total duration 1h45 to 2h00!!!! TO AVOID ++++

1st step

  • take the direct bus from the Cotral Company to Anagnina (metro terminus line A); only one possible timetable: 12:00 pm
  • ticket to be taken on the bus
  • 20 min trip

2nd step

  • at the Anagnina terminus, take the metro line A
  • to Rome Central Station Termini
  • duration 35 min

3rd step: see point 1 – above.

NB – in the 2 airports of Rome Ciampino and Rome Fiumicino (terminal 3), as well as at the Termini Central Station:

there is a tourist information point, where you can find people who speak your language!

Once arrived at Leonard de Vinci Rome Fiumicino Airport, the meeting point will be precisely the tourist information point of Terminal 3 of Fiumicino (see the diagram below)… where the organizers of the Retreat (Association Les Amis d’Ajatananda Ashram: Thierry and Thérèse Buffel) will wait for you at 1:30pm, and then accompany you to the bus. 

A café-restaurant, where you can wait for the appointment time, is located just next to this information point

Informations sur le formulaire de donation

Une fois arrivé sur le formulaire, intitulé ‘Donation à l’association Les Amis d’Ajatananda Ashram pour soutenir l’Ashram‘, vous allez pouvoir choisir :

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