Special Events


@ Rome City Tour

June 17th 2024
Start: 5.30 pm

[Where] Piazza di S. Pietro in Vincoli | Rome
[When] Monday, June 17th 2024
Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Roman Forum, and Imperial Forums. The Tour will be conducted on foot, and the monuments will only be visible from the outside. Departure and arrival at P.zza di S. Pietro in Vincoli.


@ Hotel Building

June 18th 2024
Start: 7.30 pm

[Where] Via Montebello, 126 | Rome
[When] Tuesday, June 18th 2024
The Hotel Building is centrally located in Rome, near the UK Embassy in Porta Pia and Termini station. Join us for a special Welcome Cocktail in the cradle of electrical engineering!


@ Chiostro di San Pietro in Vincoli

June 19th 2024
Start: 8.30 pm

[Where] Via Eudossiana, 18 | Rome
[When] Wednesday, June 19th 2024
Tucked away in Rome’s historic district, the Cloister of Saint Peter in Chains offers a peaceful retreat. Surrounded by elegant columns, this Renaissance gem invites visitors to discover its timeless beauty and rich history.


The terrace hosting the event overlooks the Aurelian Walls, behind the receiving station of the world’s first alternating current electrical line: the Rome-Tivoli line. Designed and built by Guglielmo Mengarini, this line was activated on July 4th, 1892, marking an absolute milestone in the global electrical sector.


It was thanks to Pope Julius II, of the della Rovere family, that the final arrangement of the convent and the erection of the cloister of the church of San Pietro in Vincoli took place. The cloister is located within the Faculty, with arcades running along its sides. These arcades are supported by columns with Ionic capitals bearing the della Rovere coat of arms.
With the establishment of the engineering course in Rome by Pope Pius VII in 1817, Italy saw the birth of its first professional school for engineering.
In 1873, the school relocated to the premises of the convent adjacent to the church of San Pietro in Vincoli.
In 1908, a new building with direct access from Via delle Sette Sale was dedicated to the Institute of Electrical Engineering.
In 1935, it became the Faculty of Engineering.
A characteristic well, the symbol of the Faculty of Engineering, remains to testify to the original function of the cloister.