About Rome

Popularly known as the capital of Italy as well as the Lazio region, Rome is one of the most recognized and celebrated cities in the world. Paradise to some of the glorious and most renowned ancient empires, Rome has established itself as an immortal town from where it gets the tag of 'Eternal City.' With a lush history of more than 28 centuries, Rome is acknowledged to be the world's most passionate, romantic and charismatic town. Roman literature remains to be the most enduring legacy which showcases the greatness of its culture. Apart from being known for its literature, Rome is also recognized to be a “Creative City of Film,” including itself in the Network of the Creative Cities of the World. Boasting the status of a 'global city,' Rome is currently showing a strong record of increasing tourists every year. Additionally, it is a city of extreme Christian relevance as the world's smallest country, the Vatican City and the holiest site of Catholic Christianity are located within the boundaries of Rome.

Public Transport System

Rome has an excellent network of public transport in the city provided through its bus, train and tram Services.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness - High, Efficiency - High

Mode & Cost of Transports

All modes of public transportation in Rome can be utilized after purchasing a common ticket. 

  • The 24-hour ticket costing €7.00 provides unlimited travel on the Metrebus network which could be metros, buses, and trains.
  • The 48-hour ticket will cost approx. €12.50.
  • The 72-hour ticket is a 3-day ticket and costs €18.
  • The CIS ticket is valid for one week and will cost €24.
  • The standard B.I.T ticket is valid for 100 minutes which allows one metro ride and buses including transfers.

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 1.17
Cup of Coffee USD 1.17
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.17
Rice/Kg USD 2.34
White Bread USD 1.17
Eggs (12) USD 3.51
Combo Meal USD 9.37
Fine Dining USD 70.25
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 2.34
Domestic Beer USD 2.34
Imported Beer USD 1.17
Bottle of Wine USD 5.85
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 5.85
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.17
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 2.34
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 1287.88

Do’s:

  • Keep your belongings safe, as pickpocketing is a common practice observed here. 
  • While visiting a church, dress appropriately as there are dress codes at major churches.
  • Buy one bottle of water and keep refilling it at ’Nasoni Fountains’ located throughout the city.
  • Purchase skip-the-line tickets from popular sites such as the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums so that you can prevent long queues. Booking tickets here will cost a bit more.
  • Rome is typically very hot and crowded during summers, carry appropriate clothing.

Don’ts:

  • Depend on taxis for the sites as most of the attractions are relatively closer to each other.
  • Plan to visit museums on Mondays, as they remain closed on Monday.

Night Life

Roman nightlife leaves tourists super excited. When the sun goes down, the Romans surely know how to party hard. And as the famous proverb goes, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do" so do not hesitate to enjoy yourself in the diverse variety of bars, pubs, clubs, and discotheques spread all over the city, making it a real treat to stay indoors. But the greatest way to enjoy the culture, vibe, and spirit of this famed city is outdoor. Every Roman square often turns into a big outdoor bar at night. Drink with friends, enjoy live music, stay relaxed or attend an all-night dance party, it's your choice. After sunset, Rome has something for everyone. As dawn breaks, people returning to their dwelling have croissants with cups of cappuccino and bid farewell to the fun-filled night. As a tourist, a simple night out at any square can quickly turn into an exciting outdoor bar.

Must See

  • Visit Rome’s Vegan Cat Café
  • Eat with a Local with BonAppetour
  • Take a glance at a 2,000-year-old pyramid in Rome
  • View St Paul’s Outside The Wall
  • Enjoy Street Art in Ostiense
  • See the unusually surreal House of the Owls
  • Walk along the Appian Way
  • Visit the cats at the scene of Julius Caesar’s murder
  • Gaze at the 21st Century art
  • Walk around the Coppedè district
  • Enjoy the plethora of carnivals, festivals and various free street performances

Experiences

  • Driving tour by Vintage Fiat 500 on rent and take charge of discovering local Roman street art.
  • Listen to scary ghost stories in the historical places of Rome, one should be brave enough to take this tour.
  • Romeow is a cat cafe which not only has cats to cuddle, but also amazing food to offer.
  • The Spanish stairs are one of the mandatory stops when in Rome. Hey, don’t forget to carry your camera lens.
  • Take a bike tour to see and enjoy the old ruins present in the countryside in less time.
  • If someone is visiting Rome during the 1st of May and is a music lover then he must visit the Primo Maggio concert. It is a free open-air concert at San Giovanni square.
  • Attend great concerts in the month of July at the Auditorium Music Park.

Activities

Parco de' Medici Golf Club
Golf
Via Salvatore Rebecchini, 39, 00148 Roma RM, Italy
Distance From City Center
16.3 km
CRFS LIPU Roma
Zoo
Via Ulisse Aldrovandi, 2, 00197 Roma RM, Italy
Distance From City Center
3.3 km
Roccaraso
Ski
Via Roma 48, 67037 Roccaraso, Italy
Distance From City Center
183 km
Blue Bay Beach
Beach
Via Ardeatina, 103, 00042 Anzio RM, Italy
Distance From City Center
61 km
Olgiata Golf and Country Club
Golf
Largo Olgiata, 15, 00123 Roma RM, Italy
Distance From City Center
28.8 km
I Gatti Della Piramide
Zoo
V. Del Campo Boario, Piazzale Ostiense, Rome 00154
Distance From City Center
5 km
Prati di Tivo
Ski
64047 Province of Teramo, Italy
Distance From City Center
184 km
Sperlonga
Beach
Sperlonga, 04029 Province of Latina, Rome.
Distance From City Center
152 km
Golf Club Parco di Roma
Golf
Via dei Due Ponti, 110, 00189 Roma RM, Italy
Distance From City Center
192 km
Gran Sasso mountain
Ski
64047 Pietracamela, Province of Teramo, Italy
Distance From City Center
137 km
Bioparco di Roma
Zoo
Viale del Giardino Zoologico, 1, Rome 00197
Distance From City Center
3.8 km
Castel Gandolfo Country Club
Golf
Via Santo Spirito, 13, 00040 Pavona RM, Italy
Distance From City Center
22.8 km
Princess Cruise - Pacific Princess
Casino
Princess Cruises, Via dei Baglioni, 19 00164 Roma RM
Distance From City Center
227 km
Hakuna Matata Beach
Beach
Lungomare Duilio, 00122 Lido di Ostia RM, Italy
Distance From City Center
31.5 km
Small Zoo Mezzana Stefania
Zoo
Via di Acqua Bullicante, 225
Distance From City Center
6.6 kms
Santa Marinella
Beach
Santa Marinella, 00058 Metropolitan city of Rome, Italy
Distance From City Center
74 km
Kicks’ Dollhouse
Zoo
via Enrico dal Pozzo 4, 00146 Rome, Italy
Distance From City Center
6 km

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Official Language

Italian

Other Language

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Currency

Euro (EUR)

Population

4.3 (Millions)

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Weather

Few Clouds 14.88°C

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TimeZone

03:49 AM (GMT +02:00)

 

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Ambulance

118

 

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Police

113

 

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Type C
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type F
Type F ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type L
Type L ( 230 V 50 Hz)
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Airport Name / IATA Code

Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport - FCO

Best time to visit

June, July, August and September are the busiest time of the year in Rome as tourists from all over the world visit during this period. Summer time is usually sunny and warm with blue skies, which makes exploring the city on foot a real pleasure.

Moderate time to visit

April and May are good months to visit Rome when the weather is pleasant and prices are moderate.

Worst time to visit

October, November, December, January, February, and March: Winter in Rome is not extreme but it can be uncomfortable to travel outside. November and December are the wettest months, making it difficult to tour.

Taxi

Start Tariff: EUR 4.00

1 Km. Tariff: EUR 1.38

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: EUR 27.00

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