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About Rome

Rome is the capital of the Italian Republic. It is the largest and most populated city in Italy and one of Europe’s major capitals.

It is the city with the highest concentration of historical and architectural assets in the world. Its historical centre, delineated by the Aurelian Walls, has a heritage of nearly three thousand years and is an invaluable testimony of Western Europe’s cultural, artistic and historical legacy.

In 1980 the centre of Rome was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, along with the Holy See’s property, beyond the confines of the Vatican State, as well as the Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls.

Rome is the only city in the world to host an entire foreign state within its confines, the enclave of the Vatican City.

Over 16% of the world’s cultural treasures are located in Rome (70% in all of Italy).

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Rome has two airports: Fiumicino and Ciampino (mainly low cost flights).

Fiumicino-Leonardo Da Vinci is Rome’s main airport. It is located 26 km southwest of the city. By train it takes only 30 minutes to get to Termini Station (Rome’s major train station).

There are two railway line connections arriving and leaving the international "Leonardo da Vinci" Fiumicino airport:

1) The better option is the "Leonardo express", a non-stop service to Termini railway station. Tickets cost 14 euros.

2) Alternatively, it is possible to take the Sabina-Fiumicino line (FR1)which stops at some of Rome’s main railway stations (Tiburtina, Tuscolana, Ostiense, Trastevere). Trains usually leave every 15 minutes, and on holidays, every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 8 euros.

3) Bus Shuttle: from Rome Termini train station, or from downtown Piazza Cavour, you can hop on the bus to Fiumicino Airport or Fiumicino town. From the airport take the shuttle bus to Rome city centre or Termini train station. Tickets cost 6 euros (http://www.sitbusshuttle.com/)

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Entering Italy:

EU visitors can enter Italy with only an ID card. Non-EU visitors to Italy need a valid passport. The maximum length of stay is 90 days. For longer stays, visitors will need a special permit.

Visitors from some non-EU countries may require a visa to enter Italy.

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Italian Currency and Time Zone:

The Italian currency is the Euro.

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Italy is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1)



- By train 

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- By buses and metro

Rome's bus network is extensive and reasonable, but the metro (subway) is much simpler for the short-term visitor to master.

Public transportation tickets must be purchased in advance from Tobacconists, newsstands, bars, or machines at metro and major bus stops.


- Taxis

Taxi ranks are located at various points around the city centre. Some of the main ones are located at Termini Station, Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza Venezia, Largo Argentina, Piazza delle Cinque Lune (near Piazza Navona), Piazza Barberini and Via Boncompagni (near Via Veneto).

Visitors are advised to use only the official white taxis.

The flat rate from Fiumicino Airport to Rome city centre, and from Rome city centre to Fiumicino Airport, is 48 euro.

The major taxi companies in Rome are:

Radio Taxi - phone: +39 06 3570

Radio Taxi Samarcanda - phone: +39 06 5551

Pronto Taxi - phone: +39 06 6645

Radio Taxi Tevere - phone: +39 06 41571


Smoking policy

Smoking is banned in all indoor public places and restaurants in Rome.