|Info about Rome|
The Apollo Belvedere, some colossal heads of roman statues and recently
the Sistine Chapel, have taken possession of my soul to the point where
I see almost nothing else. However, it is difficult, small as we are and
used to smallness, to come close to such nobility, grandeur and perfection.
I believe myself to have been reborn into a true life the day I arrived
J.W. Goethe, Trip to Italy
|Current weather in Rome||Telephone|
|Currency, banks and exchange||Time and date|
|Currency, Banks and Exchange|
The official currency in Italy is the Euro. Banks are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm and from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Money can also be changed at the airport, in exchange desks located across the city and at the main railway station (Termini) on Saturdays and Sundays. Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept foreign currency and major credit cards. ATMs are located throughout the city.
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Prices include service in bars and restaurants, but tips are always welcome.
The electricity supply is 220 volts, 50 Hz. Foreign appliances may require an adapter.
Italy is an EU Schengen Country: no visas are required for visitors from most of Europe, the US, Japan and South America. For all other countries, visas are issued on a reciprocal basis. If you are in doubt, it is advisable to contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your home country.
Public phones are available on almost every street corner. Most only accept telephone cards or some new-type credit cards. Call charges depend on the time of day and provider. Usually, peak time is 8:00 to 18:00 on working days (monday to friday). The Rome area code is 06. The international code for Italy is 39. To make an international call from Italy start with 00 and and the complete international phone number, i.e. country code, city code, local phone number (example: 001-212-1234567).
|Time and Date|
Roma is located in the Middle
European Time Zone, GMT+1.
Emergency public assistance: 113
Carabinieri (military police): 112
First aid: 118
Fire brigade: 115
Breakdown assistance (Automobile Club of Italy): 116
Airport and airlines
Fiumicino airport (FCO): 06 65951
Ciampino airport (CIA): 06 794 941
Air France: 06 47181
Alitalia: 06 65643
Austrian Airlines: 06 85354610
British Airways: 06 485480
Canadian: 06 6591300
Delta Airlines: 06 85354925
Iberia: 1478 31055
Japan Airlines: 06 65953840
KLM: 06 6529286
Lufthansa: 06 65954156
Olympic Airways: 06 48903089
Qantas: 06 486561
Sabena: 06 421231
SAS: 06 65010771
Swissair: 06 8470518
TWA: 06 47211
VARIG: 06 4677210
Trenitalia information: 8488 88088
La Capitale: 06 49 94
Pronto Taxi: 06 66 45
Samarcanda: 06 55 51