General Information

Rome

The city of Rome is the capital of Italy and it has a population of almost 3 million, with 4,3 million living in the metropolitan area.

Currency

The official currency in Italy is the Euro, since 1999.

Language

Although the official language spoken in Rome is Italian, travelers will find that many locals speak English, especially those who work in restaurants, hotels and other places associated with tourism

Climate

Throughout the year with average high temperatures of 12°C (53°F) and average lows of 4°C (39°F) during the coldest months (January and February) and average high of 31°C (88°F) and average lows of 20°C (68°F) during the hottest summer months (July and August).

Electricity and plugs

The majority of the plugs in Italy are "Type L" (Italian socket type) with three prongs. However, it is also possible to find the "Type C" (Europlug), both with a voltage of 220V.

Important telephone numbers

Police: 112.

Emergencies: 113.

Sanitary emergencies: 118.

Area code for Rome: 06.

Country code for Italy: +39.

TRAVEL ADVICE FOR ITALY

Please visit the Embassy of Italy's website for the most current visa information.

Passports should have at least six months remaining validity beyond your departure date. U.S. citizens may enter Italy for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.

Most popular landmarks

St. Peter's Basilica 10.3 km

Piazza Navona 10.7 km

Roman Forum 10.7 km

Colosseum 10.8 km

Vatican Museums 10.8 km

Castel Sant'Angelo 10.8 km

Trevi Fountain 11.3 km

Piazza di Spagna 11.7 km

Rome Termini Train Station 12.2 km