Via Ergisto Bezzi, Roma
From Sunday to Thursday the underground closes at 11.30 pm, while on Friday and Saturday the underground closes at 1.30 am. The last bus or tram route is usually at 12.00am but please check the website www.muovi.roma.it to see what time the last bus or tram is departing. If you do miss your bus, there is a wide network of night buses (written as N# on the bus stop signs) that run all night. But be careful, they usually follow different routes from the day buses.
Public transportation fares:
- B.I.T. Standard ticket, valid for one Metro ride or 100 minutes on all buses and trams, 1.50€.
- 24 Hour Ticket: valid for unlimited metro, bus, and train travel for 24 hours from validation, 7.00€.
- 48 Hour Ticket: valid for unlimited metro, bus, and train travel for 48 hours from validation, 12.50€.
- 72 Hour Ticket: valid for unlimited metro, bus, and train travel for 72 hours from validation, 18.00€.
- Weekly ticket - valid for 7 calendar days from validation, 24.00€.
Tip: If you want to save money, buy a Roma Pass card - the card that offers you free access to museums and public transportation.
- Roma pass – 48 hours (28€) includes: 1 museum; metro, buses and trams; discounted price for events, exhibitions and tourist services.
- Roma pass – 3 days (36€) includes: 2 museums; metro, buses and trams; discounted price for events, exhibitions and tourist services.
- Roman Specialties to try:
Supplì: special fried rice balls coated with breadcrumbs filled with mozzarella cheese.
Pinsa romana, known at the origin as the first kind of pizza bread, it is a long rising times dough with a long shape;
Pizza al taglio – is a kind of pizza baked in long, black trays and sold by weight. Grab a slice of pizza bianca (white pizza) or pizza rossa, topped with tomato sauce, for 2 euros and enjoy it!
Carciofo alla giudia o alla romana (roman style arti-chockes) is an artichock stuffed with parsley, lesser calamint and garlic and stir-fried in olive oil;
Different kind of pasta dishes such as: pasta alla amatriciana, spaghetti alla carbonara and gnocchi.
- Specialties of the town to drink: Gran Caffè made in the coffee bar Caffè Sant'Eustachio.
- Tipping: Service is built into the check but Italians generally leave an extra 10 percent.
- Is the tap water safe to drink from the tap: Yes
- A cup of coffee in a Restaurant costs: from 0,90 cents to 1,10 euro
-A slice of pizza: 1 to 5 euros (for a who
Where to go out:
Rome is so charming during the evening and since the weather is mild, the city's nightlife takes place mostly outside. As the lights shine in the eternal city, enjoy a glass of wine in the bohemienne area called Trastevere or in the more elegant area called Monti, located one step away from the Colosseum. Another nice option is to choose one of the many pizzerias and restaurants to have a tasty dinner and then relax, drinking a beer in the university district called San Lorenzo. Of if you want to listen some live music and dust off your dancing shoes, San Lorenzo offers many clubs and underground bars. For those who like to dance to house or disco music, explore the club lined streets of Testaccio and Ostiense.
Rione Monti Rome
Piazza San Lorenzo, Rome
Piazza Testaccio, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
In the city center of Rome there are no big malls but you can find better quality and support local businesses by shopping at the small and medium size shops around. Via del Corso is the most famous street for shopping, including Galleria Colonna – Alberto Sordi that is a small shopping center with different kind of shops, coffee bars and a big book shop. The streets close to Via del Corso including Via Dei Condotti, Via della Croce, Via di Borgognona, Via della Vite and so on, are always crowded and have everything you need.
Opening times for International Brands:
9:30 am – 8pm
Opening Times for Local Shops:
1pm to 3pm Lunch Pause
3/3:30 pm - 8 pm
Via del Corso Rome
Romans, like their ancestors, tend to follow many customs and traditions. Some are more serious and should be respected while others are more lack and traditional - but do not fear! Everything will be made clear right now.
- Always bring a light scarf to cover your legs and particularly shoulders while visiting a church ( all sexes), especially during the summer. The Vatican is so strict that they inspect you before entering.
However, many churches provide disposable covers if you happen to forget.
- Never wear hats in a Church.
- Please be respectful and silent (including cameras!) while visiting sacred spaces, especially during mass or other ceremonies.
- This is another tip that applies to any county but a good reminder. Do not use flash to photograph artworks, especially paintings. Rome is really trying to educate the public about the damages the light that the flash produces on paintings. So keep an eye out for these little exhibits in churches and museums as they are really interesting and informative.
- During high tourist seasons, reserve your museum tickets online!
Museums like the Galleria Borghese only work with online reservations due to the high demand.
- Food deliveries are just becoming popular in Italy but taking the rest of your meal home from a restaurant is still odd for Italians and very rarely can you find a restaurant that will box up the rest of your food.
- In most small food establishments and everyday coffee bar, cash is always preferred to a card.
- Unfortunately, trains and buses are often late so please have a little patience. You'll always end up getting to where you need to go.
- Make sure to stamp your transport ticket too, as there are controls.
Customs and Traditions that are a little less serious.
- Feel free to order it but just be warned that cappuccinos are a morning only coffee drink.
- Italians are the leaders in fashion, if you look good, you'll get the royal treatment. But, no worries, they are open to all styles and they too like to be comfy. But no flip flops, those are only for beaches.
- Drinking wine and with increasing interest, beer is a huge part of Italian culture. However, getting too drunk is not and you may get some stares. Even in clubs, Italians prefer to dance and talk than to drink one too many.
- Don't order one pasta to share! Order the appetizer, the pasta and the second meat or vegetable dish. Same as in fashion, if you know how to eat, Italians will heartily welcome you.
- Romans love sitting outside or chatting in groups in the piazzas. So the best way to meet new people is to hang out with the crowds.
Buenos días: Buongiorno
Un café, por favor: Un caffè, per favore
Por favor: Per favore
Buenas tardes: Buona
¿Cómo estás ?: Come stai?
Muy bien, ¿y tú ?: Molto bene, e tu?
Me gustaría: Vorrei
Buenas noches: Buona notte
On public holidays (giorni festivi) most small shops, banks and businesses close, although (with the exception of May Day, 15 August, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve) some bars and restaurants tend to stay open. There's limited public transport on 1 May and Christmas afternoon.
New Year's Day (Capodanno) 1 January
Epiphany (La Befana) 6 January
Easter Monday (Pasquetta)
Liberation Day (Giorno della Liberazione) 25 April
May Day (Primo Maggio) 1 May
Patron Saints' Day (Santi Pietro e Paolo) 29 June
Feast of the Assumption (Ferragosto) 15 August
All Saints (Tutti i Santi) 1 November
Immaculate Conception (Festa dell'Immacolata) 8 December
Christmas Day (Natale) 25 December
Boxing Day (Santo Stefano) 26 December
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