City Manager Rome

City Manager Rome

Lu Settembrini

lu.settembrini@mycityhighlight.com

Good To Know

1. Rome wasn't build in a day. Rome has a long long history and is rich of meaningful events. You can try to get the most of it walking through its narrow street, seating on the Spanish Steps or enjoying the picturesque view from the Pincian Hill.

2. To really enjoy Rome you have to relax, breath and enjoy the dolce vita to feel like a Roman. Romans love hav-ing coffee break, relaxed walkings on Sunday morning, laughing and eating out with with friends and relatives in some of the typical Italian trattorias.

3. The eternal city is a vibrant, amazing, colorful and sparkling open museum. A pearless journey back to the past for your eyes.


Rome has two airports: Rome Fiumicino – the main airport – and Rome Ciampino.

The fastest way to reach the city from Rome Fiumicino is to get the Leonardo Express train (ticket price is 14 euros). The cheapest way is to get one of the main buses to the city centre.

The fastest way to reach the city from Rome Ciampino is one of the the buses that goes straight to the city centre. The cheapest way is to get the local bus 720 at the bus stop called Fioranello/Appia, located 500 mt. far from the airport.


Police: 113
Ambulance: 118
Taxi: +39/ 063570, +39/ 065551, +39/ 066645



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.


- Specialties of the town to eat:
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: Italians are not used to leave tips but of course, if You are used to leave them, they will be very welcome by the waiters!

- 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 whole small round pizza)
- A fixed lunch menu in the restaurant costs: 12 to 15 euros
- A ride in a taxi: minimum fare 3 euros + 1.10 euros per km until 9.1 km or 1.60 euros above 9.1 km.


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.

Opening times:
Depending on the place


Shopping areas:
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:
9am-12:30/1 pm
1pm to 3pm Lunch Pause
3/3:30 pm - 8 pm


Gross, Pam, TuoDì, Todis, Coop and Pim


Public transport: from Sunday to Thursday the underground closes at 23.30, while on Friday and Saturday the underground closes at 1.30 am. The last bus and route is usually at 12.00 am but please, check the website http://muovi.roma.it/?nav=2 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.


Hello: Ciao
Good morning: Buongiorno
One coffee, please: Un caffè, per favore
Thank you: Grazie
Please: Per favore

Good afternoon: Buona sera
How are you?: Come stai?
Very well, and you?: Molto bene, e tu?
Nice to meet you: Piacere
I would like: Vorrei
Good night: Buona notte
Goodbye: Arrivederci


With the help of the filter "With free wireless" you find highlights that offer free wireless.
Apart from that you can get access to free Wi-Fi internet connection in the two airports (Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports) and in some touristic hotspots of the city.
Free Internet connection in these spots is offered by the Province of Rome for 4 hours per day. To use that, you need to sign up on the website: http://digitroma.nuvolaitpeoplelinked.it.


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


My souvenir recommendations

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