When To Visit
Before Your Travel
Time Zone ( GMT )
Rome Time Zone : GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October)
Visa is not required for residents of Australia, Malaysia & Singapore for stays up to 90 days.
Electricity in Italy is 230 volts, 50Hz. A variety of plugs are in use including the European-style two-pin plug. Most hotels provide adapters.
Tap water is safe to drink in Rome
Italian is the official language. English is understood in the larger cities but not in the more remote parts of the country.
International Access Code
Dialing Code to Italy : (+39)
Planning to go Rome?
Getting around Rome is easy & convenient with its efficient public transport system such as metro and buses.
Just print a Rome Metro Map and you are all set to go!
Download pdf version : Rome Transport Map
Tommy Ooi’s Traveling Tips
A standard ticket or 1 way ticket cost €1. So you might consider to buy a 1 day B.I.G ticket instead for only €4 which is valid for unlimited metro, bus, and train travel within Rome.
Important for Travelers : Tickets (biglietti) can be bought from tabacchi which is tobacco store (look for the ‘T” signs outside), newsstands, and at metro stations.
Fiumicino International Airport
1. Leonardo Express Train
Every 30 minutes to the central train station Roma Termini. Journey takes 35 mins. Beware that train arrives at Platform 25, which is a 400m walk from the main station.
Tickets cost €14 online while tickets sold at the departure platform are €15. Get your ticket stamped in a yellow validation machine just before using it. The ticket will expire 90 minutes after validation.
2. Metropolitan Train
The Metropolitan train (FL1 line) does not stop at Termini. Get off at Tiburtina Station or, before that, at Ostiense Station where you can connect to Line B of the Rome Metro.
Tickets are €8, plus €1.50 for a metro/tram ticket. Get your ticket stamped in a yellow validation machine just before using it.
3. Terravision Bus
One way ticket cost €6 or €11 round-trip. Journey takes 55 mins. Depart every 30 minutes from Fiumicino Airport to Rome city centre and return.
Terravision Bus Stop :
Fiumicino Airport – outside Terminal 3, bus parking n. 3
Rome Termini Station – Via Marsala n. 29 F/G – in front of Terracafè!
Note: For Terravision coaches from Termini to either airport, you must trade in your ticket for a “Boarding Pass”. The €6 ticket is good for any bus in the day of purchase, but there’s a limited number of seats available on each bus – and the Terravision office hands out these boarding passes on a first come, first served basis. Preferably to be 30 mins earlier or spare more time to airport.
For More Info : Terravision Bus
Ciampino International Airport
1. Terravision Bus
From airport to Rome City Center. 1 way ticket cost € 4 one-way or €8 round-trip. Journey takes approx. 40 min, with a service every 30 min
For More Info : Terravision Bus
Rome’s main railway station is Termini Station which is closed between 00:30 and 04:30. Most long-distance trains passing through Rome between these times will stop at Tiburtina station instead.
Other main stations include Ostiense, Trastevere, Tuscolana, Tiburtina.
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Rome Hotels Review ( coming soon )
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