Banks & Money

The first thing you should do is find one of the major banks in Rome. There are plenty. You’ll find even more local banks around. However, these local banks are not your best option because they may charge more than those of major banks. If you need to exchange US dollars, look around to find […]

Groceries & Food

In Rome, there are supermercati and mercati. Supermercati are just like what you would expect, a supermarket that’s indoors with air conditioning and lots of packaged goods like you would find in the United States. Mercati are usually open-air markets or farmer markets with mostly local produce. This consists mainly of meats, cheese, and bread. […]

Free time in Rome

What to do Obviously the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill attract the most visitors along with the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City (our next door neighbours and another sovereign state inside Italy’s capital, in case you didn’t know). The Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona are among the most photographed […]


As you may have heard, there are no dryers except at laundromats. If you don’t want to hang your clothes out to dry, these laundromats located nearby can be useful. Some even supply everything you may need including the soap and sheets while washing and drying your entire loads at a reasonable price. You can […]


“Farmacia” These are the pharmacies in case of necessity. You can locate these by a green or red cross light right above the shop. These pharmacies also have doctors so you can refer to them for any need.  Hours They usually have the same opening time as regular shops. Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. […]

Phone Services

Phones & SimCard If you plan on staying for a while, SIM cards are very convenient. When traveling, 4G can be a lifesaver, especially when using maps for directions. Major Phone Companies Tim Mobile Vodafone Mobile Wind Mobile Iliad Mobile Please visit their websites for more information on rates and stores location.


  Transportation Times Buses 5:00 am to midnight Metro lines A, B, and C 5:30 am to 11:30 pm, until 1:30 am on Saturdays Trams 5:30 am to midnight Trains Check times! Taxis Anytime If you want to take taxi go for the white ones (the only licensed taxi service) Busses are not always on […]