Tourist Information Rome

Tourist Information Rome

To be well prepared for your city break to the eternal city, here some tips and tricks to make the best of it. It is not too difficult to find your way in the centre. There are signs to all main attractions and free city maps are available in many hotels and other public places. If you are lost, don’t hesitate to ask the Italians (or a fellow traveller) for directions. The level of English of Italians is fair, although you might struggle a bit to understand their musical accent. Italians will really appreciate it if you try a Buongiorno (Good day), Ciao (Hello) or Grazie (Thanks) on them. The tourist information has several information points throughout the city. Their offices are located on spots many visitors will pass, such as the Castel Sant’Angelo, Santa Maria Maggiore and Piazza Navona. At these points, you’ll be able to buy the Roma pass. This pass gives you free entry to two museums or archaeological sites, discounts to others and free access to the public transport for two days. You can order the pass online ( or buy it in one of the tourist information points or participating organisations.

Currency in Italy

Together with 15 other European Union members, Italy has adopted the euro. Since the introduction of the euro in 2002, some of the currency exchanges offices have disappeared, yet you will find enough of them in the centre. In any case, you will find ATMs and banks all around the centre. They accept the main international bank passes and credit cards.

Electricity in Rome

The voltage in Italy conforms to the European Union standard of 230V. Remember to bring your adapter if you need to charge any devices during your stay in Italy. Most Italian sockets require two or three round pins.

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