There should be a reason if it used to be called “caput mundi” ( and“Roma Capoccia” by Antonello Venditti explains onehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZLnGNrsCYg ) : just come and discover your own! Legends say that Romolo and Remo brothers , born from Mars, the God of War, and Rhea Silvia, a vestal virgin and daughter of the local King, were rise by a wolf ... and we could keep on with amazing stories of magic, valorous fighter, Imperors, latin and greek culture, the horror of the middle age and the splendor of the Rainassance . But still. how would it be possible to properly describe this city? just come, and we’ll discover together the scars of all this centuries on the stones and monuments of its streets and its seven hills (Sette “Colli”)!
Capital of Italy, with more than five million inhabitants , fascinated and inspired lots of artists. And It's impossible to take a list of all the monuments, not only because of their number, but also as it would be meaningless: the history, the city of the Pope and the Vatican, its splendid quarters, the public squares, the Fountains ...it’s the athmoshpere you have to experience! And nearby places, such as the Roman Castles (Castelli Romani) and the sea, half an hour away, make the palce even more interesting. However be prepared of problems of a busy, crowded and always alive big centre..but during august the main one will be the hot weather!
The plastic surgery department requires a high average to access it.
a proverb says that "all the streets lead to Rome" .. but inside the city you could loose your way!
- Bus and Underground -
You could have a tough time getting along with Public transportation in Rome, but with a few tips it will result really easy! First of all it is usually a good idea to buy a season ticket ("abbonamento"), which entitles you to use buses, trams and Rome's two underground lines. It is purchasable at the beginning of the month and should have your name and date of the birth written on it. This is generally a cheaper option than buying single tickets (BIT) which last 100 minutes but just once in the underground. Be sure to have a ticket whenever you travel as inspectors do random checks which could mean a nasty fine if you are caught without a ticket!
Regular buses run from 5. 30 a. m. to midnight while the tube closes at 11. 30 p.m, 1.30am on saturday. Taxi are quite expensive, but the worse part of waiting a night bus could just be falling asleep! Last but certainly not least, beware of pickpockets!!
- Airport -
There are two international airports: Rome Fiumicino "Leonardo da Vinci" (FCO) and Rome Ciampino "Pastine" (CIA). Find the best flight and then
you'll can easly reach the city center finding a bus or a train on the official website: <a href="http://www.adr.it/fiumicino" title="http://www.adr.it/fiumicino" class="external free">http://www.adr.it/fiumicino</a>
- Train -
Roma Termini is the heart of public transport, and some nice shop and bar help you waiting for the bus or the train (www.trenitalia.it). We have other small train station, Tiburtina is one of the main.
- Cars - Very, very few students own cars which are expensive to buy and keep. Moreover, parking is a huge problem, especially around the university.
too many things!!
You'll never know it properly, Rome will always amaze you! However, as an incoming, you "must" loose yourself in the city center: ....
FORI IMPERIALI and COLOSSEO
RIONE MONTI, nice for a drink
OTTAVIANO area, where's St Peter
TRASTEVERE for (expencive but typical) dinner after COLLE AVENTINO elegance and keyhole "surprise" CAMPO DEI FIORI and PIAZZA NAVONA, after-dinner must
shopping in VIA DEL CORSO and VILLA BORGHESE, PIAZZA DI SPAGNA tour
SAN LORENZO by night</nowiki>