Legend says 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 risen by a wolf... and we could keep on with myths, amazing stories, valorous fighters, Emperors, cultures, art. 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, Rome fascinated and inspired lots of artists. It would be impossible to make a list of all the monuments and places to see, not even in a lifetime it would be possible to visit them all!
And not only that, but even neaby cities, archeological sites, countryside landscapes and seaside sunsets...the place really has it all.
Well, not really. Rome does have some issues, as all big cities do. It's crowded and disorganized and at times that could be overwhelming. You need to come prepared, sure, but you will also have our help to get past any obstacle this city might present you.
There are 3 different cafeterias within the University Campus, one inside the hospital and two in the nearby buildings. There are also 4 cafés to enjoy some espresso, a sandwitch, or a small meal, and one snack bar for some pizza or a "supplì".
If what's inside the Campus isn't enough there are a lot of restaurants, snack bars and fast foods at 5 minutes walking distance.
And, of course, you can't miss enjoying some food in the city centre, being in the capital of the country that's arguably the symbol of good cuisine all around the world!
Students will be welcoming you in their own flats, sharing a spare room or bed.
University dormitories have double rooms. The residence, recently restored, is 10minutes by foot from the University. We usually suggest you to subscribe un Italian sim card with internet to keep in touch.
You’ll need to bring your own sheets and towels. There are some pots to cook, but it’s not always guaranteed.
Via di Villa Maggiorani, 16, 00168 Roma
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!!
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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 there's St. Peter
TRASTEVERE for (expensive 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>