Via Venti Settembre, 5, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
Phone: +39 06 488 4642
The following documents are required to get a visa to Italy:
Time required: 10 - 15 working days
Disclaimer: These are the standard requirements needed to attain an Italy visa. The visa requirements may change according to factors like employment status, age, etc.
Rome is immensely popular among tourists because of its truly magnificent architectural wonders and masterpieces from the most renowned artists. The city rubs the magic of its unique culture and traditions on the visitors, and they cannot help but admire its charm. It is well-known that “Rome wasn’t built in a day”. With a huge number of places and monuments in Rome that are worth visiting, Rome cannot be experienced in a day either. From sight-seeing to cultural tourism, there are so many things to do in Rome city.
Rome has been divided into different districts, which are briefly described as the following:
Rome city points of interest are spread throughout these districts. With so many places to visit in Rome city, Rome has rightfully claimed its place among the top three tourist destinations in Europe.
Rome has two major international airports - Leonardo da Vinci or Fiumicino International Airport and G. B. Pastine or Ciampino International Airport. You can easily take a flight to Rome from the major cities of India. Some of the famous airlines that offer flight services from India to Rome are Air France, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Jet Airways and many others. Train services from the airports connect to the city.
Taxis are costly in the city, and most tourists prefer to use the public transportation services like metro, buses and trams. Most of the tourist attractions are situated near metro stations and all metro lines cross at the central train station Roma Termini. The 24-hour travel passes are very popular and economical. They allow unlimited travel on Rome’s public buses, trams and metro, and can be purchased at metro stops and bus stops. The travellers are supposed to get the ticket validated in the first bus, metro or tram by inserting the ticket into the machine placed in these vehicles. Once the date and time are marked on the ticket, it is valid for use.
Although Rome can be visited any time of the year, some months are more popular for tourism than others because of some reasons like weather, budget, state vacation etc.
Springtime is popular for visiting tourist places in Rome city because of Easter. Thousands of Christians plan their Easter vacations here and visit the numerous churches and the Vatican City. Most of them want to witness the Pope in Easter ceremonies.
Summer months from June to August see millions of tourists flocking to Rome. The weather is warm with occasional rain, and this time of the year is best for outdoor dining and sightseeing. But there are huge waiting lines at most of the tourist attractions because of the crowd.
August is the beginning of holidays in Italy, and most locals go away for vacation. Hence, many tourist attractions have modified working hours at this time, or they may even be closed. Hotels try to lure tourists in August by lowering their tariff.
Winters are quite chilly, especially from November to January. Nevertheless, many tourists come to Rome in this season to see Christmas Markets of famous places in Rome city and many musical events that are hosted in churches and theatres.
The clothes to be packed depend on the season for visiting Rome. In spring and summer, the weather tends to be fairly warm, but rainfall is expected. Hence it is advisable to carry a raincoat or umbrella. In winter, it gets freezing, and the travellers should keep ample of woollen clothes like caps, gloves, coats, socks and jackets.
A trip to Rome will not be complete without tasting the regional delicacies like Supplì, Filletti di Baccalà, Carciofo Alla Romana, Fiori di Zucca and Pizza Romana.
Unique souvenirs from Rome include architecturally inspired jewellery, engraved marble tablets, intricate ceramic and glass art and leather goods.
Some public hospitals in Rome are Ospedale Fatebenefratelli, Ospedale San Camillo, Ospedale Sant’ Andrea and Ospedale Santo Spirito. The names of some private hospitals are Clinica Paideia, Clinica Villa Flaminia, Clinica Villa Margherita and Clinica Mater Dei.
English speaking doctors can be found at the Salvator Mundi International Hospital and Rome American Hospital, although most other hospitals will have someone speaking in English.
The Euro is the official currency of Rome.
Italian is the most popular language in Rome, and most of the official signboards are in Italian. Owing to a large number of foreign tourists in Rome, English is spoken at most hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions. However, it is recommended that a tourist should learn a few basic words and phrases in Italian. Some of the famous ones are:
|I am sorry||Aiuto!|
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