+39 06 06 08
(every day from 9am to 10,30pm), this telephone service is sponsored by the City Council in Italian and English; they provide informations on sights, opening times, exhibitions and much else.
City information kiosks
At these information kiosks you can find information on a variety of subjects, including:
– Services available in the city
– Hotels and campgrounds (no reservations)
– Restaurants and trattorie
– Major cultural events
Additionally, the following are available for free:
– City maps
– Brochures on major tourist sights
– L’Evento (a pamphlet published every two months by the City of Rome, with information about exhibitions, concerts, theatre, and much more)
Open from 8am to 9pm daily:
Termini Station (in front of platform 24)
Open from 9am to 6pm daily:
Castel Sant’Angelo (Piazza Pia)
Fori Imperiali (Piazza Tempio della Pace)
Piazza Navona (Piazza Cinque Lune)
Via Nazionale (in front of the Palazzo delle Esposizioni)
Trastevere (Piazza Sonnino)
San Giovanni (Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano)
ENJOY ROME Tourist office, Via Marghera 8 A (Termini Area), tel. (+39) 06 44 51 843, open Mon-Fri 8,30am-7pm, Sat 8,30am-2pm, closed Sun
Rome on the Web
http://www.romaturismo.com Official Roman tourism site.
http://www.comune.roma.it The City of Rome’s site.
http://www.vatican.va The Vatican.
http://www.trenitalia.com Train information.
http://www.adr.it Airport information.
http://www.atac.it Public transportation.
http://www.aci.it Driving in Italy.
http://www.museionline.it Museums in Italy.
http://www.cnn.com/WEATHER/ Local weather reports.
http://www.poste.it Information on the Italian postal system.
Piazza: Piazza del Campidoglio on the Capitoline Hill
Ancient Monument: the Colosseum, or the Pantheon, or the Colosseum, or…
Ancient Sculpture: The Laocoon Group, in the Vatican Museums
Church: San Clemente
Artist: Gianlorenzo Bernini, 1598-1680
Emperor: Hadrian, 117-138 AD
Place for a view: The terraces of the Capitoline hill, over the Forum, late afternoon
Street: Via del Teatro di Marcello (the primordial west face of the Capitoline on the left, Imperial ruins on the right, and furious traffic in between)
Authentic Roman neighborhood: Testaccio
Museum: Galleria Borghese
Column: Trajan’s Column
Bridge: Ponte Fabricio (also known as the Ponte dei Quattro Capi. The oldest intact bridge in Rome)
Catacombs: San Callisto, Via Appia Antica
Day-trip: Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli
Month: May -when it’s not too hot, flowers come into bloom and pine trees and ruins and everything look fantastic against the blue blue sky
Soccer Team: AS Roma
Tree: Umbrella pine
Shopping Mall: Trajan’s Markets
Tomb: Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, Via Appia Antica
Bones: Those of the Capuchin monks, decorating the chambers below Santa Maria della Concezione on Via Veneto
Stupid Tourist Question: “Where is the Leaning Tower of Pisa?”
Cheap, Irrelevant Souvenir: Those plastic hairdryer-shaped bubble-blowers that also make sound effects of rocket launches, automatic rifles, hand grenades, etc
Misleading Souvenir: Anything bearing the image of those Raphael angels, which aren’t even in Rome. (They are two countries away, in Dresden, Germany.)