Tourist Offices

Tourist Information:
+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)
Fiumicino Airport


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

Useful Links: Official Roman tourism site. The City of Rome’s site. The Vatican. Train information. Airport information. Public transportation. Driving in Italy. Museums in Italy. Local weather reports. Information on the Italian postal system.

MyRomeApartment  Favorites

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.)