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Rome – Important Information

By Families Love Travel Team

At a Glance

Local Currency

Euro (€ or EUR)

Local Time 

GMT +2

Official Language

Italian and Catalan

Visa Information

Italy Visas


Electricity in Italy conforms to the European standard of 220V to 230V, with a frequency of 50Hz. Wall outlets typically accommodate plugs with two or three round pins.

Local Weather

July is the hottest month in Rome with an average temperature of 78°F (26°C) and the coldest is January at 46°F (8°C), with the most daily sunshine hours at 11 in July. The wettest month is December with an average of 96mm of rain.

Current Weather

Tourism Website


Rome Tourism and Travel Guide

Rome Tourist Information

Health Information


Recommended Vaccines for Rome

Health Tips

Health Tips for Rome


Rome American Hospital

Concordia Hospital

Salvator Mundi International Hospital

Family Services

Babysitting Services

Italia Kids

International Babysitters

Baby Gear Rentals

Travel Baby

Rome Baby Rentals


Car Seat Laws

According to the Italian law, any time you sit in a vehicle fitted with seat belts, it is mandatory that you use them. Children who are under 36 kg (97 pounds) or 150 cm (4 ft, 9 in) must use appropriate child restraints.

Transportation Services

The Metro in Rome is convenient and will take you to all of the major tourist attractions. The bus will take you to other places the metro does not cover. There is also an urban railway system to supplement the metro. Taxis are available but you should do your research on official rates. For more information on Rome transportation, visit this link.

Emergency Services



Fire Department




Other Things To Know

Tipping Customs

You are not expected to tip at restaurants in Italy. A service charge is sometimes added to the bill, ranging from 1 to 3 Euros, or 10% – 15%. If the service is exceptional, it is okay to give a tip, although this is never expected.

Important Holidays

Public Holidays in Rome

Safety Issues

Rome is a safe city, but petty theft can be a problem. Use common sense and watch your valuables. Pickpockets and thieves are active in touristy areas such as the Colosseum, Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Venezia, and St Peter’s Square.

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