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Tourist guide to Rome

Are you going to Rome or if you are generally interested you find some interesting facts and figures about Rome on thos page.

Please note! Numbers and prices may have changed since this was written and shpuld be used as a guidiance only!


Short Facts about Rome
Population: 2.6 million
Government: republic
Religion: about 90 % catolics
Currenc: Euro
1 euro = 1,3 USD (oct, 2012). 10 US dollar gives you 7.7 Euro

Country code: 39

Language: Italian is the official language but English works quite well.
Tourist information in Rome: Via Parigi 5,



Sights and Attractions

In Rome there are huge amount of attractions. Some of the most important are St. Peter's Square and St. Peter's Basilica, the Pantheon, the Forum Romeanum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Castell Sant 'Angelo. You can find more information about its attractions and several other attractions in the menu to the left. You can also view photos except and read the history and other facts about the attraction.




Rome is a pretty safe city. It used to be worse but now the statistics show that it is committed minor crimes here than in many other cities.

Even if you're staying up late is rare to experience any trouble or unrest. Beggars are rare compared to London, Paris and especially New York. It's still a good idea to watch out for pickpockets at the top tourist destinations. Should anything happen, you may want to issue to the police: 113.

In central Rome are several pharmacies should the need arise, and on weekends they take turns to be open to ensure that you always get help.








Climate, average temperature in Rome. (Celsius)

January: 7.5˚
February: 8.8˚
March: approx 10.8˚
April: 14.2˚
May: 18.2˚
June: 22.3˚
July: 24.9˚
August: 24.6˚
September: 21.3˚
October: 16.8˚
November: 12.8˚
December: 8.7˚

Last time I visited Rome it was in July. Then it was 35˚ (celsius) for a whole week. If you have diffculties with hi temperatures I recommend you to visit Rome in the spring (april-may) och in late september, early october.



Official holidays in Italy

January 1: New Year's Day
January 6: Epiphany
March 25: Mary became pregnant with Jesus without having sex so-called virgin birth. (no official holiday)
25 April: Freedom Day
May 1: May Day
August 15: "Assumption of Mary"
(Mary was so holy when she died that both her ​​body and soul were taken directly to heaven).
November 1: All Saints Day
December 8: The celebration of the Immaculate Conception. Ie. she was born without original sin.

25 to 26 December: Christmas


                                Rome the eternal city!