to Rome and
A guide for visitors
Via dei Tre Denari, 472/a
(Fiumicino) Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 0661181
Fax: +39 0661979661
Welcome to Rome
TaBle of conTenTs
PRofile of Rome 3
Area and Population 3
EU Status 3
Public Holidays in Italy 4
Time Zones 4
From the airport to the city 5
What to wear 6
Dress code 6
Business Practices 6
A word to the wise 6
Shop hours 6
Banking hours 6
Metric equivalents 8
Postal services 9
Flower Giving 9
Useful telephone numbers 9
Useful websites 9
Doctors & Dentists 10
Late-Night Pharmacies 11
Foreign Diplomatic Representations 11
Things To do in Rome 12
Museums and Archaeological Sites in Rome 12
Archaeological sites 13
Characteristic markets 14
Shopping malls 14
Department stores 14
Conversions for clothing measurements 15
Welcome to Rome
Realtors/Estate agents 16
Mini Apartments for short stays 17
eaTing ouT 18
Breakfast, lunch and dinner times 18
Cucina Italiana — Italian cuisine 18
Some restaurants we have tried 18
Ticket Agencies 21
Dinner Theatre 21
Cinemas showing English-language films 21
English Bookshops 21
foReign chuRches 22
inTeRnaTional schools 24
inTeRnaTional univeRsiTies 26
faciliTies aT headquaRTeRs maccaRese (Rome) 27
Headquarters address 28
Office hours 28
Library and information services 28
First Aid 29
Headquarters Holidays 29
Outposted staff 29
Emergency Team 29
Open-air markets 31
Nature Parks 31
English-speaking doctors in Rome and Maccarese 32
useful weBsiTes 33
maP of Rome 34
maP of gReaTeR Rome 35
Welcome to Rome
PRofile of Rome
Rome, the capital of the Italian Republic, is the seat of the President of the Republic, the government, the
two houses of Parliament, the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. Within the Rome area is the Vatican
City (Città del Vaticano), which is the smallest state in the world (area 0.44 sq. km - 110 acres). It is also
the seat of the Pope, head of the Roman Catholic Church.
Rome is located on both banks of the Tiber (Tevere) River, in the Lazio region in central Italy, latitude
41º52N, longitude 12º30E.
area and Population
The city of Rome (Comune di Roma), chief town of the province of the same name and the Lazio region,
has an area of 582 sq. miles (1507 sq. km) and a population of over 5 million.
Rome was built on seven hills - the Capitoline (Campidoglio), Palatine (Palatino), Aventine (Aventino),
Quirinal (Quirinale), Viminal (Viminale), Esquinal (Esquilino) and Caelian (Celio). Two additional hills, the
Janiculum (Gianicolo) and Pincian (Pincio) are not included among the traditional seven. The historic
centre of Rome was bound on the west by the Tiber and on the east by the Servian Walls (part of which
are still visible), built in the 4th century B.C. Around this central area grew whole new districts which the
Emperor Aurelius surrounded with a protective ring of walls at the end of the 3rd century A.D. In the course
of centuries, further districts developed, such as the Borgo Pio around the Vatican and Ostiense around
the Basilica of San Paolo and after Rome became capital of a united Italy in 1870, new neighbourhoods
including Prati and Parioli developed. The suburbs of greater Rome now extend into the Alban Hills to
the east, to the sea (Ostia and Fiumicino) in the west, and far into the surrounding plain, the Roman
countryside, in the north and south.
A mayor and municipal council, the headquarters of which are in the Capitol, govern the Comune di Roma.
While the overwhelming majority of Romans are Roman Catholic, almost every religion is represented in
Rome, (for more information see section “Rome’s Foreign Churches” in page 26).
Rome has little industry of its own and the majority of the working population is employed in administration
and the service trades. This reflects the fact that Rome has never established an industrial tradition but
has continued to acquire increased administrative functions as well as being one of the great magnets for
tourists. In recent years, however, the number of small industrial establishments in the area around Rome
(Pomezia) has increased.
Italy is a founder member of the European Union. Italy has also signed and ratified the Schengen Treaty,
which governs the visa policies of the European Union countries.
Welcome to Rome
Public holidays in italy
6 January (Epiphany)
Easter Sunday and Monday
25 April (Liberation Day)
1 May (Labour Day)
29 June (Rome only, Saints. Peter & Paul)
15 August (Assumption Day)
1 November (All Saints Day)
8 December (Immaculate Conception)
25 December (Christmas Day)
26 December (St. Stephen’s Day)
For.Bioversity.International.Headquarters Holidays, see page 36.
Italy is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, 7-9 hours ahead of other US time zones and 1 hour
ahead of GMT. When it’s noon in Rome, it’s 6:00 a.m. in New York City, 11:00 a.m. in London and 21:00 in
Sydney. Italy observes Daylight Saving Time from the last Sunday of March to the last Sunday of October.
Welcome to Rome
from the airport to the city
To get downtown from the Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport (Fiumicino) there are two choices of
trains. The non-stop Leonardo Express (marked FS) takes you directly to Rome’s main train station called
Termini. It runs every half hour and costs €11 each way. The other airport train (FM1) is a local train and
costs less, runs from the airport to Rome and beyond to Fara Sabina. The main stops in Rome are at
Trastevere, Ostiense, Tuscolana and Tiburtina stations. This train does not stop in Termini.
A taxi from Fiumicino airport to the city centre starts from €40 and takes about 30-40 minutes, depending
on traffic. A taxi from Ciampino airport to the city centre starts from €30 and takes about 20-30 minutes,
depending on traffic. At night there is also a surcharge and baggage is charged per piece.
Ciampino airport also has shuttle buses to the city centre. These cost an average of €4 each way.
The currency is “Euro”’ and the sign is €. In Italy the € became effective on 1 January 2002 and the official
exchange rate of the former Italian Lira is 1936,27/€ 1,00.
There are coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents, € 1 and 2 and notes of € 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500.
Travellers’ cheques issued by all major companies are widely recognized. The principal credit cards
accepted are American Express, Diner’s Club, Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa.
Cashpoints (ATM machines) are widely available throughout Rome.
Tipping is not mandatory. At times a service charge of 15% (servizio) is included in your restaurant bill. This
should not be confused with the cover charge (coperto), which is a charge for bread and table setting. If the
service charge is included and you are pleased with the service, it’s customary to leave an additional 5-10%; if
the service charge is not included, leave a 10% tip. Tip 10-20 cents when you drink standing up at a coffee bar.
Average daytime temperatures range from 40-55ºF (5-13ºC). Tendency to rain, but the temperature rarely
drops below freezing. Cold at night.
Average daytime temperatures range from 52-75ºF (11-24ºC). Spring weather: sun and showers. By the
middle of May, temperatures are at the top of this bracket. June temperatures can easily go higher and the
nights are cloudless and cool.
Average daytime temperatures range from 80-95ºF (27-35ºC). Lots of hot sun. In late September, rainstorms
can last 3 days with vertical curtains of water, which then give way to two weeks of clear skies and sunshine.
Average daytime temperatures range from 49-71ºF (10 to 22ºC). October can be as hot as September,
but with slightly more rain. November and December have mild days but bring warm sweaters and coats
(many of the large drafty palaces and museums have no heating).
Welcome to Rome
what to wear
Lightweight clothing is essential for Summer, although a sweater may be necessary in the cool of the
evening. During Winter bring a medium/heavy-weight coat, raincoat, scarf, gloves and umbrella. Central
heating may not be up to your standards, and interiors can be cold and damp. Bring sturdy shoes for
Winter and comfortable walking shoes in any season.
Italians dress very well and are extremely fashion conscious; it is very rare to see sloppy and untidy
dressing among Italians. For visitors, neat, casual attire is appropriate for everyday situations. Shorts,
short skirts, bare arms and shoulders are not acceptable in churches.
Make it a practice to use titles (every university graduate in Italy has one).
The handshake is the most common greeting in Italy. Good friends greet each other with kisses on both
cheeks. The informal way to greet is “ciao” (hi & bye). The formal way to greet is “buon giorno” or “buona
sera” (good day or good evening).
a word to the wise
As in all big cities, Rome has its share of petty crime. Watch out for pickpockets on public transport,
do not carry too much cash, carry only a copy of your passport. If the worst happens, then you should
head straight for the nearest Polizia or Carabinieri station to report (denuncia) the incident. N.B. you may
encounter some language difficulties. Have at least 3 copies of your “denuncia” given to you, one of which
will be required by your Embassy/Consulate to obtain a duplicate of your passport.
An approximate guide is that shops are open from 09:00-13:00. Shops reopen at 16:00 or 16:30 and close
for the evening at 19:30 or 20:00. However in the city centre shops tend to be open all day long.
Like shopping hours, banking hours are subject to change. Use the following as a rule of thumb: open
daily 08:30-13:30 and from 14:45-15:45. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
A ticket for the ATAC city buses costs €1.00 and can be purchased at the train stations and at any bar or
Tabaccaio (tobacco shop) displaying an ATAC sign. A ticket is valid for 75 minutes on any combination of
buses and trams and one entrance to the Metro. There are also daily tickets valid for 24 hours (€4,00), a
weekly ticket (€16.00) and a monthly “tessera” (subscription). Another valid alternative is the BIT (Biglietto
Turistico Integrato), which costs €11.00 and is valid for 3 days. Bus stops are marked with a Fermata sign.
Validate your ticket using the orange machine at the back or front of the bus. If you have a monthly tessera
you may use the front door for boarding, otherwise use only the rear door. Try to avoid the rush hours
For property lost on buses or trams, contact ATAC Information, Tel: 800.431784 or www.atac.roma.it
Bus services to the outskirts of Rome are run by COTRAL, Tel: 800174 471.
Welcome to Rome
The subway system, the Metropolitana, has two lines, A and B, which intersect at Termini Station. This is
the easiest and fastest way to get around, and there are stops near most of the main tourist attractions.
The Metro opens at 5:30, and the last trains leave the farthest station at 23:30. The metro stop nearest to
FAO is Circo Massimo.
For specific Italian State Railways (FS) information and schedules, contact the Information Office at
Stazione Termini, from 07:00-23:30, or telephone 848 888088 or browse their www.trenitalia.it and www.
ferroviedellostato.it. Some trains require reservations, some have only first class service, others stop only
at major stations and others charge a supplement in addition to the normal rate.
It is probably easiest to telephone for a taxi as there are few cruising taxis and fewer taxi stands. Tel:
063570, 064994, or 0688177. If you do find a cruising taxi, make sure that it is a white cab with a meter.
Radio Taxi Tel. 063875 accepts major credit cards, but you must specify when calling that you will pay
that way. N.B. Sundays and night service (10.00 p.m. to 7 a.m.) are charged double that indicated on the
meter. Baggage is charged €1 per piece.
You can rent a moped or scooter and mandatory helmet at Scoot-a-Long (Via Cavour 302, tel.
06-6780206), St. Peter’s Moto (Via di Porta Castello 43, tel. 06-6875714), Happy Rent (Piazza Esquilino
8/h, tel. 06-4818185), Scooter For Rent (Piazza Barberini, 064885485).
Can be rented in the city centre. See www.atacbikesharing.com for more information.
Wearing of seat belts is compulsory. Lights must be switched on at all times when driving on the
motorways or major state or provincial roads. Speed limits are 130 kph (80 mph) on motorways and 90 kph
(30-40 mph) on state and provincial roads, unless otherwise marked. If you are stopped for speeding, you
will have to pay a hefty fine. Fines for drink-driving are heavy, with the additional possibility of six months’
imprisonment or withdrawal of your driving license.
Since July 2003, a bonus of 20 “points” has been granted to each driver – “points” are deducted
according to the seriousness of the infringement.
More information available from: Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI), Via Marsala 8; Tel: 0649981. Breakdown
Assistance, Tel: 803.116.
For puncture repair, look for the sign “riparazione gomme”. Mechanics are called Officine. In case of
accidents, make sure that you have all necessary particulars and supporting evidence (statements by
witnesses, sketches, photographs, etc.).
For minor accidents fill in a CID (Constatazione Amichevole di Incidente Automobilistico) form, normally
given by your own insurance company – it is advisable that you keep 3 or 4 of them in the car. If the
accident involves personal injury, it must be reported to the police. You should notify your own insurance
company as soon as possible. For police and ambulance, dial 113.
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Pedestrians have the right of way at pedestrian crossings and at traffic lights when the green light sign
reads AVANTI (stop when you see the red light reading ALT). Wear comfortable shoes and be especially
careful on the old cobblestone streets.
The electrical current in Italy is generally 220 volts/60 cycles, although in some areas dual currents
125/220) still exist. Check with your hotel. If you bring appliances with you, be sure it has a 110/220 volts
and 50/60 cycle conversion. In the case of large appliances (computers, stereos etc.), a voltage regulator
may be needed to protect the equipment from fluctuations in voltage.
1cm (centimetro) = 0.394 inches
1 m (metro) = 39.37 inches o 3.28 feet or 1.094 yds
1 km (chilometro) = 0.621 miles
1 inch = 2.54 cm
1 foot = 30.48 cm
1 yard = 91.4 cm
1 mile = 1.690 km
To convert centimetres into inches, multiply by .39, to convert inches into centimetres, multiply by 2.54.
1 litre (litro) = 1.760 pints or 0.88 quarts or 0.22 gallons; 4 litres = 1.06 gallons.
For a quick approximate conversion, multiply the number of gallons by 4 to get litres (litri). Divide the
number of litres by 4 to get gallons.
100 gr - 3.5 oz = 1 etto (pl. etti) 1 oz = 28.35 g
1 kilo = 2.205 lbs 1 lb = 454 g
1 metric ton = 1 000 kilos = 0.984 long tons 1 long ton = 1.016 metric tons
98.4 36.7 (body temperature)
Welcome to Rome
Italian stamps can be bought from most Tabaccaio shops and from all Post Offices (Uffici Postali) and you
may post your letters in the red mailboxes nearby. Vatican stamps can be bought in St. Peter’s Square and
must be mailed in the Piazza or in special blue mailboxes located in souvenir shops near the Vatican.
When taking flowers as a gift, do not give chrysanthemums. In Italy, they are used strictly by mourners to
place on graves.
useful telephone numbers
General information on Rome 06 060606
Red Cross 06 5510
All general info -Telecom 892.412
Fiumicino Airport (Leonardo da Vinci) 06 65951
Flight information 06 65 95 36 40
Ciampino Airport 06 794 941
ATAC Bus 800 431784
Railway Information 89 20 21
Rome airports www.adr.it
(select Fiumicino or Ciampino)
Public transport www.atac.roma.it
(metro, buses, trams and strike news)
Railway information www.trenitalia.com
What's on in Rome www.aboutroma.com
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All emergencies 113
Fire Department 115
Police (Pubblica sicurezza) 06 4686
Traffic information 1518
Automobile emergency 803116
Gemelli 06 30151
Salvator Mundi 800 402323
Fatebenefratelli 06 68371
San Giacomo 06 36261
Santo Spirito 06 68351
San Giovanni 06 77051
The main vaccination centres in Rome are in:
1) Via S.Martino della Battaglia 16 – 00187, tel.0677305582.
Monday to Friday from 8:30 to11:30. Saturday from 8:30 to10:00 by appointment only.
2) Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, tel.0665953251.
Monday to Friday from 9:00 to12:00.
doctors & dentists
Call your Consulate or:
Salvator Mundi Hospital (tel. 06588961, Via delle Mura Gianicolensi 66)
Rome American Hospital (tel. 0622551, Via Emilio Longoni, 69), GRA exit No. 16,
which have English-speaking staff, for additional recommendations.
The Salvator Mundi Clinic has excellent doctors, an efficient outpatient service and experienced nuns as
The Rome American Hospital is a general intensive care hospital affiliated with the Hospital Corporation of
America. The bilingual staff provides both medical and surgical services on an in- and out-patient basis.
Physicians are also on hand for total preventive medical check-ups (including sports medicine) on an
individual or family basis.
In an emergency, go to a hospital that has a Pronto Soccorso service such as:
Policlinico Umberto I, Viale del Policlinico 155, tel. 06490353.
S.Giacomo, Via Antonio Canova 29, tel.0636261
Fatebenefratelli, Piazza Fatebenefratelli, tel.06837299
S.Giovanni, Via dell’Amba Aradam 8, tel.0677051
S.Camillo, Via Portuense 332, tel.0658704666
Bambino Gesù, Piazza S.Onofrio 4, tel.0668591 (children only)
Concordia Hospital, Via delle Sette Chiese 90. Tel. 0651600248. This small hospital, located very close
to our former HQ in Garbatella, is fitted to provide for general medical necessities and surgery. It is
acknowledged by J. Van Breda & C. Int., medical insurance brokers, as fully meeting general medical
standards. Some of the Doctors speak English and/or French/Spanish.
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Other medical/laboratory centres
Aventino Medical Group. Via della Fonte di Fauno 22 – 00154 Rome, tel./fax 06 5780738/57288349.
All staff are English/French/Italian-speaking, www.aventinomedicalgroup.com.
CD Dentro Diagnostico. Via F.A. Pigafetta 1 – 00154 Rome, tel. 06571071, fax 0657107400.
Caravaggio. Via Accademia degli Agiati 65/67, 00147 Rome, tel.06594531, fax 659453333,
You will find American and British products--or their equivalents--and English-speaking staff at Farmacia
Internazionale Capranica (Piazza Capranica 96, tel. 06679-4680), Farmacia Internazionale Barberini (Piazza
Barberini 49, tel. 06482-5456), and Farmacia Cola di Rienzo (Via Cola di Rienzo 213, tel. 06324-3130),
among others. Most pharmacies are open 8:30-13:00, 16:00-20:00; some are open all night. Pharmacies
take turns opening on Sunday. A schedule is posted outside each pharmacy.
foreign diplomatic Representations
Almost all countries have a diplomatic representative in Rome. Many also have diplomatic representatives
with the Holy See. Addresses and telephone numbers are listed in the telephone directory under
“Ambasciate presso lo Stato Italiano” or “Ambasciate presso la Santa Sede” (Holy See).
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Things To do in Rome
museums and archaeological sites in Rome
Below is a list of the major museums and archaeological sites in Rome. In general, all museums, except
for the Doria Pamphilj Gallery and Palazzo delle Esposizioni, are closed on Mondays. Standard opening
hours are from 9.00 to 19.00, other than the Vatican Museums - opening hours change according to
season. For up-to-date opening hours tel. 800991199. Admission costs are indicative.
A Roma Pass can be obtained from any museum or tourist information centre (PIT) for €23 and is valid
for 3 days. Entry to the first 2 museums is free and entry to all museums thereafter can be obtained at the
reduced price. http://www.romapass.it/p.aspx?l=it&tid=8
ACEA ART CENTER, Viale Ostiense 106, the juxtaposition of ancient art and industrial architecture.
BORGHESE GALLERY, Piazza Scipione Borghese (Villa Borghese). Sculptures by Bernini and Canova,
paintings by Titian, Caravaggio, Raphael, Correggio. Booking compulsory. Tel. 06/32810. €8.50/person
CAPITOLINE MUSEUMS, Piazza del Campidoglio, Tel.0667103069. €6.50/person
CASTEL SANT’ANGELO MUSEUM, Lungotevere Castello/Piazza Adriana, Tel 066819111. €6.50/person.
DORIA PAMPHILI GALLERY, Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, Piazza del Collegio Romano 1A, tel. 066797323. Rich
collection of Italian artists from 1500s and 1600s. Thursday closed. €8.00/person.
ETRUSCAN MUSEUM, Piazza Valle Giulia 9, Tel. 063201951 National Etruscan collection. €4.00/person.
GALLERIA COLONNA, Via della Pilotta 17, tel. 06/6784350. Open Saturdays only. Paintings by Palma il
Vecchio, Tintoretto, Bronzino, Guercino, Salvatore Rosa, Annibale Carracci. €7.00/person.
GALLERIA COMUNALE D’ARTE MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA, Via Francesco Crispi 24, tel.
064742848. The city’s permanent collection of modern and contemporary art. €2.58.
GALLERIA DELL’ACCADEMIA DI S. LUCA, Piazza dell’Accademia di S. Luca 77, tel. 066798850. Works by
Raphael, Jacopo da Bassano, Guercino, Rubens. Admission is free, mornings only.
GALLERIA NAZIONALE D’ARTE MODERNA, Viale delle Belle Arti 131, tel. 06322981. National collection of
modern art. €6.50/person.
GALLERIA SPADA, Piazza Capodiferro 13, tel. 066832409. Works by Guido Reni, Titian, Andrea del Sarto,
Baciccia, Rubens. Ticket includes visit to Borromini trompe l’oeil perspective. €5.00/person.
MUSEO BARRACCO, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 166, tel. 0668806848 Assyrian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman
MUSEO CANONICA, Viale P. Canonica 2 (Villa Borghese), tel. 068842279 The collection, private apartment
and studio of the sculptor and musician Pietro Canonica who died in 1959. €3.00/person.
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MUSEO DELLA CIVILTà ROMANA, Piazza G. Agnelli 10, EUR, tel. 065926135 Museum of Roman
MUSEO NAPOLEONICO, Piazza Ponte Umberto I, tel. 0668806286. €3,00/person.
MUSEO PREISTORICO ED ETNOGRAFICO L. PIGORINI, Piazza G. Marconi 14, EUR, tel. 06/549521.
Prehistoric Italian artefacts and ethnological material from various cultures. €6.00/person.
PALAZZO ALTEMPS, Piazza Sant’Apollinare 46/48, tel. 0639967700. Ancient sculptures from the Museo
Nazionale Romano, including the Ludovisi collection. €5.00/person.
PALAZZO BARBERINI GALLERIA NAZIONALE D’ARTE ANTICA, Via Quattro Fontane 13, tel. 064814591.
National art collection of 13th- to 16th-century paintings. €6.00/person.
PALAZZO CORSINI GALLERIA NAZIONALE D’ARTE ANTICA, Via della Lungara 10, tel. 0668802323
National art collection of 16 and 17 century paintings. €4.00/person.
PALAZZO DELLE ESPOSIZIONI, Via Nazionale 194, tel. 064745903.
PALAZZO MASSIMO ALLE TERME, Largo di Villa Peretti 1, tel. 064815576 Important Roman paintings,
mosaics, sculptures, coins and antiquities from the Museo Nazionale Romano, including the Kircherian
PALAZZO VENEZIA, Museum Via del Plebiscito 118, tel. 0632810 Mediaeval to 18th-century decorative
VATICAN MUSEUMS/SISTINE CHAPEL, Viale del Vaticano, tel. 0669884947. Not only the Sistine Chapel,
but also the Egyptian and Etruscan collections, masterpieces by Raphael, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, etc.
€13.00/person. Entrance only until 12.45 p.m. every day (last Sunday of the month admission is free).
THE PANTHEON contains the tomb of the great painter Raphael and of King Vittorio Emanuele, Piazza
della Rotonda. Admission free.
(For information and details of guided tours Centro Servizi per l’Archeologia tel. 064815576.)
Domus Aurea, Viale della Domus Aurea. Reservations obligatory. Tel.0639967700.
The Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo.
Palatine Entrances at Piazza di S. Maria Nova (near Arch of Titus) and Via di S. Gregorio 30.
Roman Forum Entrances at Largo Romolo e Remo 5-6 and Piazza di S. Maria Nova (near Arch of Titus).
Tel. 066990110. Admission free.
Keats-Shelley Memorial House, Piazza di Spagna 26, tel.066784235.
Goethe House, Via del Corso 18, tel.0632650412.
H. Christian Andersen House, Via P.S.Mancini 24, tel.063219089.
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Campo dè Fiori, Monday-Saturday, 07:00-13:00. Piazza Campo di Fiori. The most characteristic fruit and
vegetable market in Rome in an incomparable setting of medieval houses.
Prints and Old Books, Monday-Saturday, 07:00-13:00. Piazza Fontanella Borghese. Stall market with
prints, maps, original art works, and old books.
San Giovanni, weekdays 07:00-13:00, Saturday noon-dusk. Just outside the walls of Rome on Via Sannio,
by San Giovanni in Laterano, a market with antiques and clothes, towels, suitcases, furs and leathers.
Some excellent bargains can be found here.
Porta Portese, Sunday 07:00-13:00. Antiques, clothes, basketwork, prints, furniture, shoes, flowers,
puppies and fruit. A hodgepodge of the good, the bad and the passable, but lots of fun. The market stalls
begin at Ponte Suplicio.
Unlike many other cities, there is no real shopping area in Rome. However, Rome’s best known shops can
be found in the series of little streets that surround the Piazza di Spagna:
Via Condotti: Buccellati, Bulgari, Burberry’s, Gucci, Cartier, Armani, Ferragamo, Prada, La Perla, Valentino,
Max Mara, Brioni, D&G, Prada, Hermes;
Via Frattina: Givenchy, Max Mara, Alberta Ferretti, Valentino;
Via Borgognona: Fendi, Sergio Valente, Zegna;
Piazza di Spagna: Missoni, Cavalli, Sergio Rossi, Ferrè, YSL, Genny;
Via Bocca di Leone: Malo, Valentino, Roccobarocco;
Via del Babuino: Emporio Armani, Missoni, Valentino, Pomellato;
For trendy (and generally less expensive) shops, Via del Corso is your best bet. Other shopping areas
include Via Nazionale, near Railway Station Termini, and Via Cola di Rienzo and Via Ottaviano, both near
the Vatican. The Via Po, Via Salaria, Piazza Fiume and Via Piave area, the Via Veneto area and the Via
Appia Nuova area also are good options.
I Granai: Via Mario Rigamonti. 130 shops.
Cinecittà 2: Via Palmiro Togliatti 2. 110 shops. Tel.067220910
La Romanina: Via E. Ferri 8. 130 shops.
Parco Leonardo, Via Portuense 2000, 00054 Fiumicino, firstname.lastname@example.org www.parcoleonardo.it
La Rinascente, Coin, Standa, Upim, Oviesse are the most widely spread.
Conad/Margherita, PAM, Standa, Panorama, Coop, GS, SMA, Auchan, Todi’s, etc. Most supermarkets are
open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 8pm and on Sundays until 1pm.
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IKEA (Swedish furniture, linens, pots, pans, cutlery, etc.)
Casamercato & Trony (hi-tech appliances, etc.)
Castorama (gardening and bricolage/d.i.y)
Leroy Merlin (gardening and bricolage/d.i.y.)
conversions for clothing measurements
Women’s Clothing - Dresses and Coats
Great Britain 32 33 35 36 38 39
Continental 38 40 42 44 46 48
USA 10 12 14 16 18 20
Women’s Clothing - Sweaters, Blouses
Great Britain 36 38 40 42 44 46
Continental 42 44 46 48 50 52
USA 34 36 37 40 42 44
Women’s Clothing - Shoes
Great Britain 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
France 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Italy 34 36 38 40 42 44
USA 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Men’s Clothing - Suits
Great Britain 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 42
Continental 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
USA 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 42
Men’s Clothing - Shoes
Great Britain 8 9 10 10 ½ 11 ½ 12
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Welcome to Rome
There are a number of ways for finding housing in Rome.
A service is available for FAO Staff Coop members for short and long term housing listings on-line:
Porta Portese This publication, printed every Tuesday and Friday and available at newsstands, contains
up-to-date listings of available apartments (in Italian) (€1). On-line: www.porta‑portese.it
“Wanted in Rome” (www.wantedinrome.com) and “The Metropolitan”. These magazines, published for
the English-speaking community in Rome, come out every other week and are available at a number
of newsstands around town. Both list apartments for rent and also several English-speaking real estate
There are a number of local realtors, which have been used by Bioversity International staff members
successfully. It should be noted that these usually charge a commission (standard is the equivalent of one
month’s rent). Most have English-speaking staff.
Two wonderful English-speaking ladies, Sabrina and Katia will help you in your housing hunting quests!
Please refer to the HR Unit or the Administration Services, for further details.
AGENZIA IMMOBILIARE KLEMM
Via G. Bovio 15, 00195 Roma. Tel. 0639739559, fax 0639734855, www.klemm.it.
Via L. Bissolati 20, 00187 Rome. Tel.064881800, fax 064881808
NELSON INT’L REAL ESTATE AGENCY
Piazza Monteleone di Spoleto 36. 00191 Roma. Tel. 063337164, fax 063337162, mobile 337/747493,
Viale America 1. 00144 Roma. Tel. 065919130, tel./fax 065919125.
PROPERTY INTERNATIONAL ROME
Viale Aventino 79, int.1. 00153 Rome. Tel. 065743170, tel./fax 065743182.
ROME PROPERTY NETWORK
Via del Gesù e Maria 25, 00187 Roma, Tel. 06/3212341, fax 063215087,
e-mail: email@example.com, www.romeproperty.com
RIVOLI REAL ESTATE
Tel.06483456, tel./fax 064882386, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Rome
Piazza S. Anselmo 2.
Tel: 065745174/065745231. Fax: 065783604
Via Capo d’Africa 47.
Tel: 0670450615 - 0670450616.
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Largo Gelsomini 2. Tel: 5741917, fax 0657466458
Via Labicana 144, tel.06770021, fax 067005781
VILLA LUCIA (B&B)
Via Pomponia Grecina 6 (Largo delle Sette Chiese), tel./fax 065139379.
HOLIDAY INN ExPRESS
Via Assisi 53 (near Tuscolana station) , Tel 06784692, Fax 0678469200,
Via Pietro Blaserna, 101 (near Trastevere station). Tel 06 5565215
mini apartments for short stays
Dott.ssa Franca D’Alessandria (for booking), Via Bertoloni 19, 00197 Rome, Tel. 068083375, fax
068084947, www.romerenting.com, has mini apartments in the following buildings:
Residence “Trastevere”, Vicolo Moroni 31, 35/36 - 00153 Rome
Residence “Barberini”, Via Rasella 137 - 00187 Rome
Residence “Campo dè Fiori”, Vicolo del Giglio 1/a – 00186 Rome
MP International House, Via G. Zanardelli 6 – 00186 Rome (Piazza Navona area), tel.066892624, Fax
066892415, www.mpinternationalhouse.com, email@example.com
Short Lets Assistance, tel./fax 0648905897, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.shortletsassistance.com
Welcome to Rome
Breakfast, lunch and dinner times
Bars are normally open between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Restaurants are usually open noon-15:00 for lunch, the main meal of the day, and open for dinner from
19:00 to 23:00.
Bars pay a tax on tables outside and prices are usually double what they are standing up inside the bar. At
Piazza Venezia, Piazza Navona, Via Veneto and similar locations, it can be very expensive.
cucina italiana — italian cuisine
It’s difficult not to eat well in Italy. Start with a typical appetizer such as frutti di mare (marinated seafood
and shellfish), bruschetta (warm Italian bread rubbed with garlic and topped with diced tomatoes and
fresh basil) or prosciutto crudo con melone or mozzarella or fichi (paper-thin slices of seasoned ham with
cantaloupe wedges, mozzarella cheese slices or figs).
Choose a pasta (or risotto) dish for your first course, selecting from such dishes as penne all’arrabiata
(short pasta with dried chili pepper, bacon and tomato sauce), spaghetti con vongole veraci (spaghetti
with clam sauce) or pasta e fagioli (short pasta cooked in a thick bean soup). For a second (main) course,
try abbacchio (roast lamb), rombo (turbot fish), spigola (sea bass), fiorentina (T-bone steak) or straccetti
con ruchetta e parmigiano (thin-sliced beef topped with fresh rocket and Parmesan cheese).
If you wish to buy Chinese, Malaysian, American, Mexican, etc. food items, look for Castroni - they have a
wide variety of national and international quality foods.
The most famous wines of the Lazio region are the dry whites – Vini dei Castelli (Frascati, Grottaferrata,
Genzano, Marino and Velletri). To accompany meat dishes, choose a full-bodied dry red from the regions
of Tuscany or Emilia-Romagna.
There is a wide choice of pizzas with a variety of toppings which you can also buy by the “length” (pizza a
some restaurants we have tried
Piazza Campitelli 18, Tel: 066864604. Near the Forum. Expensive. Closed Wednesday and half of August.
RISTORANTE DA VINCENZO
Via Castelfidardo 4, Tel: 06484596. Moderate/Expensive. Closed Sundays.
Via Aurora 37 (a street parallel to Via Veneto), Tel: 064819467. Moderate/expensive. Closed Sundays.
Via Ripetta 14, Tel: 063211468. Moderate. Piazza del Popolo area. Always open.
Via Marche 19, phone 06/4821834. Expensive. Closed Saturday and Friday evening.
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Via Porta Settimiana, 8, Tel: 065818284. Expensive. Closed Monday and last 3 weeks in August.
DA LUCIA AL MATTONATO
Vicolo del Mattonato 2, Tel: 065803601. Moderate. No credit cards.
ANGELINO TRE GATTI
Via delle Sette Chiese, Tel: 065135272. Moderate/expensive.
Via E. Cravero 8/9/10, Tel: 065135022. Moderate. Excellent pizza.
Via F. Passino 19/21, Tel: 06513 7359. Expensive. Closed Mondays.
Via Giovanni Della Penna 68, Tel: 06 3610291. Expensive. Closed Sundays
L’ISOLA DEI SARDI DUE
Piazza Pantero Pantera (by Garbatella metro station),Tel: 065135044. Moderate. Closed Mondays.
RISTORANTE BELLA NAPOLI
Via Simone di Saint Bon 48. Tel: 06 37518016 (Prati area). Moderate. Closed Mondays.
RISTORANTE DAL TOSCANO
Via Germanico 62, Tel: 06 39723373 (Prati area). Moderate/expensive. Closed Mondays.
Via Capo d’Africa, 26 a/b/c Tel. 06 7009800.
Ancient Roman cuisine in a recreated Roman Empire atmosphere. Expensive.
LA VILLA DEI CESARI
Via Ardeatina 164
Tel: 06 5136741. Closed on Wednesday.
Live music and dancing in Ancient Roman environment. Expensive.
DA MEO PATACCA
Piazza de’ Mercanti, 30
Roman cuisine accompanied by great romantic guitar music.
Lungotevere Flaminio 57, Tel:0687137557 – 0687137560.
Reservation obligatory. Dinner only, which is served while famous Opera “arias”, are sang by professional
Via dell’Olmata 43 (off Santa Maria Maggiore). Irish Pub, just off the Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore. Open
every day from 16:00- 0.30.
Via della Fossa 16 (Piazza Navona area), Tel.066893426, kitsch decorations.
Welcome to Rome
The Druid’s Rock and the Druid’s Den, both show live football and rugby matches.
Via Nazionale 17/Via Napoli 29/34. Tel.064880418, Authentic Irish Pub. Music on Thursdays.
THE NAG’S HEAD
Via IV Novembre 138b, Tel.066794620. Authentic Scottish Pub.
THE BLACK DUKE, authentic Irish Pub
Via della Maddalena 29/b, Tel.0668300381.
Via del Collegio Romano 6, Tel. 066786472. www.trinity‑rome.com.
Welcome to Rome
Orbis Servizi S.r.l. - P.zza Esquilino, 37 Tel. 06.4827403
Ricordi Media Stores - Viale G. Cesare, 88 Tel: 06.37351589
Teatro dell’Opera di Roma - Piazza Beniamino Gigli 1, Tel. 064817517
Nazionale - Via del Viminale, 51 tel. 064741102
Eliseo - Via Nazionale 183/D, 064882114
Sistina - Via Sistina, 129 tel. 064200171, www.ilsistina.com
Fantasie di Trastevere - Via S. Dorotea 6. Tel: 065892 986/5891671
Mimo Teatro Movimento - Via Garibaldi 30. Tel: 065891444
Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia - Via Vittoria 6. Tel: 066780742/6783996
ISSTIP-ITALIA - Via del Chiavari 6. Tel: 066867957
Auditorium - www.auditorium.com
cinemas showing english-language films
Metropolitan - Via del Corso, 7. Tel. 063200933
Moderno - Piazza della Repubblica 44/45. Tel. 06477791
Pasquino - Piazza S.Egidio 10 (Trastevere). Tel. 0658333214
Nuovo Sacher (original language films on Mondays and Tuesdays) - Largo Ascianghi 1. Tel. 065818116
Alcazar (Original language films every Monday night) - Via Cardinale Merry del Val 14 (Trastevere).
The Lion Bookshop and Café - Via dei Greci 33/36 (off Via del Corso), Tel.063265400.
For up-to-date entertainment information, check the daily newspaper listings and “Roma c’è” (weekly
bulleting on food, music & culture available from the news-stands and on the Internet:
www.romace.it.) – English version available.
Welcome to Rome
All Saints’ Anglican Church; Via del Babuino 153/b. Tel. 06/36001881. Sunday services in English: 08.30,
Eucharist. 10.30, Sung Eucharist. 18.30 Evensong.
St Paul’s within the Walls. Via Nazionale, corner Via Napoli, Tel. 06/4883339.
Sunday services in English: 08.30, Eucharist Rite 1. 10.30, Sung. Eucharist Rite 2.
Assemblies of God
International Christian Fellowship, meeting in St Paul’s Facility, Via Nazionale, corner Via Napoli. Tel.
06/86890882. Sunday service in English: 15.00.
Rome Baptist Church. Piazza S. Lorenzo in Lucina 35. Tel. 06/6876652. Sunday service in English: 10.00.
Ponte S. Angelo Methodist Church. Piazza Ponte S. Angelo. Tel. 06/6868314, fax 06/6896981.Sunday
service in English: 10.30.
St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Via xx September 7. Tel. 06/4827627. Sunday service in English: 11.00.
S. Clemente. Via Labicana 95. Tel. 06/70451018
S. Isidoro. Via degli Artisti 41. Tel. 06/4885359, fax 06/4884459.
St Patrick’s Church. Via Boncompagni 31. Tel. 06/4203121, 06/44203121. Sunday Mass in English: 10.00.
S. Silvestro Church. Piazza S. Silvestro 1. Tel. 06/6797775. Sunday Masses in English: 10.00, 17.30.
S. Susanna Church. Via xx Settembre 15. Tel. 06/4882748, 06/4827510. Sunday Masses in English:
Jesus Cares Ministries. Via del Banco di S. Spirito 3. Tel. 06/6868233, fax 06/68801378. Sunday service in
S. Biagia della Pagnotta. Via Giulia, 63. Tel. 06/68804891.
S. Giuliano dei Fiamminghi. Via del Sudano 40. Tel. 06/687514
S. Girolamo. Via Tomacelli 132. Tel. 06/6873811, 06/6878284.
S. Luigi dei Francesi. Piazza S. Luigi dei Francesi. Tel. 06/68827209.
Saint Yves des Bretons. Vicolo della Campana 8. Tel. 06/6833818
Welcome to Rome
S. Maria dell’Anima (Roman Catholic). Via della Pace 24. Tel. 06/6833729, 06/6864160.
Evangelische Luterische Kirche. Via Sicilia 66. Tel. 06/3235493
S. Andrea (Greek Orthodox Church). Via Sardegna 15. Tel. 06/4818820
S. Anastasio al Babuino (Greek Catholic and Albanian). Via dei Greci 46. Tel. 06/3244903
S. Stefano Rotondo al Celio. Via S. Stefano Rotondo. Tel. 06/70493717
S. Teresa d’Avila. Corso d’Italia 37. Tel 06/8416583
Islamic Centre, Via della Moschea. Tel 068082258
Jewish Community, Lungotevere Sanzio 9, tel.065811294
S. Stanislau. Via delle Botteghe Oscure 5, 00186 Rome. Tel. 06/6795347, 06/6787955
S. Antonio dei Portoghesi. Via dei Portoghesi 2. Tel. 06/6865234.
S. Salvatore. Piazza delle Coppelle 72/b. Tel. 06/6875796
S. Antonio Abate all’Esquilino. Via Carlo Alberto 2. Tel. 06/4465609
S. Nicola (Russian Orthodox). Via Palestro 69-71. Tel. 06/4450729
S. Maria degli Spagnoli. Via Giulia 151. Tel. 06/6865861.
S. Brigida. Piazza Farnese 96. Tel. 06/6865721
SS. Sergio and Bacchus. Piazza Madonna dei Monti 3. Tel. 06/485778, 06/4744068.
S. Giosofat al Gianicolo. Passeggiata del Gianicolo 4. Tel. 06/6892935.
For any additional information visit www.vatican.va or contact the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household
Papal Audiences are held on Wednesday – advance booking ensures you get good seating.
Welcome to Rome
Ambrit International School Kendale Primary International School
Via Filippo Tajani, 50 Via Gradoli, 86 – Tomba di Nerone
00149 Rome, (Via Cassia Km 10.300)
Tel: 06.5595305 00189 Rome,
Fax: 06.5595309 Tel & Fax: 06.33267608
Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://www.ambrit‑rome.com Website: http://www.diesis.com/kendale
American Overseas School of Rome Institut Saint Dominique
Via Cassia, 811, Via Cassia, 1173
00189 Rome, 00189 Rome,
Tel: 06.334381 Tel : 06.30310817
Fax: 06.33262608 Fax : 06.30311333
Web site: http://www.aosr.org Lycée Chateaubriand
Elementary: Via Ruffo, 31
Britannia International School of Rome 00196 Rome,
Via Ernesto Parisi, 11 Tel. 06.3203506
00134 Rome Secondary: Via di Villa Patrizi, 9 Rome
Te: 06.71354252 Tel: 06.4402752
Castelli Kindergarten Marymount International School
Via dei Laghi 8.600, Via di Villa Lauchli, 180 (Vigna Clara)
Logetta di Marino A9 00191 Rome,
00047 Marino Tel: 06.3629101
Tel & Fax: 06.93661311 Fax: 06.36301738
Castelli International School Website: http://www.marymountrome.com
Via degli Scozzesi, 13
00046 Grottaferrata, Rome International School
Tel & Fax: 06.94315779 Viale Romania, 32
Web site: http://www.pcg.it/cis 00197 Rome,
Core International School Fax: 06.84482653
Via Crati, 19 Email: email@example.com
Tel & Fax: 06.8411137
Socrate Bilingual School
Deutsche Schüle Rom Via Casale di S. Nicola, 150
Via Aurelia Antica, 397/403 00123 Rome,
00165 Rome Tel : 06.3790908
Tel: 06.6638776 Fax : 06.30895502
Southlands English School
Greenwood Garden School Via Teleclide, 20
Via Vito Sinisi, 5 Casal Palocco, 00124 Rome
00189 Rome, Tel. 06.5053932
Tel & Fax: 33266703 Fax: 06.50917192
Welcome to Rome
St. Francis International School For further information:
Via S. Borgia, 85 http://www.romeschools.org/
Tel: 06.35511023 or consult:
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The Rome Education Guide, printed by
Website: http://www.stfrancisinternationalschool.com “Wanted in Rome”
Scuola Internazionale Montessori Nerina Noe’
(Nido, Casa dei Bambini, Scuola elementare)
Via Viggiano, 79-80
Via Ardeatina-Parco dell’Appia Antica, Tel.
Scuola Svizzera di Roma
Via Marcello Malpighi, 14
Tel : 06.4402109
Fax : 06.4404213
St George’s British International School
Via Cassia – La Storta
St. George’s British international school
Via Spallanzani, 12-14
St. Stephen’s school
Via Aventina, 3
The New School, Rome
Via della Camilluccia, 669
Welcome to Rome
American University of Rome
Via Pietro Roselli, 4
John Cabot University
Via della Lungara, 233
Link Campus University of Malta
Via Nomentana, 335
St. John’s University
Via di Santa Maria Mediatrice, 22-24
Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, 15
Welcome to Rome
Welcome to Rome
Bioversity International’s HQ building is in
Via dei Tre Denari 472/a-b, 00057 Maccarese (Rome), Italy.
Internet address: www.bioversityinternational.org
Bioversity’s official working hours at HQ are from 08:30 to 17:00, with a 1-hr lunch break.
Staff members may be reached through the switchboard operator or directly by dialing 066118+extension
required, if known. All telephones have voice-mail features.
Bioversity uses both SKYPE and landlines for calls.
51 – Official calls using Land line
52 – Official calls using Skype
53 – Personal calls using Land line
54 – Personal calls using Skype
For local calls, dial one of the above followed by ‘0’ and then the number you wish to call. For Long distance
calls dial one of the above followed by ‘00’, the country code, area code and the number you wish to call.
Outgoing correspondence should be given to the Administration Services Section. This includes
correspondence to be sent by post as well as by courier.
Assistance required by visitors related to transportation, courier, e-mail and faxes is provided by the
Administration Services Section : send mail to “Bioversity – Administration Services”.
Travel reservations or reconfirmations will be provided by the Travel Assistant (dial 248, 329, 376).
Publications on plant genetic resources and Bioversity International are available through the Publications
Office, dial ‘269, ‘242’ or ‘233’.
library and information services
Bioversity Library and Information Services provide information support to the activities of Bioversity
staff. The Library collection comprises Bioversity project reports, books in fields related to plant genetic
resources, publications of IARC and other organizations, and a small serials collection. The information
needs of Bioversity International staff are served through the provision of basic services such as:
- a current awareness service which includes a Library Bulletin
- a literature research service (using online and CD-ROM databases)
- document supply
- reference services
Welcome to Rome
Bioversity’s HQ is equipped with a Sick Room, situated on the first floor. A well-stocked medicine
cupboard for minor ailments is available.
In Fregene there is an Emergency Unit with ambulance service: tel.06-56484202.
1 January New Year’s Day
March/April Good Friday
March/April Easter Monday
1 May Labour Day
15 August Assumption Day
1 November All Saints’ Day
25 December Christmas Day
26 December St. Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day)
Bioversity’s outposted staff can be contacted through the offices listed in the Staff Directory and through
the HR4U site on the Intranet.
Bioversity’s HQ has a well-trained team of 20 members distributed on all its floors and at the Stretto
building. All members have attended Fire Extinguishing, Evacuation and First Aid courses. The Team is
assisted by a fully qualified physician who provides advice on employment-related disorders.
S.GIORGIO, closed Wednesday, Piazza della Pace 6, Maccarese Tel. 066678060, fax 066678578.
Expensive. Nouvelle cuisine/specialties of the house.
PIZZERIA DA SESTO, closed Monday, Viale di Porto, Maccarese tel. 066678551. Moderate/expensive.
Pizza, fresh fish or meat.
PIZZERIA “ERA ORA”, closed Monday, Via della Stazione 60, Maccarese,Tel. 066678555. Pizza take-away.
Moderate, across the street over the railway station.
PIZZERIA “PENTAGONO”, closed Tuesday, Viale di Porto (angolo Via della Pineta), Fregene,
tel.066679122. Moderate, mixed cuisine.
LA TANA DEL GRILLO, closed Wednesday, Via della Muratella 1005, Maccarese, Tel.347 2259640.
Moderate. Mixed cuisine, meat and fresh fish.
IL FIENILE, closed Tuesday. Viale Rospigliosi, Maccarese Tel.06 6678764. Moderate/expensive. Grill,
Danish meat, pork and lamb. A 35% discount is granted to Bioversity staff at lunch time only. Please show
your ID Card to the maÎtre.
OSTERIA MAGA BRUMA, Via di Maccarese 13, Tel 066678661. Expensive but good cuisine. Slow.
LE PAGLIETE,Via Monti dell’Ara/Via delle Pagliete, tel.0661697690. Closed Monday & lunch time. Situated
in an ostrich farm. Moderate prices.
TRATTORIA IL CASTELLO, closed Monday, Via di Torrimpietra 241, Torrimpietra Tel 06 61697262. Beautiful
setting in the woods beneath an old castle. Home-made pasta and different choices of meat, veal, pork,
lamb, wild boar. Excellent local wine. 20 mins drive. Reservation obligatory. Moderate.
Welcome to Rome
AGRITURISMO FATTORIA S. STEFANO, Via della Muratella 659, 00057 Fiumicino, Roma, Tel 0666579026.
Bioversity International has negotiated a 30% discount for lunchtime. Please show your ID Card to the maÎtre.
OSTERIA IL BORGHETTO, Via Castel S.Giorgio 217G, 00057 Maccarese tel.066678689, fax 066679002.
Good home cooking at low cost.
LA LUCCIOLA, Lido di Maccarese, tel.06 6671488. Fresh fish dishes and excellent sweets. Prices on the
AL FONTANILE, Via Fontanile di Mezzaluna 401, Testa di Lepre. Good home fish and meat dishes. Average.
ZIO MAURO, Viale Castel S.Giorgio, Maccarese, tel.339 2006841. Very cheap but good family cuisine.
MOTEL CORSI, Via Aurelia Km 27.700, Torrimpietra, tel.0661697021/7443.
LA CONCHIGLIA, Lungomare Ponente 4, tel.066685385
HOTEL CORALLO, Via Gioiosa Marea, 140, Tel. 06 66560121/222 www.hotel‑corallo‑fregene.it
VILLA FIORITA, Via Castellammare 86, Fregene, tel.0666564590, fax 0666560301
B&B – NIVES & BRUNO, Via Monti dell’Ara 262, tel.0661697297, cell.320/0142754
B&B – SESTO, Viale di Porto 645/a, Fregene, tel.066678551-6685207, fax 0666579668
B&B LE PALME – Via dei Monti dell’Ara 24, Maccarese, tel. 066670487
B&B - PURA VIDA, Viale Viareggio 1085 (Via S.Agata di Militello 9), cell.335-6114079/338-1379225,
Tobacco shop: Via Corona Australe 30/21, tel. 066679424.
Flower shop: Via Corona Australe 14/16, Maccarese, tel.066678851
Autostrade (for highway subscription): Stazione di Torrimpietra, tel.0661697844, cell. 388/9473603
Hairdresser Tino (closed Monday): Via della Muratella 1081, tel.066679253
Post Office (8.30-13.00): Via della Muratella, tel.066679234
Car body repairs Marco: Via della Muratella 789, tel.066678910 (8.30-13.00 and 14.30-18.00)
Car engine repairs Umberto: Via Muratella Nuova 68/70, Maccarese, tel./fax 066678717, email sozzi@
Conad Supermarket: Via Castel S.Giorgio 215, Maccarese, tel.066678400.
Macelleria Luciano (closed Thursday afternoon): Piazza del Maccarese 10/11, Maccarese, tel.066679201
Silvestri (hardware store): Via Corona Australe 3/9, tel.066679004/066678580, fax 066678736
Pharmacy, Piazza del Maccarese, tel.06 6679220, opening hours 8.30-13.00 and 16.00-19.30 including
Fregene/Maccarese Railway Station, tel.066678580 (a copy of the Rome-Civitavecchia-Rome train time
table is available from the Administration Services Group).
Welcome to Rome
Fregene: on Monday mornings
Fiumicino: on Saturday mornings
Ostia: on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
Pami (at Railway Station), tel.347/9521069
Mirò, Via della Muratella 1105, tel.066678565.
Taxi (Ostia) 06 6645
Massimo Montecchi, 339/7566187
Antonio Garofalo, 347/5863170
Giancarlo Di Pietro, 336/739812
Pier Luigi (limousine) 338/8829419
Bioversity International to/from Airport €35-40
Airport to/from Rome centre €40-60
Bioversity International to/from Rome centre €50-60
The prices of trains vary according to distance covered. However a one-way ticket from Maccarese
to Termini station costs €2,30. A yearly subscription costs €404,00. All tickets, other than the yearly
subscription, can be bought from the Stations or from the Bar opposite the Maccarese Station. They are
all valid for Metro and bus transportation in Rome. The one-way ticket has a validity of 75 minutes but
must be validated in the yellow machines before boarding the train. More instructions are written on the
tickets themselves. The timetable to trains is available on the intranet or from Administration Service. Blue
buses (COTRAL) leave Cornelia Metro Line A (Via di Boccea/Circonvallazione Cornelia) for Maccarese
Station. Timetables are available at the Cornelia and Maccarese stations. Local orange buses – leave the
Maccarese Station for Maccarese historical center, Fregene, Testa di Lepre, Aranova, Passoscuro, Focene
and “Bambin Gesu” hospital in Palidoro.
There are two nature parks in the nearby area and both are managed by the WWF.
Macchiagrande is in Fregene South and Oasi del Bosco di Palo is in Fregene North, close to Ladispoli:
both are rich in Mediterranean flora, sweet water canals and fish ponds
Only Italian primary and secondary schools are available in the area. There is, however, a privately-run
kindergarten which also teaches English:
Wonderkids Learning Center, Via Antignano 18, Fregene tel.066685149.
Welcome to Rome
english-speaking doctors in Rome and maccarese
Kristian Barbagallo. Via Cardano 68 – 00124 Rome (Infernetto). Tel. 0664531419. Cellular: 0347-3761871.
Languages: English, Italian & Swedish. Home visits.
Alphamed Studio. Dr Haas, Dr Frohlich. Via Zanardelli, 06 68309493.
Languages: German, English, Italian.
ENT specialists (ear-nose-throat)
Dr. Med. Henrik Thielen. Via F. Siacci, 2c, 00197 Rome. Tel. 0680691213. Languages: English, Italian,
German & French. Specialization in naturopathy.
Dr. Massimo Gismondi, Via Rosa Raimondi Garibaldi 42, Building G, Apt.3, 00145 Rome
Tel. 065141126, mobile 335 7473451, email@example.com
Dott.ssa Simonetta Ferlisi, Via Rosa Raimondi Garibaldi 42, building G, Apt.3, 00145 Rome, tel.06514226,
mobile 348 7341714
Dr. Daniel Nedervee, Viale Aventino 80, scala B int.1, Tel.06 5757851
Drs. Peter & Roswitta Althoff, Via Salaria, 280, Tel. 06 8554069
Dr. Daniele Liscacci, Via Prospero Alpino 76, Tel.06 5757133
Dr. Gabriele Ricci, Via Rospigliosi 16, Maccarese, Tel.06490353
Dr. Gian Lorenzo D’Amico, Via Marmorata 169, Tel.06-5781970 or 065782137
Dr. Camillo Brescia, Via della Robbia 80, tel.065746450
Veterinarian Studio, Via dei Cappellari 93, tel.328/7310165 – 06 6868291
Centro Veterinario Gregorio VII, Piazza di Villa Carpegna 52, tel. 06 660681
Welcome to Rome
www.romabyday.it: All about Rome
www.romecity.it: General Info on Rome
www.romevillage.com: English community network
www.comune.roma.it: Info on Rome City Hall
www.fiumicino.net: Info on Fiumicino City Hall
www.amaccarese.it: Info on Maccarese
www.trenitalia.com: Railway Transportation
www.atac.roma.it: Bus and Metro transportation in Rome
www.cotralspa.it: Bus transportation in Lazio
www.europcar.it: Car rental
www.avisautonoleggio.it: Car rental
www.hertz.it: Car rental
www.romace.it: Entertainment in Rome
www.wantedinrome.com: English language fortnightly magazine
www.biz‑stay.com: Accommodation and B&B
www.domusconnect.com/un casa/: Accommodation offered via FAO Staff Co-op
www.portaportese.it: major publication for real-estate search, second-hand cars, second-hand furniture,
etc. in Rome
www.at‑home‑italy.com/info@at‑home‑italy.com: useful info for expatriates
www.englishyellowpages.it: useful addresses of providers of all sorts
www.tecnocasa.it: real-estate agents
www.prendicasa.it: real-estate agents
www.toscano.it: real-estate agents
www.gabetti.it: real-estate agents
www.welcomehome.eu.com: real-estate agents
www.romeschools.org: International Schools in Rome
http://www.comuni‑italiani.it/058/091/scuole/ : Public Schools in Rome
www.tiscali.it/angelstaff//: au-pairs/baby sitters
www.babybear.it: au-pairs/baby sitters
Let us know whether this booklet has been useful during your visit to Bioversity International. We would be
grateful if you could let us know of any inaccuracies or any advice you wish to provide to improve it.
Revised and updated by Lyn Hunt, April 2009.
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