Any foreign visitors wishing to enter the Italian Republic must have an Identity Card (UE citizens) or a valid passport (non-EU citizens). More information on travelling in Europe can be found at this web page.

Other useful & useless information

Rome is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Difference with London: -1 hour; New York City: -6 hours; Tokyo: + 8 hours.
Mean daily temperature ranges from 20-22°C (min) to 33-36°C (max).
International Calls: 0039 + phone number.
Italy’s official currency is the Euro. Banks are open weekdays from 8.30 to 13.30. Currency can be exchanged also at the Railway Central Station, at the airport and foreign exchange automatic points throughout the city. Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept major credit cards.
Voltage is 220V; two round pin plug.
Smoking Policy
Smoking is banned in all indoor public places and in all workplaces.
In bars and restaurants service charge (servizio) is included in the bill. Tipping is not mandatory but is welcomed.
VAT (value added tax; locally IVA) is normally included in the price of most goods and services. Generally the rate stands at 22% of the sale price.
Police 113 – Carabinieri 112 – Medical First Aid 118