Living in Rome

Rome, the Eternal City

This fascinating city awaits discovery. Its history, art and architecture join to create a magical ambiance where Italian fashion, culinary traditions and cultural heritage make living in the “Eternal City” an unforgettable experience. Moreover, the presence of the Vatican city-state, museums, ancient ruins and churches attest to the spectacular amount of attractions available to enjoy.

Rome offers an endless supply of cultural manifestations, cinemas, theatres, museums, cooking schools, cultural institutes, parks, concert halls, sports games, historic buildings and archaeological sites and places of interest. Activities are abundant all year long in Rome, many of which are offered free throughout the year, hence students can enjoy frequent live events, festivals and opportunities to discover Rome’s cultural heritage.

Trevi Fountain Colosseum Roman Forum Our students in the centre of Rome Pantheon

Living and Studying in Rome

Once students overcome the initial excitement of living in Rome, they come to see Rome as their new home. The article, ‘50 Signs that Rome is Home’ allows a peek at what many students can expect to experience after living in Rome for a long period.

Romans are hospitable and friendly, so visitors often fall in love with the city and its inhabitants. However, the most appealing aspect about living in Rome just might be the Italian cuisine. Restaurants, coffee shops, wine bars and gourmet pizza and hand-made gelato tantalize the taste buds of visitors while evoking feelings of satisfaction, wellbeing and appreciation for the culinary traditions alive today in Italy.

Atac S.p.A is the official public transport company in Rome. Students can choose among different types of tickets for buses, trams and on the underground service, according to their needs:

  •  BIT – Integrated Time Ticket (€ 1,50): valid for 100 minutes after validation;
  •  BIG – Integrated Daily Ticket (€7,00): valid until midnight (12 AM) of the day of its validation and for an unrestricted number of journeys;
  •  Monthly Pass – Ordinary Personal (€35): valid for the calendar month as printed on the pass, for an unrestricted number of journeys.
  • Annual Student Pass (€141): valid for 365 days for unlimited journeys in one zone on buses, trams and underground.

One of the favourite pass times of students is shopping for the latest Italian fashions. The elegant city centre area between the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza di Spagna offers luxury fashion trends and shopping within a beautiful historical context which attracts tourists year round.

Rome also has an array of large shopping centres which include: Parco Leonardo, Porta di Roma, CineCittà 2, Roma Est, La Romanina, Euroma 2. Close to the University of Rome Tor Vergata is the Tor Vergata shopping centre. Outlets include the Castel Romano Designer Outlet and the Valmontone Fashion District Outlet.