Travel advice & practical information for travelogue:

'Rome & Florence'

Useful addresses

New York

Consulate General of Italy
690 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Tel.: +1 (212) 439-8600
Fax: +1 (212) 249-4945


Italian Consulate General
38 Eaton Place
London SW1X 8AN
Tel.: +44 (0)20 7235 9371
Fax: +44 (0)20 7823 1609


Embassy of Italy
51 r Varenne
Paris 75007
Tel.: +33 (0)1 49 54 03 00

Tourist Information

Main office: Centro Visitatori Azienda di Promozione Turistica di Roma
Via Parigi 5 (near Piazza della Reppublica)
Open 9 AM to 7 PM, closed on Sundays.
Branch on Termini Station open 8 AM to 9 PM.

Public Transportation in Rome

Rome has only two subway lines: the orange line A and the blue line B.

At the subway or train station and in tobacco stores you can buy the following types of tickets:

- Biglietto Integrato a Tempo (BIT). These can be used on the subway or bus. Tickets cost one euro and are valid for 75 minutes.

- Biglietto Integrato Giornaliero (BIG). These can be used for a full day without limitations; they cost 4 euro and are available on subways and buses.

Biglietto Turistico Integratoanale (BTI). These are valid for three days and cost 11 euro. You can use them on the subway and in buses.


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If you know in advance which places you're going to visit, you can find out online if and where there are ATM's where you can use your MasterCard and Cirrus or Visa to withdraw money.

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