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Living in Rome

DISCOVERING ROME

Useful links:
http://www.romaturismo.it/v2/en/main.asp
http://www.comune.roma.it
The “Azienda di Promozione Turistica del Comune di Roma”, via Parigi, 11 – next to Piazza della Repubblica – has free maps and tourist brochures.
You can buy at the newstands the weekly “Roma c’è”, or the Thursday section “Trovaroma” of the newspaper “La Repubblica”.
For general information click here

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COST OF LIVING

Useful link:
http://www.study-in-italy.it/living/living-costs.html

 

LEISURE TIME

Useful links:
• http://www.study-in-italy.it/living/free-time.html
• http://www.romaturismo.it/v2/en/main.asp
• http://www.erasmus3.it/AttivitaEventi.htm
• http://www.uniroma3.it/page.php?page=sics

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BANKS 

Useful link:
http://www.romaturismo.it/v2/romatiaccoglie/en/banche.html

Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 8.30a.m. to 2 p.m.
In the afternoons the opening hours change from bank to bank between 2.45 and 3.45 p.m.
Outside most banks there is a cash dispenser.
For a temporary resident in Italy it may be complicated to open a bank account. If you plan to regularly receive money by bank draft from abroad, the simplest and cheapest way is to open a Libretto di Risparmio (savings account).
However, this will not provide cheque books which are given only if you open a current account (Conto Corrente Ordinario). You may be interested in knowing that Banca di Roma handles our University accounts.
Tell them you are a student at Roma Tre and show the following documents:

• your Residence Permit (Permesso di Soggiorno) or proof of application;
• your Tax number (Codice Fiscale);
• your ID card/passport;
• proof of your registration to Roma Tre.

To transfer money from abroad via bank draft, give your Rome account number, the Bank code (for Banca di Roma: ABI 03002) and the appropriate CAB (Codice di Avviamento Bancario)
indicating to which branch office in Rome you want the money to be transferred.
Do not expect it to be a fast procedure.Any other bank you may choose would have a similar procedure.

 

POSTAL SERVICES

For general information you can visit the web page:
http://www.poste.it

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Useful link:
http://atac.roma.it

 

CLIMATE

Useful link:
http://www.eurometeo.com/italian/home

Because of its central position in the Italian peninsula Rome enjoys a mild climate.
Winter temperatures are seldom as low as in the North and Summer temperatures are never as high as in the South. The hottest month is in July.
Normally you need jumpers plus a heavy parka/jacket and a raincoat in the Winter.
In the month of October, when central heating may not be on, it can be warmer outdoors than indoors.

 

SPORT FACILITIES

Useful link:
http://host.uniroma3.it/progetti/sport/

 

LIBRARIES

Useful link:
http://www.sba.uniroma3.it/
www.alessandrina.librari/beniculturali.it
www.bncrm.librari.beniculturali.it

The main Rome university library is the Biblioteca Alessandrina located on the campus of the “Sapienza” University.
It is open from Mondays to Fridays from 8.30 am. to 7.30 pm.; Saturdays from 8.30 am. to 1.30 pm.
Access is open to anyone with an ID card/passport. It may be useful to get a library card (Tessera) which gives you access to more services, such as special collections, etc.
The Tessera is obtainable from the Ufficio Orientamento.
To be allowed to take out books, you need a special form called “malleveria” available at the library Ufficio Prestiti.
The form must be signed by your academic co-ordinator, printed by your Faculty Secretariat and returned to the library.
Libraries are attached to individual Faculties and Departments at Roma Tre.
You will find the National Library (Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Vittorio Emanuele) close to Termini Railway station.
It is the largest Public Library in Rome and one of the two largest in Italy. It is located on Viale Castro Pretorio 105, open from Mondays to Fridays from 8.30 am. to 7.00pm., Saturdays from 8.30 am. to 1.30 pm.
The book lending service, however, has many restrictions. For access and a library card “Tessera” (obtainable from the Ufficio Orientamento) follow the same procedure as for the Biblioteca Alessandrina.
You may want to use other research libraries or specialised academic institutions (see enclosed list).
In some cases it is necessary to show a letter of recommendation from your home academic co-ordinator detailing your research project.

 
INTERNET ACCESS

Useful link:
http://host.uniroma3.it/laboratori/piazzatelematica/