Which extracurricular activities are offered?

The school's cultural program makes it possible for you to enjoy the city and its events while learning Italian (esempi PDF)

How much money I need weekly?

It is almost impossible to give you an idea of how much money you will need as this depends on you spending habits. Anyway, Rome is not expensive at all. In the apartment you have the possibility to prepare your meals and the city is one, big, open air museum!

I do not want to interrupt my training. Where can I work out?

Most gym centers do not accept registration for less than a month. You will also need a medical certification to registrar. In August most of the gym centers are closed, but there are many open-air swimming pools.

There are numerous parks in Rome where you can work out in the open air!

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How do I get into Rome?

Rome/Fiumicino – Fiumicino/ Rome

a) From the airport “Leonardo da Vinci” (Fiumicino) there is a direct and a regional train to Rome. The direct train “Leonardo Express”, costs €14,00 and takes 31 minutes. It leaves and arrives at platform 27 and 28 at the Termini station. The train runs every 30 minutes, first train at 5.52 and the last at 22.36.

b) The regional train, which is a little slower, FM1 “Fiumicino” – “Fara Sabina” costs €8,00. It stops at “Trastevere”, “Ostiense”, “Tuscolana”, “Tiburtina”, which is the station nearest to the school (15 minutes walking distance) and “Nomentana”.   It takes about 50 minutes to reach the  airport “Fiumicino”.  It normally runs every 15 minutes, on Sunday and public holidays every 30 minutes. (from 5.06 until 22.36).

c) There is a shuttle Bus named “Terravision” from the Termini station to the airport “Fiumicino”. The Bus runs every 30 minutes and costs €4,00. The trip takes about 55 minutes. The Bus departure at the Termini station is in Via Marsala, in front of the bar “Terracafè”. For more information about timetables and bookings please visit www.terravision.eu

Rome/Ciampino – Ciampino/ Rome

a) For the airport “Ciampino” there is a shuttle Bus “Cotral/Atral”. From the Termini station it takes about 40 minutes and costs €3,90. The Bus departs from via Giolitti (near the taxi bay) every 40 minutes. The last Bus departs at 23.00. For further information about tickets and timetables please visit www.atral-lazio.com

b) The same Bus (“Cotral/Atral”) also departs from the line “A” metro station “Anagnina”. From here it takes only 20 minutes and the ticket also costs less (€1,20)

c) Another shuttle Bus named “Terravision” runs from the Termini station to the airport “Ciampino” . The Bus runs every 30 minutes and costs €4,00. The trip takes about 40 minutes. The Bus departure at the Termini station is in Via Marsala, in front of the bar “Terracafè”. For more information about timetables and bookings please visit www.terravision.eu

The cost of a taxi from or to the airport (Fiumicino or Ciampino) is approximately €40 during the day (from the city centre). At night it is more expensive.

Come funziona il trasporto pubblico?

Rome has two metro lines A and B. The metro runs from 5.30 to 23.30 (on Friday and Saturday to 01.30)

Buses usually run from 5.30 until midnight, but not all.  Always check the Bus times, which you will find written at every Bus stop.

Night Buses (from 23.30 to 5.00)
Many night Buses normally pass every 15/30 minutes (depending on the line). The main terminal stops are “Piazza Venezia” and “Termini”.

Always check the number, time, and the route nearest to your house at the Bus stop. In general the number is followed by –n (night).

Metro line “A”, “B” and the line “Roma Lido”, during the night are substituted by Bus: n1, n2 and n3, following the same route and departing from near the metro stations. Tram 8, at night, becomes Bus n8 and reaches “Termini”.

How much does the public transportation costs?

Buy your ticket before boarding the Bus and do not forget to validate it. Tickets can be purchased from tabacchi, newsstands, bars or machines at metro stations and major Bus stops.
A standard ticket (BIT) costs € 1.50.  It is valid for 75 minutes on all Buses or for one metro ride (Metro A and B and the FS trains inside of Rome).

MIND: the ticket is only valid for one metro ride.

BIG Daily Ticket (€ 5.00), valid for one day unlimited travel from the moment you validate the ticket on the Bus, metro or train.

BTI ticket costs € 16.50 and is valid for three days unlimited travel.

CIS ticket costs € 24.00, valid for one week unlimited travel.

“L’Abbonamento Integrato Mensile”, valid for one month: € 50.00


If you need a taxi remind to look for the official white taxis which have taximeters.

 What do do if I got ill during my stay?

First aid

For serious health problems, free emergency treatment at public hospitals is possible. (Pronto Soccorso). In very urgent cases you can call the “Guardia Medica” (tel. 06 570600).


Doctors and dentists see patients by appointment only. Payment must be made at the time of the visit. Addresses are available at the school office.


All pharmacies have regular opening times (normally 09.00-13.00 and 16.00-20.00). Some pharmacies have 24 hour service or nightshifts.

What time are the shops open?

Grocery shops (“alimentari”) are open from 8.00 to 13.00 and from 16.30 to 20.00. Most of them are closed on Thursday afternoon and on Sunday. During the summer period they are closed on Saturday afternoon instead of Thursday.

Department stores and most other shops are open from 9.30 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00. They are often closed on Monday morning.

Where can I change/get money?

There are banks on almost every corner in Rome. Normal Business hours are 8.45 to 13.30 and 14.45 to 16.00 Monday through Friday, closed on Saturday and Sunday. Banks can change cash and traveler’s cheque with a commission of €4,00 to €8,00. Most of the banks in the city have a 24-hour automated teller machine.

The main private exchange offices are:

Thomas Cook, Piazza Barberini 21

American Express, Piazza di Spagna 38

I’ve lost my creditcard/ID card. What do I have to do?

Do not take an excessive amount of money with you and keep it in a safe pocket. Beware in crowded places like Buses/metro. Make a photocopy of your documents and keep it separate from your money.

When you lose your passport or ID card you must file a report at the nearest  Polizia or Carabinieri station (both have offices at Termini station). Then inform your embassy.

For credit cards call immediately the number free of charge for your card

Are there particular rules for staying in Italy?

In Italy it is compulsory to have with you at all times some form of photo identification (passport, identity card etc).

“Permesso di soggiorno”

If you stay in Italy for a maximum of 3 month, the “permesso di soggiorno” is not necessary. For detailed information, please ask at the office.

Where can I get information on tourism and events?

You will find “Punti Informativi Turistici” (info kiosks) at:

I’ve little money to spend. Are there any musea free of charge?

Rome is a big open-air museum. Squares, fountains, facades, archaeological sites are all a must and not only because they are free!

Entrance is free in all Roman churches! It is possible to admire Italian masterpieces in numerous churches and squares!

Water is also free in Rome!!!
No more thirst! The water coming out of the little fountains around the streets of Rome is cold and refreshing and absolutely safe to drink!