Rome, our host city

Rome was called the “Eternal City” by the ancients because they believed that no matter what happened in the rest of the world, the city of Rome would always remain standing. Explore the city centre and all its glorious monuments and colossal remains to travel back in time to the “glory that was Rome”.

WHY VISIT ROME?

With its unparalleled history, Rome is the third most visited city in Europe and it attracts visitors from all over the world who are impatient to discover the city’s impressive monuments and archaeological sites. It is also famous for its delicious cuisine and lively atmosphere.

One could spend an entire year exploring the city and discovering its impressive sights and monuments. However, in your downtime from IUA 2020, we recommend that you make time to visit at least the following unmissable sights: the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Circus Maximus, the Roman Forums, the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Piazza di Spagna and the Catacombs.

USEFUL INFORMATION AND LINKS

Language

The official language in Rome and the rest of Italy is Italian. Here you can find a list of useful expressions in Italian to help you get by during your stay in the country for IUA.

Climate

The climate in Rome is Mediterranean and mild, with mild winters and very hot summers. April is a fantastic time to visit Rome, as we can expect warm, pleasant weather.

Prices

Prices for food, accommodation, transportation…Discover the average daily costs of Rome to determine your budget for your trip.

Health Insurance

How does the healthcare system work in Italy? Is health insurance necessary? Make sure you are covered before traveling to Rome.

Opening hours

Make sure to check the opening hours of shops, museums and monuments in Rome before heading out.

Cuisine

Discover Rome’s traditional cuisine and enjoy the many mouth-watering local specialties.