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About Rome

Rome, the capital of the Italian Republic and the most populous city in Italy, is a fascinating place where history, art and architecture join to create an amazing blend of cultural heritage. Also known as the “Eternal City”, Rome hosts the most famous monuments in the world and boasts the highest concentration of architectural heritage. The principal symbol of the city, the Coliseum, is situated in the historical city centre and represents the largest amphitheatre built during the Roman Empire. Rome is not only home to 16 percent of the world’s cultural treasures, but it is also host to 70 percent of the Italian treasures; in fact, the city centre is considered one of UNESCO’s most important World Heritage Sites. The Vatican City state, a foreign ecclesiastical entity, is also located within the city limits of Rome. Ancient and historic monuments, museums, parks and churches grace the city and make Rome one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world.

Throughout  the year, there are numerous events to attend in Rome including conferences, theatre, music, art and  sport.  More information can be found on the official  web site of the City of Rome.

Moreover, during the lecture period (end of February-July) you can enjoy the following Italian festivities:

31 March - 1 April 2024:  Easter
April 25th: Italian Liberation Day
May 1st: Italian Labour Day
June 2nd: Italian Republic Day
June 29th: Patron Saint of Rome


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 (€6,00): 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.

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The leading operator in Italy in the postal services area is Poste Italiane. You can benefit from several services, such as mail collection and delivery, printed matter and parcels, telegrams, express mail and online services.

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There are many different services located on and around Tor Vergata’s campus, including medical, postal and banking facilities. The following link provides a selection of maps that have been prepared to show where these service providers are located.

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