Rome practical information
ABOVE: An evening visit to the Trevi Fountain.
INSET BELOW: An RV parked in Trastevere.
Traveling: Rome Accessibility
A wheelchair user wrote this page of tips
for disabled and elderly tourists, which incorporates observations from the
author's own experiences.
Rome in a Wheelchair
This page from Travelocity has more tips for visitors who need to roll through Rome.
Accessible Italy (1)
The H- Travel department of Regency San Marino srl offers group tours and individual
travel throughout Italy for disabled tourists. Wheelchair, electric scooter, and portable
"suitcase ramps" are available for rental.
Accessible Italy (2)
Massimo Micotti's firm has offices in Rome and Turin, and it has provided travel
services to disabled tourists throughout Italy since 1993.
Cellular Abroad's MiFi
Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot
Rent a pocket-size device that includes unlimited
Wi-Fi bandwidth for up to five smartphones, tablets, computers, etc. at once.
(Unfortunately, it's available only to residents of the U.S. and Canada.) From
Venice for Visitors.
Before you head for Italy, study the language with help from Michael San Filippo.
Scroll down past the ads to select (and hear) travel phrases by category.
per chi viaggia
Use the "Submit" button to reach collections of recorded phrases. This site also
has links to an English-Italian dictionary and other resources.
Lost property and theft
The Tourist: A
Vickie Mills briefly describes petty crime in Rome and warns of a tourist bus route that's
"notorious for pickpockets." From
This Google map is based on satellite-photo data.
These maps of Da Vinci Airport, the Rome Metro, the area around the railroad station, etc.
are from All Roads Lead to Rome.
Medical and dental treatment
A Hospital in
Durant Imboden's first-person report is subtitled "A foreigner's adventure with
Italian medical care."
No Place Like
Rome: Health Care
A helpful list of specialists and institutions from
No Place Like Rome.
Europe for Visitors Money
and Currency Articles
Read these articles on ATM cards, hidden credit-card surcharges,
mind-boggling "traveler's check card" fees, the euro, and other financial topics
Rome Weather Forecast
See current conditions and get a 10-day forecast in metric or English units.
The page also has links to month-by-month climate averages, sunrise/sunset
times, and the current time in Rome.
The Irish National Church in Rome
If you're Catholic and want to be married in Rome, see the
Weddings in Rome
The Paulist Fathers can help English-speaking Catholics arrange a wedding at St.
Peter's Basilica or the Church
of Santa Susanna in Rome.
Top photo copyright © Christian Noval.
Inset photo copyright © Neil Barman.