Rome, Italian Roma, historic city and capital of Roma provincia (province), of Lazio regione (region), and of the country of Italy. Rome is located in the central portion of the Italian peninsula, on the Tiber River about 15 miles (24 km) inland from the Tyrrhenian Sea. Once the capital of an ancient republic and empire whose armies and polity defined the Western world in antiquity and left seemingly indelible imprints thereafter, the spiritual and physical seat of the Roman Catholic Church, and the site of major pinnacles of artistic and intellectual achievement, Rome is the Eternal City, remaining today a political capital, a religious centre, and a memorial to the creative imagination of the past…
Rome has a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and cold, humid winters. Rome, the capital of Italy, lies on the Tiber River in the Lazio region, in the central-western part of the Italian Peninsula. The city is built on seven hills and extends up to the shore of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The Mediterranean Sea has a significant influence on the climate of the region.
Summers are warm in Rome, and the average high temperature reaches up to 27.8°C (82°F) at the peak of August. Winters are cold, and the average low temperature drops to 2.8°C (37°F) during the peak winter month of January.
Modern-day Romans speak Italian, of course, which is widely recognized as a language of love and romance. There are a lot of English-speakers around Rome as well.
The official currency of Italy is the Euro (EUR), and the exchange rate is currently 1 USD to 0.88 EUR.
Credit Cards & ATMs:
Cards are used all over Rome, especially Visa, but it’s more common to use cash for small items. Some museums and market sellers only accept notes. As a general rule of thumb, bring a few euros in cash with you wherever you go.
(Source : Budgetyourtrip / TraveTables )