About Rome

About Rome

Although Rome is relatively easy to get around, when planning a trip, doubts and questions always arise. Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions answered.

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Rome facts & figures

The city of Rome has a population of almost 3 million, with 4,3 million living in the metropolitan area. 


The official currency in Italy is the Euro, since 1999. 

Electricity and plugs

The majority of the plugs in Italy are "Type L" (Italian socket type) with three prongs. However, it is also possible to find the "Type C" (Europlug), both with a voltage of 220V.

If you're travelling from the UK, the US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, you’ll need a travel plug adaptor. You can either purchase one before you leave or you can ask to borrow one at your hotel. 

Important telephone numbers

  • Police: 112.
  • Emergencies: 113.
  • Sanitary emergencies: 118.
  • Area code for Rome: 06.
  • Country code for Italy: +39.