The city of glamour, Rome, offers you delicious food, history, culture, and splendor. It is one of the most culturally rich cities in the world but also one of the most romantic ones. With excellent weather year-round and daily activities and cultural events, you will definitely enjoy living in Rome.
What to expect
- Here are some of the highlights of what to expect when living in Rome:
- The weather is great and will allow you to enjoy all seasons throughout the year.
Average Daylight: 15 hours in the summer and 9 hours in the winter.
Average weather: 26º C in the summer and 4º C in the winter.
Average rainfall: 83 days.
Cost of living
Finding an apartment
- The first decision you need to make is whether you want to live in the city center or in the suburbs, because they offer different housing options in each. You can choose the suburbs, where you can have a house, a garden, and parking. Or, the city center, where the apartments are small but conveniently located near everything in the city. Rome has a city center that you can easily walk across in twenty or thirty minutes, if you choose to live in the heart of Rome, there is no need for a car. There are supermarkets in most blocks, some will even deliver to your house.
- Public transportation in Rome is not as extensive as other cities, however, it does get you where you need to be. Buses and metro lines are a quick and efficient eat of getting around in the city. The buses are very regular and frequent and the metro (there are two lines) are available from early in the morning to 9 pm. It is recommended to now own a car because streets are narrow, causing traffic. That is why, if you need to commute, it is better to opt for the bus and metro!
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- New startups are beginning to rise in Rome, implementing new technological solutions to current problems. Many international professionals arrive in the city in search for opportunities in the fields of technology, IT, and digitalization. The city also has well established big companies with increasing job opportunities.
- Meeting new people will not be a challenge in Rome if you are a person that enjoys having a good glass of wine at nights and bar hopping. Making friends is smooth because most Romans are easy-going and open. You will also meet all kinds of professionals from all over the world to share your knowledge and stories with.
- Rome has two airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino, where international flights are regular. There are trains that leave frequently for Florence and Naples, and the Eurostar will get you to Milan in four hours. The port of Rome at Civataveccia has boats going to Corsica, France, and Barcelona!
- Shopping is an Italian hobby. In the city, you will find multiple little and big shops filled with excited shoppers on a Saturday afternoon. Rome has a high number of specialist shops as well as large chains of clothing. When the sun starts to set, families come out to the streets for a bite and to end the day with a golden sunset. When the night comes, the youth of the city fills up the street meeting in local squares where they go bar hopping, this is one of the best ways of meeting new people. It is safe to go out at night in the streets, as policemen are always on the watch and the violence rate is moderate.
- Pasta! All kinds of fresh hand-made pasta, multiple sauces like amatriciana, carbonara, and a glass of wine on the side of the street eating at a small home-like restaurant is a scene you will definitely never forget from Rome. Roman cuisine has a wide variety of tasteful dishes. One of them, the fritti: deep-fried food. One popular choice is the supplì, a fried rice-ball with mozzarella and ragù. Fiori di Zucca, another fried favorite, zucchini flowers stuffed with mozzarella and anchovies. Rome also offers Mediterranean cuisine, as well as international food from all over the world. You will not run out of options for dinner!
- If you are a sports enthusiast, you will definitely enjoy a trip to the Olympic Stadium where Rome’s wot football teams (Lazio and Roma) have weekly matches. In the city, you can find gyms and yoga studios, and tennis clubs available for people of all ages. Swimming during the summer is a popular activity, pools open and people hed off to the close by beaches and lakes.
- Some of the best day trips from Rome include:
- Florence: fine art and culture waits for you in Florence. It has countless museums, galleries, and fashion workshops. Here you can find the Uffizi Gallery, home to masterpieces by Raphael, Botticelli, and Caravaggio. The Gucci Museum gives you insight into the fashion world and the evolution of the industry.
- Vatican City: a must-visit in Rome. The Vatican City has a wealth of religious significance to explore and beautiful architecture to admire. The Vatican Gardens and the Vatican Museums are incredible!
- Pompeii: Another must from Rome! If you like to learn about history, Pompeii is the oldest historical sites in the world, and you can hike to the summit of Mount Vesuvius in just 20-minutes.
We hope that you have found this guide useful.
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