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January 5, 2008updated Dec 20, 2023

Useful Information for your Stay in Rome

By Chris Boyle


Trevi fountain

Rome experiences extremely hot summers, while its winters are milder and rainy.

The peak months of June and July see an influx of tourists, with huge crowds and queues around the major tourist attractions. Temperatures peak in July and August. Low season brings fewer crowds and milder weather, but rain should be expected.




Euro (EUR), $1 = €0.70, £1 = €1.14






US Diplomatic Mission to Italy Phone: +39 06 4 6741 Address: Via Vittorio Veneto 121, 00187 Rome Website: British Embassy Phone: +39 06 4220 0001 Address: Via XX Settembre 80a, 00187 Rome Website:


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While in general a liberal attitude prevails towards dress, particularly in the summer months, dress codes in churches and cathedrals are strictly enforced.

When visiting the Vatican or other famous religious sites modest dress should be observed, and knees and shoulders should be covered.


Italy is an hour ahead of GMT in the winter and two hours ahead in the summer, with an hour’s Daylight Savings Adjustment between March and October.

Most shops are open between 9am and 1pm and 3.30pm to 7.30pm Monday to Friday, while banks tend to open between 8.30am and 1.30pm and 2.45pm and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Private Jet Terminals

Universal Aviation Italy – Ciampino Airport

Universal Aviation offers a 24-hour FBO service for private jets at Rome’s busy Ciampino airport, with both practical services and luxury facilities for elite and executive travelers.

A stylish VIP lounge provides space for relaxation and leisure, while on-site caterers serve local and international gourmet cuisine. Experienced tour guides are available, and VIP protection and bodyguard services can be arranged.

Lorena Carraro, Managing Director

+39 06 7949 4495

General Aviation Terminal, Ciampino Airport, 00040 Rome

Air One Executive

An exclusive private jet charter company offering tailored executive travel in elegantly-appointed Cessna and Falcon jets, Air One Executive provides flight services across Italy and internationally, all in sophisticated, private luxury.

Business travelers in particular will appreciate the efficiency and attention-to-detail with which travel arrangements are handled, including the provision of chauffeurdriven airport transfers to ensure smooth and stylish travel at every stage of the journey. For those visiting Rome for pleasure, a range of indulgent luxury tours of the region is also available.

Fabrizio Liberatori, General Manager

+39 06 79 0909; +39 33 5811 6666

Hangar 109, Ciampino West Airport, Via Mameli, 00043 Rome

Sky Services – Ciampino Airport

Operating the largest network of FBO facilities in Italy, Sky Services’s FBO service is comprehensive and experienced.

Based at Ciampino airport, the company takes care of all handling, fueling and maintenance needs, as well as providing car valet, porter and helicopter services, attentive staff trained to concierge standards, and elegant VIP leisure facilities that include wireless internet, satellite television and international gourmet cuisine.

Claudia Bisogno, Operations Manager

+39 06 7934 0051; +39 06 9555 6087

Ciampino Airport, 00043 Rome

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