Medical Services

There is a tourist medical clinic on Via Emilio Morosini 30 (in Trastevere) and also in Via Antonio Canova 19, the hospital San Giacomo (off Via del Corso). Standard visits will cost 20 euro each; the clinics are open 24 hours. Please note this is not an ER room.

The Rome Center also has a psychologist on staff, Dr. Raccah, who is available and can be contacted by email.

Below are some nearby hospitals and clinics:

Salvator Mundi International Hospital

Via delle Mura Gianicolensi 67

phone: 06-588961


Fatebenefratelli Hospital

Piazza Fatebenefratelli 2, Isola Tiberina

phone: 06-5833 4676


Rome American Hospital,

Via Emilio Longoni 69

phone: 06.22551



The best way to get cash while abroad is by using ATMs. Most accounts will allow withdrawal up to $250-$300 a day at the most current exchange rate. Travelers’ checks are not recommended.

Bank hours generally follow this template:

8.30am-1.15pm / 3.00pm-4.15pm. Closed Saturdays and Sundays.

For specific hours check with the specific bank. Banks do not cash traveler’s, personal or bank checks unless one has an account with them.

There is a cash exchange on Corso Vittorio Emanuele II (near Piazza Sant’Andrea della Valle). They will charge a commission.

Monday–Friday 8.30am-1.00pm / 3.00pm-5.00pm, Saturday 9.00am-1.00pm

phone: 06.6830.8406 or 06.686.8584

To cancel lost or stolen debit / credit cards:

American Express: 06.72282

Visa: 800.819.014

Mastercard: 800.870.866

Diner’s Club: 800.393.939



There is a riposo (the Italian equivalent of siesta) period in which most stores and small shops are closed. The following is a timetable in order to give you a general idea:

grocery stores : 8.00am – 1.30pm / 4.30pm – 7.30pm

clothing stores : 10.00am – 1.00pm / 4.00pm – 7.30pm

department stores : 9.00am – 7.30pm

pharmacy : 8.30am – 1.00pm / 3.30pm – 7.30pm (closed on Saturday afternoon, except those on duty)

Note: Sundays are a holiday for everyone, except for bars, tobacconists, and pharmacies (if closed, check list of open pharmacies outside).


Art Supplies

Poggi – a Trastevere

Via Cardinale Merry del Val n. 18 / 19 Trastevere

phone: 06.5812531


English Language Bookshops

Anglo American Book

Via della Vite 102

phone: 06.6795222


The Lion Bookshop

Via dei Greci 33 / 36

phone: 06.32650437


Feltrinelli International

Via V.E. Orlando 84 / 86

phone: 06.4827878


Mel Bookstore

Via Nazionale 254



Post Office

All branch post offices are open Monday through Friday between 8.30am and 2.00pm. Certain post offices are open until 7.00pm. On Saturday, post offices are open between 8.30pm and 1.00pm.


Three post offices close to The Rome Center:

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 330

Via Monterone, 1

Via della Missione, 10



Many cinemas in Rome feature American and English films that are dubbed into Italian. Some cinemas schedule films in their original version (not dubbed), and a few others show films in their original language once a week.


Music & Concerts

Many different kinds of popular music are offered in the many clubs, cafes, and halls of Rome. Larger concerts are held in concert halls and stadiums, often by artists of international renown. The city, churches and various academies regularly organize classical music concerts, which are listed in the daily papers or advertised on street posters.



There are many theatrical productions on stage at all times in Rome. Once in a while, an English language production passes through the city. We will announce and post a list of those productions that you might find interesting.


Cultural Events Listings

Several newspapers provide current listings of all cultural events (music, opera, dance, theater, film, museum and gallery exhibitions), as well as an extensive listing of pubs, bars, restaurants, and suggestions for weekend excursions.

Wanted in Rome, a bi-weekly English language publication available online or at centrally located newsstands, has a cultural calendar that lists exhibitions, music, opera, dance and lectures.



Generally speaking, it is difficult to get a bad meal in the many ristoranti, trattorie, osterie and pizzerie in Rome. Ristoranti are generally more expensive than trattorie or osterie. Pizzerie are usually the most economical. Usually a menu with a price list is displayed outside the restaurant. A place with a small menu and no pictures of the food that is not immediately adjacent to a major attraction will usually be better.