Living in Rome

Tips for Living in Rome.


Living in Rome - Master Part Time in Business Administration LUISS

Rome has two metro lines, A (red) and B (blue), intersecting at Termini Central Station, and many bus lines that run within the city.

  • Monthly pass € 35 and is valid for Metro and all buses.
  • Standard Ticket (B.I.T.) € 1.50 and is valid for one Metro ride or 100 minutes on all buses.
  • Daily ticket (B.I.G.)  € 6.00 and is valid for unlimited metro, bus, and train within Rome.
  • 3-day tourist ticket (B.T.I.)  €1 6.50 and is valid for unlimited metro, bus, and train within Rome.
  • Weekly ticket (C.I.S.) € 24.00 and is valid for unlimited metro, bus, and train within Rome.

For further info visit www.atac.roma.it/ , the website of Rome's local transport provider.

Housing & Utilities
The cost of the accommodation depends mostly on the location and size of the flat. We consider the city area close to LUISS Business School, which is a central area. Rent is usually paid monthly, and utilities are usually shared between flat mates.

  • Shared Room € 350
  • Single Room € 500
  • Studio € 1200
  • Utilities € 50 (if sharing the expenses with 2 or 3 flat mates)
  • Internet € 10 (if sharing the expenses with 2 or 3 flat mates)

Average monthly expenses per person: € 700

Food
Groceries (food and household items).
Average monthly expenses per person: € 80/100.

Eating out

  • Lunch from € 6
  • Dinner € 10/30

Leisure

Cocktails
The price per person ranges from € 8 in a standard bar to 20 € in a club.

Aperitivo  (Happy hour)
The price ranges from € 8 to € 15 per person.

Cinema
The price ranges from € 4.50 (special offers) to €10 per person.

Restaurant
The price ranges from 20 € to 40 € per person.

Pizzeria
The price ranges from 10 € to 25 € per person.

Concerts, events and festivals
There are a lot of events taking place take place in Rome throughout the year.
We suggest visiting the website http://www.ticketone.it for more info about events and prices.

Public Transportation

  • Monthly pass 35 € - valid for Metro and all buses within the city.
  • Standard Ticket (B.I.T.) € 1.50 – and is  valid for one Metro ride or 100 minutes on all buses within the city.
  • Daily ticket (B.I.G.) € 6.00 – and is valid for unlimited metro, bus, and train within the city.
  • 3-day tourist ticket (B.T.I.) €16.50 –and is valid for unlimited metro, bus, and train within the city.
  • Weekly ticket (C.I.S.) €24.00 – and is valid for unlimited metro, bus, and train within the city.

For further information about local transport and timetables, visit the Rome’s public transport website: www.atac.it

Mobile Phone
In order to benefit from convenient phone rates, we suggest our international students to buy an Italian number/SIM card.

The SIM card is a prepaid card; there are no monthly fees and no need for a contract. Several phone companies operate in Italy  and the major providers are: TIM; Wind; Vodafone; 3. Rechargeable cards for SIM from € 10.

  • January 1 New Year's Day
  • January 6 Epiphany
  • March 31 Easter Sunday (2013)
  • April 1 Easter Monday (2013)
  • April 25 Liberation Day
  • May 1 International Workers' Day
  • June 2 Republic Day
  • June 29 Rome Holiday St. Peter and Paul (Rome Local Holiday)
  • August 15 Assumption Day (or Ferragosto)
  • November 1 All Saints
  • December 8 Immaculate Conception
  • December 25 Christmas Day
  • December 26 St. Stephen's Day

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