Dilit Italian School

Useful Info

Transport on Arrival

The confirmation letter from the school includes full details on how to get to the reserved accommodation from the central station ("Roma Termini") and/or Rome airports (Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci / Ciampino) by public transport.

From the Central Station

Bus/underground: Tickets for in-town buses or underground cost €1,50. Tickets are on sale at newsagents' and tobacconists' kiosks in the station.
Taxis: The fare from the central station to the reserved accommodation varies between €15 and €30.

From Airports

There are several private bus companies that connect Rome to Fiumicino and Ciampino and vice versa. Buses normally leave every 20 minutes. In addition there is a train that runs from Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci to Termini (Rome Central Station): The "Leonard Express" train, a 30-minute trip with no intermediate stops. Leaves every 30 minutes. First train from Fiumicino Airport at 6.23 a.m, last train at 11.23 p.m. Tickets on sale at the airport station.

Those with a lot of luggage would be well-advised to take a taxi (only white). The fare to the reserved accommodation is about €50-70. 

Public Transport

Tickets

There are a variety of bus and Metro tickets, which  must all be bought in advance. They are available from ATAC automatic machines and from tobacco stores, news stands and some bars. You are expected to board buses through the rear door and get off through the middle doors. When you get on you must stamp single tickets in the machines by the rear door. Passengers must have a ticket before getting on a bus, as they are not normally sold on board. The on-the-spot fine for not having a valid ticket is € 54,90.

Travel Passes

Monthly Ticket (Abbonamento Mensile)

Monthly tickets cost €35,00 for unlimited travel on the entire metropolitan transport system. Note that monthly tickets are valid for a calendar month, not for a month from the day you buy them or you use them.

Weekly Ticket (Carta Integrata Settimanale- CIS)

It costs €24,00 and covers all the bus routes and the underground system, including the lines out to Ostia.
It's valid 7 days from the date of the first stamp.

Timed Ticket (Biglietto Integrato a Tempo - BIT)

Valid for 100 minutes, during which you can use an unlimited number of ATAC buses, plus one trip on the metro; this ticket costs €1,50.

Other information on www.atac.roma.it

Tourist Bus

The 110 is a city tour bus run by ATAC. Leaving from Termini (the central railway station) the bus makes a tour of 40 of the most significant  monuments of the city.

  • Hop on - Hop off (you can get off at any stop) €20,00

Tickets can be obtained from the booth in front of Termini. For information and bookings tel. 0646952252.

The Underground

Rome has two main metro lines, which cover a big part of the city, with the hub at Stazione Termini, very close to the school. 

First Day at School

Beginner students are advised to come to the school at least 30 minutes before the course starting time.

Non-beginner students are advised to come to the school 1 hour before the course starting time for the entry test. 

Useful Telephone Numbers

In case of emergencies call 112. It operates 24\7.

In other situations the following numbers could be useful:

Carabinieri 0680981

Polizia di Stato 0646861

Polizia Stradale 0622101

Polizia Municipale 0667691, 0667697320

Soccorso Stradale ACI 803116

Guasti Luce ACEA 800 130335

Guasti Gas ITALGAS 800 900999

Guasti Acqua e Gas 800 01549

Guardia Medica 06570600

Autoambulanze Croce Rossa Italiana 065510 

Shop Opening Hours

Generally shops are open Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 1.00pm and from 4.00pm to 8.00pm. In the centre of the city many shops are open all day long and on Sundays. 

Bank Opening Hours

Banks are open from 8.30am to 1.30pm and from 2.45pm to 15.45pm or from 3.00pm to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Bank exchange offices are also found at Stazione Termini, at the air terminal in Via Giolitti and at Fiumicino International Airport. Banks usually offer a better exchange rate than the private exchange offices found in the city. 

Stay Permit for Long Term Students

Non-EU citizens may enter Italy provided that they hold both a valid passport and, if required, an entry visa issued in their country of origin.

EU nationals do not need a residence permit to stay in Italy.

If you are a non-EU national and plan to come to Italy for a period exceeding three months, you must apply for a residence permit.

A residence permit is not required for business, tourism, short visits or study, provided the stay does not exceed 3 months.

If it is your first time in Italy, you have 8 days to apply for a residence permit.

To obtain  a residence permit you need:

  • the application form;
  • your valid passport or any other equivalent travel document bearing an entry visa, if required;
  • a photocopy of your passport or another valid travel document bearing an entry visa, if required;
  • 4 recent and identical passport-size photographs;
  • a Government Tax stamp to the value of 16 euros;
  • documents supporting your request for the type of residence permit you are applying for.

Ask Reception for assistance. 

Tax Code ("Codice Fiscale")

The Codice Fiscale (Italian Tax Code) is a personal code (combination of numbers and letters) which identifies each individual person in the Italian State when dealing with public offices and/or administration. To obtain a Codice Fiscale you must apply at the Agenzia delle Entrate. 

Ask Reception for assistance. 

Opening a Bank Account

Bank accounts can be opened in Italy by both residents and non-residents from 18 years of age up. Non-residents are entitled to a non-resident account (conto estero) only. Only foreign currency or imported euros may be paid into this account. 

Ask Reception for assistance.

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