Buongiorno! We really think we don’t need to convince you to spend some time in Rome. Maybe it’s not exactly the cradle of civilization, but you can’t imagine the history of Europe without this Italian city. And the culture neither – Rome is one of the most important European centres of art, gastronomy, fashion, architecture, and so much more. The fact that Rome’s historic centre is on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites only confirms how remarkable the capital of Italy is.
The climate is, of course, Mediterranean (but so is the cuisine!). If you’re a summer lover and you feel down when it’s cold and rainy, you’ll enjoy living in Rome for sure. Get ready for long, hot summers and mild winters, with hardly any snow.
Before you sit down and start working, you’ll probably want to visit all the important sights and get to know the city. Don’t let the long list of important landmarks scare you! Each one of them is definitely worth fitting it into your schedule. Start with the Colosseum, go to the Pantheon, see the Trajan’s Column and the basilica Santa Maria, visit amazing city squares such as Piazza di Spagna or Piazza Della Rotonda, but don’t forget museums, parks, fountains, and statues either. If you’re brave enough, you should definitely pay a visit to the famous ancient catacombs as well.
Take a look at some average costs:
– A meal in an inexpensive restaurant – around 15€
– A cappuccino – around 1.30€
– A loaf of bread – around 1.55€
– 1 kg of tomatoes – around 2€
– 0.33-liter bottle of imported beer – around 1.70€
– A one-way ticket for local transport – around 1.50€
– 1 litre of gasoline – around 1.60€
– Internet – around 30€ per month
– Fitness club – around 55€ per month
– 1 pair of Nike running shoes – around 85€
– Rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in city centre – around 995€ per month