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The “Azienda di Promozione Turistica del Comune di Roma”, via Parigi, 11 – next to Piazza della Repubblica – has free maps and tourist brochures. You can buy at the newstands the weekly “Roma c’è” or the Thursday section “Trovaroma” of the newspaper “La Repubblica”.
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Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. In the afternoons the opening hours change from bank to bank between 2.30/3.00 p.m. and 4.00/4.30 p.m. Outside most banks there is a cash dispenser.
For a temporary resident in Italy it may be complicated to open a bank account. If you plan to regularly receive money by bank draft from abroad, the simplest and cheapest way is to open a Libretto di Risparmio (savings account). However, this will not provide cheque books which are given only if you open a current account (Conto Corrente Ordinario). You may be interested in knowing that Banca di Roma handles our University accounts. Tell them you are a student at Roma Tre and show the following documents:
- your Residence Permit (Permesso di Soggiorno) or proof of application;
- your Tax number (Codice Fiscale);
- your ID card/passport;
- a proof of your registration to Roma Tre.
To transfer money from abroad via bank draft, give your Rome account number, the Bank code (for Banca di Roma: ABI 03002) and the appropriate CAB (Codice di Avviamento Bancario) indicating to which branch office in Rome you want the money to be transferred. Do not expect it to be a fast procedure. Any other bank you may choose would have a similar procedure.
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Because of its central position in the Italian peninsula Rome enjoys a mild climate. Winter temperatures are seldom as low as in the North and Summer temperatures are never as high as in the South. The hottest month is in July. Normally you need jumpers plus a heavy parka/jacket and a raincoat in the Winter. In the month of October, when central heating may not be on, it can be warmer outdoors than indoors.