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...that in Rome live
17.418 Filippinos
10.873 Americans
8.244 Poles
7.863 Spaniards
6.372 Britons
6.368 Indians?
(Source: City Council)
Useful Numbers

All numbers in Italy now retain the 0 in the area code (e.g. +3906 for Rome). AIRLINES

Air France - 0648718.
- information: 0665643; domestic reservation: 0665641; int. reservation: 0665642.
American Airlines
- 0642741240.
British Airways
- 147812266.
Canadian Airlines
- 0665557117.
- 0666053030.
Japan Airlines
- 0665955681.
- 066529286.
- 0665954004.
- 0665010146.
- 064724241.
- 064829800.


Polizia (Police) - tel. 113 (free of charge).
- tel. 112 (free of charge).
Vigili del Fuoco (Fire Brigades)
- tel. 115 (free of charge).
Emergenza Sanitaria (Ambulance) - tel. 118 (free of charge).
Medical Guard
- tel. 0658201030.
ACI (Street Relief)
- tel. 116.
Municipal Police
- tel. 0667691.


Circolo di Cultura Omosessuale Mario Mieli - Via Efeso 2/A, tel. 065413985.
C.L.I. Collegamento Lesbiche Italiane
- Via San Francesco di Sales 1A, tel. 066864201.
Arcigay Caravaggio
- Via Lariana 8, tel. 068555522.
Rome Gay News
- Archivio Consoli, Via Einaudi 33, tel. 0693547567.
- Via G. Melzi 7, tel. 0630819445.
CGIL Nazionale - Osservatorio dei Diritti (Maria Gigliola Toniollo)
- Corso Italia 25, tel. 068476390.


Fatebenefratelli - Piazza Fatebenefratelli 2, tel. 0668371.
Madre Giuseppina Vannini
- Via Acqua Bullicante 4, tel. 06242911.
Nuova Regina Margherita
- Via Morosini 30, tel. 065897828.
Sandro Pertini
- Via dei Monti Tiburtini 385, tel. 06415931.
Pediatrico "Bambino Gesù" - Piazza S. Onofrio 4, tel. 0668591.
S. Camillo
- Gianicolense 87, tel. 0658701.
- Gianicolense 87, tel. 06551801.
S. Eugenio
- P.le dell'Umanesimo 10, tel. 0651001.
S. Filippo Neri
- Via Martinotti 20, tel. 0633061.
S. Giovanni/Addolorata
- Via Amba Aradam 8, tel. 0677051.
S. Giacomo
- Via A. Canova 29, tel. 0636261.
S. Spirito
- in Sassia, 1 tel. 0668351.
- Via Fulda 14, 06655891.
Policlinico Umberto I
- Via del Policlinico, tel. 0649971.
Policlinico Casilino - Via Casilina 1049, tel. 06260340.
Policlinico Gemelli
- Largo A. Gemelli 8, tel. 0630151.
G.B. Grassi
- Via Mar dei Sargassi 00122 Ostia, tel. 0656481.


It is better to phone beforehand for up-to-date information.

Amphitheatrum Flavium/Colosseum - Piazza del Colosseo, tel 067004261. Same opening hours as the roman Forum.
Roman Forum, Palatine, Basilica of Maxentius, Palatine Antiquarium and Loggia Mattei
- Three entrances: 1)from ortale del Vignola near the Arch of Constantine, 2) from the Arch of Titus, 3) from Largo Romolo e Remo 1, tel. 066990110. Open from Tues-Sat 9.00-one hour before sunset; Mondays and holidays 9.00-14.00. Guided Tours may be booked by calling 0639080730.
Trajan's Markets and Imperial Forums
- Via IV Novembre 94 and Via dei Fori Imperiali, tel. 066790048.
Domus Aurea
Emperor Nero's residence with its elegant cycles of paintings and frescoes is open to visitors. - Via della Domus Aurea (Colle Oppio Gardens), tel. 0639749907. Open every day of the week from 9.00 to 20.00, but visits must be booked in advance.
Villa Giulia National Etruscan Museums
The Museum is located in the villa which belonged to Pope Julius III. It mostly hosts archeological finds of the pre-Roman communities which lived in Latium in southern Etruria and Umbria. - Piazzale di Villa Giulia 9, tel. 063226571. Open 9.00-19.00; holidays 9.00-14.00; closed on Mondays.
Pigorini National Prehistoric and Ethnographic Museum
Transferred here from the historical premises of the Collegio Romano, the museum houses a section dedicate to Latium, an ethnographic section and permanent thematic exhibitions. - Piazza G. Marconi 14, tel. 06549521. For school visits please call 0654952248. Open 9.00-14.00; holidays 9.00-13.00; closed on Mondays.
Ara Pacis Augustae
The monumental altar was inaugurated on 30 January of 9 BC to celebrate Augustus' vicories in Gaul and Spain and the advent of peace in the Empire. - Lungotevere in Augusta, tel. 0636003471. Open 9.00-19.00; holidays 9.00-13.00; closed on Mondays.
Mausoleum of Augustus
Dynastic tomb of the Emperor and his family. It was built by Augustus in AD 29. - Piazza Augusto Imperatore. Please call 0667103819 to visit the mausoleum.
Barracco Museum The museum houses a collection of ancient sculptures, donated to the Municipality of Rome in 1905 - Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 158, tel. 0668806848. Open Tues-Sat 9.00-19.00; holidays 9.00-13.00; closed on Mondays.
Diocletian Museum and Baths
Archeological finds of Roman age (mostly imperial) - Viale E. De Nicola 79, tel. 064882298. Closed on Mondays.
Former Planetarium (Aula Ottagona)
- Via Romita, tel. 064870690. Open 9.00-13.00; holidays 9.00-14.00; closed on Mondays.
Palace of Maximus
This palace hosts some collections which were once on display in the Museo Nazionale Romano, namely the section of ancient art (archeological finds of Roman age from the 2nd century BC to AD 4), including statues, bronzes, frescoes and mosaics; the numismatic section, including ancient, medival and modern coins, coins reserves, archeological finds, seals, medals, gems and jewels of the classical age. - Piazza dei Cinquecento 67, tel. 0648903500. Open 9.00-19.00; holidays 9.00-14.00; closed on Mondays.
Museum of Roman Civilization
Plaster casts of statues, reliefs and inscriptions; models of Roman buildings and of the provinces of the Roman Empire, replicas of objects of ancient Rome's everyday life. Worth to be remembered are: the large model of Imperial Rome (to a scale of 1:250), the model of archaic Rome (to a scale 0f 1:1000) and the casts of the Trajan's Column. - Piazza G. Agnelli 10, tel. 065926041. Open 9.00-19.00; holidays 9.00-13.00; closed on Mondays.
Caracalla's Baths
Monumental complex of thermal baths of imperial age. - Via delle Terme di Caracalla, tel. 065758626. Open 9.00-one hour before sunset; Mondays and holidays 9.00-14.00.
Capitoline Museums
- Piazza del Campidoglio, tel. 0667102071. Open 9.00-19.00; hlidays 9.00-13.00; closed on Mondays.
Art Center (at the former Montemartini power plant)
Ancient sculptures from excavations carried out in the late 1800 and in the 1930s are juxtaposed to the old equipment of Rome's firts power plant (1912). - Via Ostiense 106, tel. 065748030. Open Tue-Fri 10.00-18.00; Sat and Sun 10.00-19.00; closed on Mondays.
In 27 BC, the Pantheon was a pagan temple. In AD 608, after several reworkings, it was consecrated by Pope Boniface IV to the Virgin Mary and to all the martyrs. Since 1870, it has been the Sacrarium of Italian Kings. - Piazza della Rotonda, tel. 0668300230. Open 9.00-18.30; holidays 9.00-13.00.
Borghese Gallery and Museum
Cardinal Scipione Borghese, the nephew of Pope Paul V (1605-1620) had his residence in this palace which was redecorated and refurnished in the 18th century. It houses the Borghese family's collection, including sculptures of the classical age and of the 16th to the 19th century (including works by Bernini and Canova), as well as paintings of the 15th century. - Piazzale S. Borghese 5, tel. 068548577. Booking is required to visit the museum, please call 063281101. Open Tues-Sat 9.00-19.00; Sundays and holidays 9.00-13.00; closed on Mondays.
Doria Pamphilj Gallery
The Doria Pamphilj Palace, one of the most outstanding nobiliary palaces in Rome, was built in the 15th century and completed later. Visitors can enjoy the rich private art collection, the meeting, entertaining and banqueting halls and a few rooms of the private apartment. - Piazza del Collegio Romano 2, tel. 066797323. Open 10.00-17.00; closed on Thursday. Apartments can be visited from 10.30-12.30; closed on January 1, Easter Sunday, May 1, November 1 and Christmas.
Altemps Palace
Hosts the remarkable Luovisi collection. - Via di Sant'Apollinare 8, tel. 066833759. Open 9.00-19.00; holidays 9.00-14.00; closed on Mondays.
Palazzo Venezia National Museum
Wooden, terracottas and marble sculptures, small bronzes and silverware. - Via del Plebiscito 118, tel. 0669994243. Open 9.00-14.00; closed on Mondays.
Barberini Palace Lippi, Raphael, Caravaggio, Bernini and much more. - Via Quattro Fontane 13, tel. 064814591. Open 9.00-19.00; closed on Mondays.
Corsini Palace
Works by Angelico, Rubens, Poussin. - Via della Lungara 10, tel. 0668802323. Open Tues-Fri 9.00-19.00; Sat 9.00-14.00; holidays 9.00-13.00; closed Mondays.
Castel Sant'Angelo National Museum
It was the Emperor Hadrian's tomb. In the Middle Ages it became a fortress, a prison and a papal residence. - Lungotevere Castello 50, tel. 066819111. Open 9.00-19.00; closed on Mondays.
Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms and Loggia - Vatican City - Viale Vaticano, tel. 0669884947 oppure 0669883333. Open Mon-Fri 8.45-1.45; closed on Sundays (excpet last Sundays of the month: entrance free); closed on religious holidays. Please call for confirmation of opening hours.
National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art
It hosts one of the majorcollections of paintings, sculptures and graphics, especially by Italian artists of the 19th to the 20th century. The Gallery also houses a rich library and a specialize archive. - Viale delle Belle Arti 131, tel. 06322981. Open 9.00-19.00; closed on Mondays.
Municipal Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art
- Via Cagliari 29, tel. 068844930. Open 9.00-19.00; holidays 9.00-14.00; closed on Mondays.
Napoleonic Museum - Via Zanardelli 1, te. 0668806286. Open 9.00-19.00; holidays 9.00-13.00; closed on Mondays.
National Museum of Oriental Art
Houses the most important Italian collection of oriental art - Via Merulana 248, tel. 064874415. Open 9.00-14.00; Tues and Thurs 9.00-19.00; holidays 9.00-13.00; closed on 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.
Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Modern and prestigious venue for international-level exhibitions - Via Nazionale 194, tel. 064885465. For info and bookings call 064645903. Open 10.00-21.00; closed on Tue.

Caritas Colle Oppio canteen - Via delle Sette Sale, tel. 064872237.
Caritas foreigners' support center
- Via Zoccolette 19, tel 066875228 or 066861554.
Caritas health center
- Via Marsala 97, tel. 064463282.
Caritas hostel
- Via Marsala 109, tel. 064457235.
Caritas legal assistance
- Via Labicana 3, tel. 067003951.
Disabled information line - Via della Scala 36, tel. 0658332730.
Support for elderly victims of crime
- Largo E. Fioritto 2, tel. 0657305104.
Comunità di S. Egidio
- Piazza S. Egidio 3/a, tel 06585661.

Alcoholics Anonymous - tel. 06474293.
Archè - HIV+ children and their families
- tel. 0668805377.
Narcotics Anonymous
- tel. 068604788.
Overeaters Anonymous
- tel. 068845105.

Cosmo - tel. 0688177.
- tel. 063570.
La Capitale
- tel. 064994.
Pronto Taxi
- tel. 066645.
- tel. 064157.
Ostia Lido
- tel. 065601646.
- tel. 065551.

Tourist Board - Via Parigi 5, tel. 0648899255.
Call Center
- every day from 9am to 7pm, tel. 0636004399.
Castel Sant'Angelo
- Piazza Pia, tel. 0668809707.
Imperial Forums - Piazza del Tempio della Pace, tel. 0669924307.
Spanish Steps
- Largo Goldoni, tel. 0668136061.
Piazza Navona
- Piazza delle Cinque Lune, tel. 0668809240.
- Piazza Sonnino, tel. 0658333457.
San Giovanni
- Piazza S. Giovanni in Laterano, tel. 0677203535.
Santa Maria Maggiore
- Via dell'Olmata, tel. 0647880294.
Stazione Termini
- Piazza dei Cinquecento, tel. 0647825194.
Via Nazionale
- Palazzo delle Esposizioni, tel. 0647824525.

Atac - tel. 800431784.
Railways - tel. 1478888088.
Fiumicino Airport
- tel. 0665951.
Ciampino Airport
- tel. 06794941.

National Association Telefono Rosa (ONLUS) bank, legal, psychological conselling, family, family intermediation - Viale Mazzini 73, tel. 0637518261-62-82.
Associazione Differenza Donna
assistance to women suffering violence - Via delle Tre Cannelle 15, tel. 066780537.
Donna ascolta Donna
psychological and legal advice - Via della Lungara 19, tel. 0668804195.
Donne in genere
assistance to women suffering violence - Via Rosina Anselmi 41/42, tel. 0687141661.
Associazione CODI
- Viale delle Milizie 9, tel. 063723891.
Centro Provinciale di Accoglienza per Donne che non vogliono più subire Violenza
- tel. 065810926.

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