Walking around Rome give you a glorious feeling, of standing in the midst of a great past and a rich history. Engulfing the Vatican City on all sides, Rome breathes an ecclesiastical spirit of culture and architecture. Being the capital of Italy, many multinational companies are headquartered in Rome. Tourism, banking, education and entertainment (television and radio) are the main industries here.

Working in Rome is quite challenging, and you will find many useful tips Employment opportunities are available on websites such as JobinRome. In the unorganized sector, you can always look for jobs as a tour guide or a private English teacher. Finding accommodation in Rome is quite easy and can be found at RentalinRome, LiveinRome.

Rome enjoys a pleasant climate all year round, amiable for people coming in from tropical as well as cold countries. Average highs hit a maximum of 28° C (82° F) in July and August while average lows touch a minimum of 3° C (37° F) in December and January. October is the preferred month for travelling in Rome, with tourism peaking in the pleasantly sunny month. Accommodation in Rome is not cheap, though it is not the most expensive city in Italy either.

View of Rome from Castel Sant'Angelo, Italy.
View of Rome from Castel Sant’Angelo, Italy.

Places of interest in Rome mainly consist of historical monuments, including archaeological, heritage, architectural and religious sights. There are also many museums and galleries as well as parks and gardens. Getting around is effortless, with a choice of buses and trams or the metro. However, the metro is useful mainly for travelling to and from work, as it does not run through most of the tourist destinations within Rome. Alternatively, you could hire a bicycle, motorbike or scooter and roam the streets.

Studying in Rome is perfect for students who wish to achieve a degree in art or architecture. It is also one of the preferred destinations for student wishing to enrol in political science, sociology and history courses. The Ministry of Education, University and Research of Italy has a website on studying in Italy, which gives vital information to students looking to choose universities or courses in both English and Italian language. For younger children, schools in both English and Italian languages are available in Rome.

And remember, when in Rome, do as the Romans do! Italians take a lot of pride in their culture, tradition and language and love people who are keen on adopting the styles and manners of the locals.