Population: 2.8 million inhabitants
Area: 1,285 km2 (580 sqm)
Time: GMT/UTC + 1 hour (+ 2 hours in summer)
Telephone area code: +39(06)
Emergency numbers: Dial 112 for Police, 118 for Ambulance, and 115 for Fire.
Airports: Ciampino (CIA) 13.5 km and Fiumicino (FCO) 26 km.
Smoking: On January 10, 2005, a nationwide smoking ban went into effect in bars and restaurants.
Water: Tap water is safe everywhere. In addition, Rome’s ubiquitous public fountains provide water that is not only clean and drinkable, but also free. Unsafe sources will be marked ACQUA NON POTABILE.