Useful Sites for Travel in Italy
Italia.it– Italy’s official site of tourism in English, with information about high speed trains, major cultural attractions and events and safety information for tourists. Also, an official ticket vendor of most major museums and other sites of cultural significance.
Agriturist.it–Farmstays are an affordable and unique way to experience the heart of Italian culture, meet local people and try high quality, locally produced delicacies. This site allows you to search by both interest and region.
TripAdvisor.com– Find everything from to a local salon to your next favorite gelateria, with reviews from travelers and locals alike.
Useful Sites for Life in Rome
WantedInRome: An invaluable resource for English speakers in Rome, featuring news and information on upcoming events and exhibitions as well as classified ads and general information about the city and its neighborhoods.
Rome Review: Information about films and cinemas showing films in their original language.
ATAC Roma: Rome’s official public transport site, with trip planning.
ParlaFood: Katie Parla has been blogging about food and restaurants in Rome since 2003. Parla Food is a great source of information about what and where to eat in Rome at any budget point.
Rome Bus: maps and routes through Rome’s public transport in real time.
Smart Traveler: The official State Department app for U.S. travelers. Provides ”easy access to frequently updated official country information, travel alerts, travel warnings, maps, U.S. embassy locations, and more.”
Localscope: ‘’Discover and find places, people and information around you using geo-tagged data from multiple local search engines, social networks, media sharing services and other apps.’’
White Noise: The perfect solution to all that late night Roman traffic.
XE Currency: Provides live proprietary currency exchange rate, can be used both on and offline.