6th Conference on Algorithms and Complexity
May 29-31, 2006 Rome, Italy

Info about Rome

Currency, Banks and Exchange

The official currency in Italy is the Euro. Banks are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm and from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Money can also be changed at the airport, in exchange desks located across the city and at the main railway station (Termini) on Saturdays and Sundays. Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept foreign currency and major credit cards. ATMs are located throughout the city.

Universal Currency Converter


Prices include service in bars and restaurants, but tips are always welcome.


Italy is an EU Schengen Country: no visas are required for visitors from most of Europe, the US, Japan and South America. For all other countries, visas are issued on a reciprocal basis. If you are in doubt, it is advisable to contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your home country.


Public phones are available on almost every street corner. Most only accept telephone cards or some new-type credit cards. Call charges depend on the time of day and provider. Usually, peak time is 8:00 to 18:00 on working days (monday to friday). The Rome area code is 06. The international code for Italy is 39. To make an international call from Italy start with 00 and and the complete international phone number, i.e. country code, city code, local phone number (example: 001-212-1234567).

Time and Date

Roma is located in the Middle European Time Zone, GMT+1.

Important numbers

Emergency numbers

Emergency public assistance: 113
Carabinieri (military police): 112
First aid: 118
Fire brigade: 115
Breakdown assistance (Automobile Club of Italy): 116

Airport and airlines

Fiumicino airport (FCO): 06 65951
Ciampino airport (CIA): 06 794 941
Air France: 06 47181
Alitalia: 06 65643
Austrian Airlines: 06 85354610
British Airways: 06 485480
Canadian: 06 6591300
Delta Airlines: 06 85354925
Iberia: 1478 31055
Japan Airlines: 06 65953840
KLM: 06 6529286
Lufthansa: 06 65954156
Olympic Airways: 06 48903089
Qantas: 06 486561
Sabena: 06 421231
SAS: 06 65010771
Swissair: 06 8470518
TWA: 06 47211
VARIG: 06 4677210


Trenitalia information: 8488 88088

Taxi cabs

La Capitale: 06 49 94
Pronto Taxi: 06 66 45
Samarcanda: 06 55 51

Fax: +39-06-8541842
E-mail: ciac@di.uniroma1.it

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