The richness of Rome’s cultural, historic and artistic legacy served at the initial impetus for establishing a Norwegian Institute in the eternal city. We have compiled some information for visiting students and researchers that we hope will be useful.
Museums, exhibitions and guided tours
Rome has a wide range of public and private museums, galleries, monuments and excavations with fixed and changing exhibitions.
- Musei in Comune is a portal for the museums administered by the city of Rome, with a good overview about the sites, opening hours and possibilities to book your visit in advance. Musei in Comune includes the Capitoline museums, Market of Trojan, Centrale Montemartini, Ara Pacis and 16 other museums.
- The Ministry of Culture (Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali) is responsible for the national museums and excavations.
- The National Roman Museum consists of four key national museums covering Antiquity and the Roman Empire: Crypta Balbi, Palazzo Altemps, Palazzo Massimo and the Baths of Diocletian.
- Parco Archeologico del Colosseo covers the Coloseum, Forum Romanum, the Palatine and other excavations related to the Roman period.
The most important national galleries have individual websites:
- Galleria Borghese
- Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
- Galleria Corsini
- Palazzo Barberini
- Museo Nazionale del Palazzo di Venezia
- The Italian Ministry of Culture includes a detailed overview of all public cultural heritage sites
The Norwegian Institute offers lectures and in-situ guided tours for groups visiting Rome for study purposes. The offer depends on the objective of the visit and the composition of the groups, and availability among Institute staff for the given period, and will be agreed on an ad-hoc basis.
The Institute charges NOK 2500 for in-situ lecures, NOK 1000 for lectures at the Institute, and NOK 150 per person for information/reception.
Private groups may contact one of the authorized Norwegian-speaking guides in Rome:
- Dario Bartoli Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Italian mobile: +39 346 3326035. Norwegian mobile: +47 98446212
- Astrid Tafjord. Email: email@example.com
Tel: +39 06 683211, Mobile: +39 347 1082326
- Kirsten Jakobsen. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +39 06 6142269. Mobile: +39 339 1701227
Getting around in Rome is not always easy because of the many inhabitants and tourists and the unpredictable traffic. Buss, trams and metro is the responsibility of ATAC. Find your best itinerary through the ATAC Route Planner.
Tickets cannot be purchased on board, but must be bought in advance in the Tabbacheria or newspaper shops or online, for instance the app TicketAppy. A regular tickets costs 1,50 euro while a daily ticket 6 euro and a weekly ticket 24 euro.
Getting to the Institute
The following buses will take you from the centre of Rome to the Institute:
- Bus no 44. Starting at Piazza Venezia, along the river, up Via Dandolo to Monteverde Vecchio and continuing to past the student apartment and Monteverde Nuovo.
- Bus no 75. Starting at Piazza della Repubblica, past Termini and Colosseum, up Via Dandolo, with the final stop in Via Poerio, Monteverde Vecchio.
- Bus no 871. Starting in Via Paola, past the hospital Bambino Gesù, up Gianciolo to Monteverde Vecchio, past the student apartment and Monteverde Nuovo.
More information about itineraries from the city center or the airports, to the institute can be found on the website How to get to DniR?
The Institute has agreements with house owners in the area to provide affiliated researchers and students with nearby, reasonable short-term accommodation. Please contact email@example.com to get access to this list.
The Norwegian Institute cannot book accommodation for visitors, but is happy to suggest accommodation alternatives in the neighbourhood (Gianicolo, Monteverde and Trastevere). UiO employees may order accommodation through the University travel agency Egencia.
- Grand Hotel del Gianicolo
Viale delle Mura Gianicolensi 107
Tel: +39 0658335522
- Villa Maria
Largo G. Berchet 4 Monteverde Vecchio
Tel: +39 065852031
- Hotel Santa Maria
Vicolo del Piede 2 (Trastevere)
Tel: +39 065894626, +39 065895474
- Hotel Trastevere
Via Luciano Manara 24/25
Tel. +39 065814713
- Hotel San Francesco
Via Jacopa de' Settesoli 7
Tel. +39 0658300051
- Trilussa Palace Hotel
Piazza Ippolito Nievo 27
Tel. +39 065881963
- B&B Hotel Roma Trastevere
Viale di Trastevere 249
Tel. +39 58332683
- Relais Le Clarisse
ia Cardinale Merry del Val 20
Tel: +39 0658334437
Rome is packed with great restaurants and places to eat. We recommend "Da Simone”, via Carini 50, next to the bus stop, about 5 minutes walk from the Institutes, for good selection of warm food and pizza (take-away). We also especially recommend (in walking distance from the Institute):
- Il Cortile Via Alberto Mario 26
Tel: 06 5803433
- C’e – ex-Vascello dei Sardi
Via Giuseppe Massari 8
Tel: 06 5806517
- Lo Scarpone
Via di S. Pancrazio 15
Tel: 06 5814094
- Lumie di Sicilia
Via Fratelli Bonnet 41
Tel: 06 5813287
- Il Focolare
Via Gabriele Rosetti 40/42
Tel: 06 5818395
- Enoteca Grammelot
Via Giacinto Carini 39
Tel: 06 5809166
- Capo di Fero
Via S. Cosimato 16
Tel: 06 5818038
- Osteria der Belli
Piazza si San'Apollonia 11
Tel: 06 5803782
- Enoteca Trastevere
Via della Lungaretta 86
Tel: 06 5885659
Emergency number 112 for all types of emergencies.
Hospitals and medical assistance
- Salvator Mundi International Hospital (private)
Viale delle Mura Gianicolensi, 67
Tel: +39 06 588961
- Ospedale San Camillo Forlanini (public)
Circonvallazione Gianicolense 87
Tel: +39 06 58441.
- Ospedale Fatebenefratelli (public)
Isola Tiberina (nær Trastevere)
Tel: +39 06 68371
- Norwegian doctor in Rome: Dr. Hildegund Røer (general practioner).
Via Quattro Fontane 149 (Metro A, Barberini).
Tel.: +39 06 486688
Mobile.: +39 330 855288