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A market in Rome. Table with large white parasols. Buildings in the background.
Photo: Jose Ros, Unsplash

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: 

Guided tours

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:

Public transport

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?

Accommodation

The Institute has agreements with house owners in the area to provide affiliated researchers and students with nearby, reasonable short-term accommodation. Please contact post@roma.uio.no 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.

Hotels

  • Grand Hotel del Gianicolo
    Viale delle Mura Gianicolensi 107
    Tel: +39 0658335522
    Email: booking@grandhotelgianicolo.it  
  • Villa Maria 
    Largo G. Berchet 4 Monteverde Vecchio
    Tel: +39 065852031
    Email: direvmar@congsds.org
  • Hotel Santa Maria
    Vicolo del Piede 2 (Trastevere)
    Tel: +39 065894626, +39 065895474
    Email: info@hotelsantamaria.info
  • Hotel Trastevere
    Via Luciano Manara 24/25
    Tel. +39 065814713
    Email: info@hoteltrastevere.net 
  • Hotel San Francesco
    Via Jacopa de' Settesoli 7
    Tel. +39 0658300051
    Email:  info@hotelsanfrancesco.net
  • Trilussa Palace Hotel
    Piazza Ippolito Nievo 27
    Tel. +39 065881963
    Email: info@trilussapalacehotel.it 
  • B&B Hotel Roma Trastevere
    Viale di Trastevere 249
    Tel. +39 58332683
    Email: rm.trastevere@hotelbb.com  
  • Relais Le Clarisse
    ia Cardinale Merry del Val 20
    Tel: +39 0658334437
    Email: info@leclarisse.com

Eating out

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):

Monteverde

  • 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

Trastevere

  • 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

Emergencies

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