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Visa

Citizens of the Schengen area do not require a visa, for more info visit http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas

Non-EU students are required to have a visa and a residence permit when studying in Italy.

Mobile Phone

In order to benefit from convenient phone rates, we suggest our international students to buy an Italian number/SIM card.

The SIM card is a prepaid card; there are no monthly fees and no need for a contract. Several phone companies operate in Italy and the major providers are: TIM; Wind; Vodafone; 3.

Bank Account

The first step is to have the Italian Tax Code (Codice Fiscale) obtainable at the Agenzia delle Entrate only when in possession of your Student Visa or other kinds, identification documents and a valid registration certificate for the course. At this point, you can go to any bank branch with your Tax Code (Codice Fiscale), Visa, identity card and ask to open a bank account.

City of Rome

The City of Rome has a Call Centre offering information about transport, public office hours, documents, garbage disposal, and more.This service is available 24 hours a day seven days a week in Italian and from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 to 01:00 pm in Italian and in English.

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National Holidays

  • January 1 New Year’s Day
  • January 6 Epiphany
  • April 5th Easter Sunday (2015)
  • April 6th East Monday (2015)
  • April 25 Liberation Day
  • May 1 International Workers’ Day
  • June 2 Republic Day
  • June 29 Rome Holiday St. Peter and Paul (Rome Local Holiday)
  • August 15 Assumption Day (or Ferragosto)
  • November 1 All Saints
  • December 8 Immaculate Conception
  • December 25 Christmas Day
  • December 26 St. Stephen’s Day