Practical Information

Currency and credit cards

The official currency is the Euro (€). It is not possible to pay in other currencies but there are plenty of ATM / cash machines to withdraw money. In addition most of the restaurants and shops in Rome accept credit cards (but check to be sure).

Exchange rates

The most up-to-date exchange rate can be obtained from Online Currency Converter.


Up-to-date weather information can be obtained from EuroWeather .

Time zones

Rome is GMT + 1. For details on time zones see Worldclock.

Electricity supply

Italy has a 220 volts electricity supply, the sockets are 3 round pins in a row. 

Environmental Responsibility

Find out about FAO’s corporate environmental responsibility efforts and contribute to the initiative by following these simple tips when attending meetings and conferences.