About the destination

Built in 753 BC, Rome is a city with an important history in the development of Western society. In fact, it is particularly important in the history of the popularization of the Catholic religion, the development of the arts and the Renaissance.

Rome is a museum city, every street corner has a monument, a fountain, ruins, buildings that remind you of its history. It is pleasant to walk around quietly, to take the time to savor its typical dishes, to discover its traditional restaurants, but also the trendy establishments, because the Romans are proud people and very much on the lookout for trends.


The official currency of Italy is the Euro. This currency can be used in most countries of the European Union. If you plan to use your cards at your destination, don’t forget to communicate the dates of your stay in Italy to your financial institution.


The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recommends that you consult a health professional to discuss vaccinations for the following diseases: hepatitis B, influenza, tick-borne encephalitis, yellow fever and measles. Note that two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are required for flights from Canada and for crossing the United States border.


“Italy is a Schengen country. Canadian citizens do not need a visa to travel to Schengen countries. However, you can only travel without a visa for 90 days or less within a 180-day period. Stays are cumulative and include days spent in any Schengen country.” – Canadian Government

According to the Canadian Government, your passport must be valid for at least 3 months after the date of your expected return from the Schengen area.


Month Max Min Prec.
January 13 °C 6 °C 23 mm
February 14 °C 7 °C 50 mm
March 16 °C 9 °C 62 mm
April 17 °C 9 °C 69 mm
May 22 °C 14 °C 43 mm
June 25 °C 17 °C 21 mm
July 29 °C 20 °C 25 mm
August 29 °C 21 °C 28 mm
September 26 °C 18 °C 60 mm
October 21 °C 13 °C 131 mm
November 15 °C 9 °C 95 mm
December 13 °C 6 °C 55 mm


The official language of Italy is of course Italian. It is possible to be served in English in most tourist places. However, it is still recommended to carry an instant translation application or a French-Italian pocket dictionary.

Things to do in Rome

Visit the Vatican

Whether you are Catholic or not, practicing or not, the Vatican is an exceptional place to visit. Just walking through St. Peter’s Square is already an impressive experience, but the spectacular works and architecture of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel are truly a once in a lifetime experience.

Visit the Colosseum

Rome’s Colosseum is a must-see in the city, standing proudly in the middle of the city and its modern life. Learn about its construction dating back to 72 AD and the extent of the gladiatorial fights that took place there during the Roman Empire.

Admire the Trevi Fountain

This iconic fountain of Rome is a must see during your stay. The gigantic statues will impress you. Don’t forget to throw a coin with your right hand over your left shoulder to make sure you come back to Rome one day!

Campo de’ Fiori Market

One of the most interesting local markets in the city, for its fruit and vegetable stalls, cheeses, sweet and savory oils and spreads, flowers, etc.

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