About Rome

The ELMO 2019 Congress will be held in Rome, the Eternal City. Founded nearly 3,000 years ago, the city is renowned for its ancient ruins, classical architecture, renaissance palazzos and baroque fountains. Rome is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city and will provide an elegant backdrop for the IBA Annual Conference.

Modern Rome is a major international business destination. It is the seat of the Italian government and the economy is dominated by services, IT, aerospace, defence and telecommunications companies, research, tourism, construction and banking. The city hosts the head offices of the vast majority of major Italian companies, as well as the headquarters of three of the world’s 100 largest companies, Enel, Eni and Telecom Italia.

As the saying goes ‘all roads lead to Rome’ and the congress will bring together delegates from all over the world for the largest and most prestigious event for international lawyers, providing an abundance of business and networking opportunities, not to mention the chance to explore one of the most fascinating cities on Earth.

Visa for Italy
Italy is a member of the European Union (EU) and part of the Schengen Convention; therefore, the same conditions apply in Italy as in other EU member state.
For detailed information visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy website.

Cllimate of Rome
Rome has a Mediterranean climate with cool winters and generally hot summers, which means that any time of year is good for visiting the city.
If we compare the climate of Rome to that of London, Dublin, Amsterdam or other northern European cities, temperatures are much more pleasant throughout the year with average high temperatures of 12°C (53°F) and average lows of 4°C (39°F) during the coldest months (January and February) and average high of 31°C (88°F) and average lows of 20°C (68°F) during the hottest summer months (July and August).
The wettest month in Rome is December, and on average autumn and winter precipitation levels are higher than in London.

Rome in winter
Rome’s coldest months are January and February. During these two months, it rains every couple of days but some days can be quite pleasant with high temperatures of 12°C (53°F). At night, the temperature can reach below freezing. If you don’t mind a little bit of cold, Rome is beautiful during winter.

Time zone
+ 01:00 hour GMT/UTC

Language
The official language of Italy is Italian, but English is widely spoken

Currency
Italy’s currency is the Euro

Communications
Italy’s country telephone code is +39
Mobile phone network coverage is available across Italy and is plentiful in Rome. If you are travelling to some remote areas of the country pre- or post-event, coverage may become limited