About Rome

The 28th Congress of the European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN)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 ESPN Congress.

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’, the sprawling city of Rome remains one of the most significant stops in the world, thanks to its seamless blend of Old-World wonders and modern delights. The ruins of the Colosseum, her iconic fountains, lazy wanders through cobblestone streets with gelato in hand: All this and more beckon. Rome is a winding, spectacular city full of places to discover.

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 May

Rome weather in May is very warm and sunny. It’s a great time to visit Rome because it isn’t as crowded as the summer and you’ll still get to soak up the warm, Mediterranean sunshine.The average rainfall is around 48mm, which means there are around seven rainy days spread over the month. Fortunately, showers are usually very short and light, which means you’ll have more time to soak up the warm sunshine. Temperatures range from lows of 13°C to daily highs of 24°C. You can expect 12 hours of sunshine per day and the sea is warm enough to swim in, with an average water temperature of 19°C.

Time zone

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


Italy’s currency is the Euro


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