Rome, Italy (ROM)

Rome, Italy is home to, the Vatican is an independent sovereign state of barely 44 hectares (110 acres), ruled by a monarchy with the Pope as its figurehead.  The Cradle of Catholicism, the Vatican is the richest state in the world per capita, but also the smallest! The Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel receive over 5 million tourists annually and summer can reach over 20,000 daily.  Surrounded by fantastic restaurants and shops, the Spanish Steps and Fountain of Trevi are also must sees on your trip when passing through Rome.

Art & History in its natural setting.  Explore some world famous venues and attractions, such as the Roman Ruins, Colosseum and the Vatican City the home of the Catholic Church.  |Daily escorted group tours offer front of the line access to the busiest attractions ensuring you get in and out on the times you scheduled.

What to do in Rome

Many of the buildings have arches, domes and vaults. One of the famous architecture symbol in Rome is the Colosseum. It is the largest amphitheatre ever built in the Roman Empire. Capable of housing 60,000 spectators, it was used for gladiatorial combat.

Serie A - AS Roma

Serie A - SS Lazio



How to get to Rome, Italy

It is said that all roads lead to Rome, that is unless you’re on a Mediterranean cruise, the easiest way of getting to Rome is either by plane or train. Flights are serviced by two international airports with over 40 million passengers passing through the city every year.

OS Travel Agency is authorized and represents the following airlines from North America to Rome; Air Canada, Alitalia, Air Transat, Delta, United Airlines, American Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa also from European gateways to Rome: Vueling, Ryanair, Wizzair and Easyjet are serviced between Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and Ciampino Airport (CIA).

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Good to know about Rome, Italy


Local time is GMT -4. It is an hour ahead of Atlantic Standard Time in the United States in the winter. Unlike the United States and Europe, the Dominican Republic does not observe daylight saving time.


Spanish is the official language of the Dominican Republic. However, you’ll be surprised how many hotel and tourist destination employees speak English, French, German and Italian. If you decide to venture out of the tourist areas, it is helpful to learn some basic phrases in Spanish.


The Dominican Peso (RD$) is the official currency of the Dominican Republic. You can find the peso exchange rate for several international currencies at

Major credit cards are accepted at most tourist locations, but it is best to check in advance at small hotels, restaurants and shops.

ATMs are located in almost all of the Dominican Republic’s cities, as well as at most resorts. Large supermarkets have ATMs that are open until late.

Interesting Facts

The capital of the country–Santo Domingo–is the oldest city in the new world.
the second-largest island in the Caribbean, behind Cuba.
Coffee is their national drink, and baseball is their national sport. D.R. is also known for producing excellent rum.

Sugar processing is one of the country’s main industries.  Coffee, sugar and tobacco are the island’s main sources of income. Tourism is also playing an important part in supporting the economy now.

The country is blanketed with world renown golf courses that are set along the breathtaking coast.  It no wonder why Dominican Republic is such a popular destination for weddings and honeymoons.

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The Dominican Republic is a representative democracy. There are three branches of government: Executive, Legislative and Judicial. Every four years the country elects its president, vice president, legislators and city government officials. President Danilo Medina and Vice President Margarita Cedeño were elected for a four-year term that began on 16 August 2012 and ends on 16 August 2016.

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5,959,347 non-resident visitors flew to the Rome in 2016. Among these visitors, 825,237 non-resident Dominicans chose to visit the country in 2016.

Most air arrivals landed at the Punta Cana airport, 52.74% of all air traffic. Santo Domingo was the second destination of arrivals with 27.57%, followed by Santiago 10.26%, Puerto Plata 6.69%, La Romana 1.59% and Samaná 0.97%.

In 2016, most tourists visiting the country by air came from:

United States    41.6%

Canada 15.0%

Germany             5.0%

France  4.3%

Venezuela          3.2%

United Kingdom               3.2%

Spain     3.1%

Argentina            2.7%

Puerto Rico         2.6%

Russia   2.6%

Brazil     2.4%

Colombia             1.9%

Italy       1.5%

Belgium                0.8%

In 2016, seaport activity was 832,916 passengers:

La Romana          357,952 passengers

Puerto Plata       349,092 passengers

Santo Domingo 77,581 passengers

Samaná                48,291 passengers

The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism reports there are 737 hotels with a total of 75,030 hotel rooms in the Dominican Republic as of December 2016.

Detailed Country Information


The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Republic of Haiti. The country is the second largest in the Caribbean region, with a surface area of 18,704 square miles  (48,442 square kilometers). Located in the heart of the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and to the south by the Caribbean Sea.

Currency: Dominican peso
Population: 10.4 million (2013) World Bank

Rome Weather Reports


For updated lists of current weather warnings for Rome, click here.

Destination Related FAQ’s

Some have asked, so here are the answers.

Which drink is the Rome best known for?

Pina Colada one of the top of drinks you need to try while you are in the Dominican Republic but the one most known in D.R. is Mamajuana.

Mama Juana (or mamajuana) is a drink from the Dominican Republic that is concocted by allowing rum, red wine, and honey to soak in a bottle with tree bark and herbs. The taste is similar to port wine and the color is a deep red.

Mama Juana – Wikipedia

Do you need shots to go to Rome, Italy?

Hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for all travelers to the Dominican Republic. You may want to consider typhoid vaccine if you will be leaving the resorts for more rustic eateries or visiting local residents. Hepatitis B is recommend for prolonged stays, those who may need health care while in the Dominican Republic.

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Do you have to have a passport to go to the Rome, Italy?

A passport valid for six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above to enter the Itay.

Can you drink the water in the Rome, Italy?

Drinking purified bottled water is definitely recommended and is available everywhere in the Dominican Republic. Hotels and restaurants use purified waterto clean and cook their food, and purified water is used to make all ice. It is not recommended that you drink tap water.

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The main currency used is the Euro.

The Dominican Republic enjoys a tropical climate year round, with average temperatures ranging from 66° to 93° F (19° to 34° C). The coldest season is between November and April, and the hottest season is between May and October. August is the hottest month.

The voltage used is 110V.

The language spoken in Dominican Republic is Spanish but English is also used.

The time zone in Dominican Republic is GMT (UTC)-4.

Documents required to visit Dominican Republic
Canadian Citizens please click here
Non-Canadian citizens please contact the consulate or embassy for information.

A Brief View of Rome, Italy

According to legend, Rome was founded in 753 BC by twin sons Romulus and Remus who were raised by a she-wolf. During its twelve-century history, the Roman civilization shifted from a monarchy to an oligarchic republic to a immense empire.

Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.