You're going to be here for a while, but airline baggage allowances are not designed for you to bring the entire contents of your apartment...so you need to pack wisely.
Out top three tips for things to have on hand at all times are:
It’s not uncommon for shops/cafes/taxis to only accept cash, so make sure you have enough euros on hand at all times to cover emergencies. Also, notify your bank before traveling so you don’t find yourself with frozen debit and credit cards! You can find ATMs throughout the city, but it's a good idea to note those closest to your apartment and campus.
Bring a bottle to fill at the many fountains around the city - or from the water tap on campus. A reusable one is best for the environment. You should never need to buy water in Rome!
- Comfortable shoes
Seriously, you'll thank us! You will clock up a lot of miles walking around the city, and the cobbled streets are unforgiving on flimsy footwear- flip flops will last about 5 minutes.