Embassy in Italy
Italy, embassy in Moscow
Denezhny pereulok 5,
Tel: (+7 495) 796-96-92 / 916-54-49 / 916-54-51 (Commutator)
Fax: (+7 495) 916-54-53
Telex 413.591 ICMO EN
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm
TELEPHONE SERVICE – APPOINTMENT FOR VISA QUESTIONS
To effectively assist those who apply to the Consular Office, a telephone service for making an appointment for visa matters has been established. Contact phone:
+7 (495) 785-15-51
+7 (495) 787-40-49
This is a private paid service, including information, provided on behalf of the Italian Embassy and on behalf of it. All proceeds go to the firm providing the service.
Italy, embassy website: http://www.ambmosca.esteri.it/Ambasciata_Mosca
Italy, Russian Embassy in the country:
Address: Via Gaeta, 5, 00185 Roma, Italia.
Tel: (8-10-396) 494-1680, 494-1681, 494-1649, 494-1683.
Fax: (8-10-396) 49-1031.
Consular section of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Italy
Address: Via Nomentana, 116, 00187, Roma, Italia.
Phone: (8-10-396) 442-34149, 442-35625.
Fax: (8-10-396) 442-34031
Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Milan
Address: Via Sant Aquilino, 3, 20148, Milano, Italia.
Phone: (8-10-392) 400-92113, 487-06041.
Fax: (8-10-392) 400-90741.
Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Genoa
Address: Via Ghirardelli Pescetto, 16, 16167 Genova Nervi, Italia.
Tel: (8-10-3910) 372-6047, 372-6304.
Fax: (8-10-3910) 53-5140.
Official representation of the Russian Federation at the Vatican
Address: via della Conciliazione 10, 00193 Roma, Italia.
Phone: (8-10-396) 687-7078.
Fax: (8-10-396) 687-7168.
Contact in Italy
You can call from Italy from any street phone. Recently, after the liberalization of the telephone market, in the cities you can see the devices of various companies.
To call, you need to purchase a phone card, they are sold at the post office, in newsstands, shops and even bars.
You can call from Italy to Russia as follows: you need to dial 007 (Russian code), the area code (for Moscow 095) and the phone number of the called subscriber.
To call from Russia to Italy, you need to dial 8, after a long beep, dial 10 (international communication), then (without waiting for beeps) Italy code 39, and then – the area code and the number of the called subscriber.
Emergency Phones in Italy
ambulance – 118 (in Rome 5510),
police – 113 (in Rome 4686),
carabinieri (military police) – 112,
fire brigade – 115,
Technical assistance to motorists – 116
HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS
January 1 – New Year.
January 6 – Epiphany
April 25 – Day of liberation from fascism.
Good Friday – celebrated with a procession from the Colosseum to the Palatine Hill.
Variable Day – Easter Monday – The Pope blesses the crowd gathered in the square in front of the Cathedral of St. Peter. The same blessing is given at Christmas.
May 1 – Labor Day.
The first Sunday in June is Proclamation of the Republic Day.
August 15 – Dormition
November 1 – All Saints Day.
November 4 – National Unity Day.
December 8 – Immaculate Conception Day.
December 25 – Christmas.
December 26 – Saint Stephen’s Day.
USEFUL THINGS Thievery flourishes
in the major cities of Italy. A familiar picture: a motorcyclist pulling a purse off a tourist’s shoulder. In order not to be in an unforeseen situation during a walk, large sums of money and documents should be left at the hotel. It is best to use a credit card or traveler’s check.
Gypsy children also pose a danger, who, through various manipulations, can steal or lure a wallet and documents from passers-by. It is better for women to avoid close acquaintances with suspicious men and not to hitchhike. As in Russia, the most criminal places in terms of personal security are railway stations, airports and bus stations.
Another useful tip is that when talking with unfamiliar locals, one should avoid harsh judgments about a particular region of Italy, or, conversely, praise something too much, since residents of different provinces and cities are very jealous of their native places. So, the Romans really do not like the Milanese, the northerners, on the contrary, the southerners, etc.
According to ehuzhou, shops in Italy are open from Monday to Saturday, usually from 8:00 to 20:00. Some are open on Sunday as well. Lunch breaks in stores are quite long, usually from 13:00 to 15:30.
When choosing clothes and shoes, one should keep in mind that Italian clothing sizes are one smaller than in Russia, but the shoe size is one larger.
Elite clothes and shoes are the cheapest in Rome: a chain of stores on Via del Corso, boutiques “Gucci” and “Armani” – in the area of the Spanish Steps, a boutique “Valentino” – on Via Condotti. Leather jackets and coats – in Florence (near the church of Santa Croce). Italians do not overweight buyers, but some of them, easily identifying you as a foreigner, may try to cheat or give change incorrectly.
In Italy, a system of seasonal discounts is common, especially in spring. From January 7th to March 1st, there is a general sale in Italy. Most stores issue a receipt for purchases over 150 euros. At customs, you need to put a stamp on the check, presenting the goods. Therefore, it is better not to pack it in suitcases before customs.
Italy has a tax refund system for non-European Community tourists. Therefore, when entering stores, you need to pay attention to the picture placed inside, which means that the store issues receipts. The check, together with the financial receipt issued at the cash desk, must be kept. They must be presented at customs when leaving the country. Purchase tax will be refunded.
It is considered an element of good parenting to say hello at the entrance to the store and say goodbye at the exit. In both cases, buon giorno (good afternoon) or buona sera (good evening). Our usual “chao” is accepted only between good friends.
Italians are excellent winemakers, but it is better to buy their products in stores, and not from hands.
Coffee, ice cream or juice at the bar will cost almost two times cheaper than at the table. Therefore, in order not to spend extra money, Italians prefer to have a meal standing up. “Cafe” with the accent on the last syllable is a strong “espresso” in a tiny cup. Italians call the coffee we are accustomed to “cafe americano”.
Despite the ubiquity of “package prices” that include payment for all services, in Italy it is customary to tip 10-15% of the total order. Sometimes the menu says that the service charge is already included in the price. When serving at the counter, tips are not accepted. But if a tourist sits at a bar table even for a minute, he will also need to pay a restaurant fee, which will almost double the cost of the order.
Italians are extremely contact and sociable, hospitable and friendly. The famous optimism of the Italians and the belief in luck contribute to the development of a national passion for the lottery. There are even programs on television where professionals in guessing the winning numbers share their experience with beginners. Proportional to the optimism and superstition of the Italians. There are countless different signs, prohibitions and spells that regulate the daily life of any of them.
With all the hospitality of the Italians, theft thrives in them.
Italians are temperamental and active, but no one will do anything during the siesta.
It is forbidden to be on municipal beaches from 1 am to 5 am. The beaches are patrolled by the police.
To enter the country, insurance is not required, but medical care in Italy is paid, and quite expensive. To feel more confident, it is recommended to take out health insurance.
In the absence of an insurance policy, in the event of unforeseen circumstances, the tourist will have to pay for medical services himself.
To get medical care, you must first choose and contact a local doctor (for adults) or a pediatrician (for children and adolescents under 14 years of age). In Italy, specialists of this type who practice “general medicine” are called “family doctors”.
Pharmacies are easy to find in Italy by the sign. Pharmacy summer schedule: 09:30 – 13:00, 16:00 – 22:00, winter schedule: 09:30 – 12:30, 15:30 – 19:30. In some pharmacies, a pharmacist on duty works at night, to call which you just need to ring the bell at the door. There are also duty pharmacies that work around the clock.