Rome is the capital of Italy and the political,
economic, cultural and transportation center of the country. It is a
world famous historical and cultural city. It is the birthplace of
ancient Roman civilization. It is nicknamed " Eternal " because of
its long history and preservation of a large number of ancient
monuments. It is located in the central and western parts of the
Italian peninsula, on seven hills in the lower plains of the Tiber
River, with a city center area of more than 1,200 square
kilometers. Rome is also the center of the Catholic Church
worldwide, with more than 700 churches and monasteries, seven
Catholic universities, and the city's Vatican City is the residence
of the Roman bishops, the Catholic Pope and the Holy See. Rome and
Florence are both Italian Renaissance Centers Today, there are still
quite a rich Renaissance and Baroque style; in 1980, the historical
city of Rome was listed as a World Cultural Heritage.
Also, in Rome, you can have a chance to see the famous windmills,
churches and museums, etc.
Note: As for the final visiting
route, please refer to the final program.
Italy is a Member-State of the European Union and
has signed the Schengen Agreement. While traveling within the E.U.,
you only need your Identity card. However, a passport is necessary
for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange,
Visas are not required by European citizens from
countries that are part of the Schengen Area. The Italy as a member
of the Schengen Agreement, has abolished controls on common internal
lands, at air and sea borders and allows Member-State citizens to
travel around without a visa for a short stay period of up to three
(3) months. However, keep in mind that airlines and other carriers
require a valid passport and/or identity card.
Citizens coming from countries that have not yet joined
Schengen Area may require a visa to enter The Italy. The E.U.
visitors from these countries can acquire further information from
the Hellenic Embassies or Consulates in their countries, or from
their travel agencies. Before visiting The Italy, please consult the
detailed information on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website and
find out whether you require a Visa.
Kindly reminder: During your stay in The Italy, if you
require a Visa, you are advised to have suitable insurance coverage
for emergency medical or other needs..
Please note ICGET is not authorized to assist with the VISA process
beyond providing the Notification of Acceptance Letter and
Invitation Letter (after registration) issued by the ICGET Committee
Board. The invitation letter will be issued after the successful
registration. Should your application be denied, ICGET cannot change
the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will ICGET
engage in discussion or correspondence with the MOFA or the Embassy
on behalf of the applicant. The registration fee cannot be refunded
when the VISA application of individual being denied.