Here you can find useful tips for your everyday life in Rome.

Public transportation in Rome


Metro and Tram map
Public transportation planner (Rome's One Bus Away)

Groceries


Gym & working out

I found couple of good looking and pretty affordable places. The first one is Farnese Fitness which is right next to UW Rome center. They have a day pass option for 8.90€ and a week pass for 17.90€. That seems like a pretty good price & for that you'll get to use the gym and take part on the group exercise classes!
Farnese Fitness

There are a lot of public swimming pools in Rome (Swimming pools map). Couple of them seem to be very close to our apartments & since they are public, they should be pretty affordable as well.

Stores & Opening hours


Parks & Other outdoors


FASHION

Interested in finding some fine Italian brands with discounts up to 70-90%? I know I am! These places are supposed to be great and they carry all the major brands such as Prada, Chloe, Versace, La Perla, Valentino and Burberry. No big deal, just get yourself a designer bag with 10% of what you would have paid for it in the US. We are hitting Rome in the sale season (that should last until the mid-September) so we should be able to find some good deals. Last season's stuff of course, but I'll assure you no-one back home will be able to tell :)

Discount dell'Alta Moda (Via de Gesu e Maria 16 A & Via Agostino Depretis 87/88)

This place is recommended by couple of fashion blogs and their selections include all major brands listed above. Also, both stores are in the central area, so they should be pretty easy to access.