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on 27 Sep 2011
My husband has received a job offer from the FAO in Rome, and we're considering moving there at the start of next year. We have two kids, and we'd likely want to enrol them in the American international school as his contract is only 2 years, and it doesn't seem worthwhile to put them in an Italian school. Can anyone recommend a good area in Rome that would be ideal for families and in close proximity to the school/work. We haven't decided if we're going to get a car yet, is this a must?
Anonymous (not verified) on 8 Aug 2012 - 11:44
Hi Stephanie,

Rome is a wonderful city and there are a number of areas which would be suitable for family life. Aventino would be particularly suitable for you as it is close to the FAO and most of the international schools. It is also centrally located and served well by public transport links. However, the property prices here are fairly expensive. Alternative options which would suit famillies with children would be Balduina and Monteverde.

Take a look at our page on Areas and Suburbs in Rome for a better overview what each suburb has to offer.

The decision on whether or not to buy a car would ulitmatly depend on where you chose to live. If you chose somewhere central like Aventino - you would not really need a car as you would be better off using the metro to get around. Rome is known to be a very congested and chaotic city - and as a results expats find driving around town too stressful. However, a car could be useful if you were planning on travelling and taking the family out of the city for the weekend. 

For more detailed information on purchasing a vehicle I would advise to read the Expat Arrivals Guide to Buying a Car in Italy


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