Location of Internet Cafes in Rome?

Apr 4th, 2007, 03:18 PM
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Location of Internet Cafes in Rome?

Would anyone know the name and location of current and best internet cafes in central Rome?

We'll be in an apartment (no hotel computer) and are traveling light without a laptop.

Many thanks!
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Apr 4th, 2007, 03:48 PM
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Here is a website with some info robertsymth.
http://www.made-in-italy.com/travel/cybercafes/
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Apr 4th, 2007, 03:51 PM
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See if EasyInternet by Piazza Barberini is still available.
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Apr 4th, 2007, 05:26 PM
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LoveItaly's link is excellent. You will have no trouble finding internet cafes in Rome...we were there in October and never had to walk more than a block or two to find one!
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Apr 4th, 2007, 05:37 PM
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Great website suggestion - thank you LoveItaly!
(and WillTravel & LucieV
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Apr 4th, 2007, 05:41 PM
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Prego robertsmyth, and have a wonderful time in Rome!!
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Apr 4th, 2007, 05:51 PM
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Great web site, LoveItaly. Our family used the EasyInternet located in Piazza Barberini (Rome) at 11 o'clock one night - and it was busy.
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Apr 4th, 2007, 08:03 PM
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If you are in or near Via Cavour-there's at least 3 Internet points across the street from each other-up towards Santa Maria Maggiore and Esquilino.
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Apr 4th, 2007, 08:09 PM
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Although some don't I really like the area around the Piazza Barberini!

BTW robert, you probably are aware but in case you are not..the Italian Government passed a law a few years ago that requires public internet cafes to record customers passport info, the computer they rent and the times of use. I know a few Fodorites have said they haven't experienced that but Internet Cafes can lose their business license if they are caught not recording this information so assume that they will. So consequently bring your passport with you to any Internet Cafe you plan on going to so you won't have to go back to your apartment to get it. This law was passed due to the terrorism concerns.
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Apr 4th, 2007, 08:19 PM
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Actually, LoveItaly, I had a chat about that in Venice a week or so ago. You don't need your passport, but some form of govt. issued ID-driver's license was fine.
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Apr 4th, 2007, 09:31 PM
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Thanks Girlspytravel..that is good to know. I assume a US state issued DL is acceptable?

You get to Italy so much, I envy you and always enjoy your posts!
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Apr 4th, 2007, 10:30 PM
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Last October, I went to three different internet places in Rome, and they all had different rules. The one in Piazza Barberini took a drivers license, no problem. One in the Borgo demanded a passport, no copies, no DL, just the passport, which I never carry with me. The one behind the Pantheon didn't ask for any ID at all, on two visits. So be prepared for some inconsitencies in the application of the rules.
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Apr 4th, 2007, 11:26 PM
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The one on via della pace needed my passport so I had to go back to the hotel to get it. He did keep a record of it so I didn't need it at the same place the next time but I had to show my driver's license.
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Apr 4th, 2007, 11:42 PM
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We used EasyInternet at Piazza Barberini a couple times...
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Apr 4th, 2007, 11:53 PM
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Typical Italy, lol. So I would bring my passport with me to a public internet cafe robertsmyth.
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Apr 5th, 2007, 04:40 AM
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In Rome Last October I went to 3 different Internet Cafes and one in Florence. At each I showed a photocopy of mine and my daughter's passports and it was fine. No problem.
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Apr 5th, 2007, 04:57 AM
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You know this topic has come up from time to time, about whether it is necessary to show your passport at an internet point in Italy. To date, I have never had to show a passport in Rome, and I was there last September, using internet points on Via Cavour, and no one even asked for any ID.

However, a week and a half or so ago, I used my regular internet point on the Campo SS Apostoli in Venice. The first night I went in, no ID (and I have used this place before in previous visits and have never had to show ID). But a couple of days later, I went in again, and the manager was talking to me, saying he had been visited yesterday by the "Guardia Finanzaria" -a type of law enforcement entity in Italy that surveills companies, businesses, to see if they are in compliance with Italian regulatory laws, among other things. He said "many problems." I said to him, what ID issues? He said yes, and I asked him if they had fined him for not asking for passports, IDs, and he said no, but they had given him a warning. So then I had to hand over my driver's license-he said they advised passport or driver's license.

So, it is true, this law is inconsistently enforced, and I think it depends on whether the internet point has been visited by LE in many instances. Myself, I never carry my passport with me, so if an internet point requested that I provide one, I would first go with the driver's license, and if that didn't work, I'd find another internet point that would accept my DL as a form of ID. I think some form of a Govt. issued ID is what they are looking for here. In Sorrento, this past September, the internet point only asked for my driver's license.
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Apr 5th, 2007, 05:13 AM
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"So be prepared for some inconsitencies in the application of the rules." IN ITALY???? No way!!!! LOL - I mean, that's the way the whole of Italy is run, and that's one of te things we love best about it, right? LOL
seriously, though, thanks for the invaluable info on what we will need at the internet cafes - this sight is wonderful and everyone so helpful, sharing their experiences - thanks again
Leslie, mom of 6, all of them 1/2 Italian!
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Apr 5th, 2007, 07:35 AM
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Actually, Leslie, I don't think that Italy by any means has a monopoly on inconsistent application of laws. Think in this country-how many liquor stores and 7/11s do you know that actually check IDs of those who are buying beer and wine all the time? Some bars and stores are religious about it, others, not.
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Apr 5th, 2007, 07:39 AM
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In Rome recently and staying near Termini train station and just to the east of the side entrance are a flock of Internet Points - i used one for 3 euros an hour and it seemed fine.
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