Flexi Map Rome is much more than just a laminated map. The tourist information section includes detailed descriptions and some stunning photographs of a carefully selected number of recommended sights, these sights are linked to the mapping by easy to find numbered markers. There is also an abundance of helpful information on getting around, tipping, opening times, public holidays, emergency telephone numbers and much more. The comprehensive index has been divided into different categories to make locating places as easy as possible. The laminated, tear-resistant finish is tough, weatherproof and can be written on using a non-permanent marker. The main map shows central Rome at a scale of 1:12 000 (1cm = 0.12km) and highlights numerous places of interest such as public buildings, hotels, embassies and parks. A detailed plan of Vatican City is also included. The Rome Metro system is shown on a dedicated plan which is located in a prominent position for ease of use. The reverse side shows the area around the city at a scale of 1:28 000 (1cm = 0.28km) - ideal for exploring slightly further afield.