One of the most beautiful cities in the world. There are so many cultural events, so many hidden alleys and squares to discover, so many monuments and churches to visit ....
This city is vast and amazing, here you can find quiet, romantic cafés and intimate family-run restaurants, with great food.
The easiest way to get around is on foot. The city centre is small if compared to London or Paris, and exploring it on foot is the best way to appreciate Rome.
Transportation in Rome
Getting to & from Rome
Rome has two airports - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) and Ciampino.
This is Romes main airport and is is well-connected with the centre during the day by an express train.
The express train between Fiumicino Airport and Stazione Termini (Rome's main train station) costs 9.50 and the journey takes about 30 minutes. The train departs from and arrives at Termini station at track n.27 and runs from 6.30am till 11.30pm.
Rome's smaller airport, is mostly used by charter flights and budget airlines.
To get to the centre from this airport, take COTRAL bus, get off at Metro A: Anagnina station, then to Termini Station. Cotral bus runs every 30 minutes, until 11pm.
Or take private company Terravision (link: http://www.terravision.eu/rome_fiumicino.html)
The only way how to get to Rome after 11.30 pm this time is to take taxi.
By booking a private limo with driver.... (I can help for this)
Getting around Rome
The historic centre is not particularly large (only 2,5 km/1,5 miles from the Colosseum to Piazza di Spagna) and so is easy to visit on foot, as most monuments are to be found in the same area. This is why my tours are mainly walking tours.
Rome's bus network is extensive and functions quite well, but the metro (subway) is much simpler for the short-term visitors to master.
Public transportation Tickets must be purchased in advance from tabacchis, newsstands, bars, or vending machines (exact change only!) at metro and major bus stops. Cost 1.5 for 75 minutes.
The Roman metro (Metropolitana) goes round rather than through the historic city. It has only two lines, A (red) and B (blue), which cross at Termini Central Station.
Trains run approximately every 7-10 minutes, from 5:30am until 11.30pm every day (until 0:30am on Saturdays).
Buses and Trams
There are hundreds of bus lines, running from 5:30am till midnight. All buses and trams travel in both directions.
In an effort to minimize pollution in the small backstreets of the historic center, the city has established several electric bus lines to navigate alleyways barely wide enough for a Vespa.
Over 20 night bus lines run from 00:30am to 5:30am. The main terminal stations are Termini (Piazza dei Cinquecento) and Piazza Venezia. From these two piazzas buses leave for all directions every 30 minutes. Night bus stops are marked with an owl. You can purchase tickets on board.
For lines tables and public transport maps visit official site of public transportation in Rome - ATAC S.p.A
If you need a taxi, remember to look for the official metered white or yellow taxis. There are taxi ranks in many locations throughout the center, but is nearly impossible to hail one driving down the streets, particularly at night. Make sure your taxi is metered; insist on the metered fare, rather than an arranged price.
To call for a taxi within Rome, try 06 3570, 06 4994, 06 6645, 06 551, or 06 8822.
Renting bikes or scooters
Although most of the sights in Rome are within walking distance or accessible by public transportation, two wheels will give you the freedom to see exactly what interests you, and in less time.
To really "do as the Romans do", you have to drive around on a Vespa. Rental average are 40-50 for a one day. Anyway Romans are driving a little unruly, so if you are not an adventurous brave one, but you wish to do this experience, I suggest to come with me in a bike/ or scooter tour, so that you are not running the risk to get lost in the maze of the middle age narrow streets.
Civitavecchia Transfer + Tour
If you are in a cruise ship and you want to Escape the crowded cruise line tours, a private tour for guest wanting to see as much of Rome as possible in one day. you will enjoy a very personalized experience that differs greatly from the 50 plus person tours offered by the cruise lines.
I can arrange a car or minivan to pick you up at the Port of Civitavecchia which is at around 60 km/ 35miles from Rome (one hour drive without traffic)
Cost is approximatively 250 Euro for transfer only (130 the one way trip) and 30 Euro
per hour if they wish to have the car all day long (it is a limo with
driver... this will enable us to see mani more things in less time!!)
for more information e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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