Information, links and useful numbers to get about the city.
Roma Maps to navigate within the neighbourhood of Rome.
Charta Roma, the official map of the city, with information about monuments, museums, public transport, useful numbers and much more.
Urban Transport and Taxi
As in all large cities it is not easy to get about with one’s own car due to traffic and structures of the roads.
We advise the use of public transport
- Metropolitan – Underground
The lines cross in the heart of the city at Termini station.
- www.atac.roma.it (for urban mobility)
- Tourist tickets are available
- Download maps of the metropolitan lines
- Guide to purchasing tickets or season tickets
Which is the best way to get from one place to another? Certainly it’s a bit bothersome due to the unreliable punctuality of public transport, but who cares, we are on holiday. Most services begin about 5 am and end at midnight, but there are also night services.
- www.atac.roma.it (for urban mobility)
- Tourist tickets are available.
- Download maps of tram and railway lines, the electric and night lines, those of the center and of the suburbs.
- Guide to the purchase of tickets and season tickets.
Travel by Taxi
There are taxis available in the city, but when you contact them by telephone it is not easy to find one available straight away. We advise you to go to the nearest Taxi Rank.
There are many illegal taxi drivers in Rome, they haven’t got a city permit and charge exorbitant fares, it is best to avoid them.
Visit the city on foot
We consider this the best way to see Rome. Walking around, stopping wherever you wish. One must not forget that the city is very big and there is a lot of traffic, so it is not always possible to choose this method.
Tourist bus lines
Tourist bus line that runs within Rome’s historical center and goes along the park of the Appia Antica. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 09.00-12.00 and from 13.30-16.30, every 30 minutes and the chance to get off or on at each bus stop, the terminal is at Piazza dei Cinquecento (Termini Station). The whole itinerary takes about 1 hour 30 minutes. Tickets can be bought either on-line or on the bus and are valid for 48 hours. www.trambusopen.com
Tourist line that goes to the most important historical-artistic sights, passing near the main archaeological sites and monuments. Daily from 8.30 to 19.00 starting from Viale Einaudi, every 15 minutes, and the chance to get on and off at each stop, terminal a Piazza dei Cinquecento (Termini Station). The complete itinerary lasts about 2 hours and tickets can be purchased on-line or aboard the bus, validity 48 hours. www.trambusopen.com
ROMA CRISTIANA OPEN BUS TOUR
Tourist line concentrated on Christian Rome, with two different kinds of routes, daily with the chance to get on and off at each stop, tickets can be purchased on board the bus. Linea San Pietro, starting at Via della Conciliazione from 9.30 until 18.20 or at Termini station from 09.00 until 18.30 Linea San Paolo starting at set times in the afternoon from the Coliseum, Saint John in the Lateran, Saint Peter’s and the Catacombs. www.060608.it
Rome by Tiber
It’s a bit far fetched to consider the Tiber as an alternative means of transport, but definitely discovering the city from the Tiber, in a unique natural environment, is something not to be missed. For the past few years the City Council of Rome have been running various kinds of cruises in the daytime and at night. The riverboat service operates on the stretch of river that passes through the most attractive part of the city rich in history: from Risorgimento Bridge to the Tiber Island, for about 6 km; or along the route south of the city: From Marconi Bridge as far as the port of Ostia. After London, Paris and Prague, Rome has discovered the charm of navigating on its river and seeing the Eternal City from another view, that of the Tiber.
For bookings: Call center +39 06 97745498 or go directly to Last Minute Ticket Office at the boarding points Castel Sant’Angelo and Isola Tiberina.
I love bike
Discover Rome pedaling For bike lovers a few tips about cycling around the Eternal City, through the most characteristic side streets without having to worry about parking and even in the “Zone a Traffico Limitato”. If you haven’t got your own bike it’s easy to rent one for about € 4 an hour at one of the points of bike rentals or subscribe to the service of bike sharing, the service for citizens, tourists and city users that allows the use of a bicycle at the cost of 0.50 cents per half hour. You have to enroll by signing a contract at one of the ten authorized ATAC ticket offices.
Parco Appia Antica
For bike lovers who want to immerse themselves in the nature of the Caffarella valley for an experience at 360°, there are routes for all ages. Rentals available every day at established times.
In Villa Borghese, Viale delle Belle Arte, you will find the rental point of Ronconi bicycles open every day, to enjoy the beauty of the park in freedom.
With regard to bicycles and Villa Borghese:
An experimental service, lasting a year, for the rental of electric bikes in Piazza delle Canestre , Villa Borghese. This service is active 6 days a week and the cost is € 2,50 for a maximum of 2hours.
Tour di Roma:
from the Pyramid to discover the Eternal City by bike. Here you can rent bicycles or scooters, also with the chance to tour with a guide, or even have the bike or scooter delivered to your address.