Getting Around Rome

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    Flying over

    by fairy_dust Written Sep 12, 2005

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    We flew over to Rome. We had Air Canada from Montreal to Frankfurt, then Alitalia from there to Rome. The flight is a few hours and on the way over, we saw the Alps out the plane window while we were flying over the mountains.

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    We don't all speak Italian

    by irvbur Written Jun 10, 2005

    I don't expect people in whose country I am visiting, to speak English. So, I have the desk clerk of my hotel write the name of those locations that I wish to visit on the back of a hotel card in the native language. I write the name of that location in English, on the front. You can get around by bus or taxi (or even ask directions on the street) by showing this card. It also gets you back to your hotel when you're finished for the day. The cards make great keepsakes if you're keeping a scrapbook or journal.

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    Getting to Rome

    by daryll Written Jul 13, 2004

    Rome is quite expensive city to visit.
    Best to cut down expenses and not over the budget, i went for RYANAIR again.

    This is my second time flew by RYANAIR, and only cost me £85 return to Rome Cimapino.

    Journey from Liverpool Street Stn. to London Stansted takes about 45 minutes and from the time of departure and arriving in Rome Ciampino was only 2 hours 5 minutes.
    It's quite a short journey but it's amazing.

    Takeoff, Ryanair
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    Thank you Ryanair

    by belgianchocolate Updated Jun 28, 2004

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    Ryanair is a gift from heaven.
    Whatever people say about it , it is safe ,
    easy , fast and cheap.
    The staf is friendly and efficient...

    I know about the snobs... bla bla this , bla bla that.
    It is a choise. I like to spend my money on
    a fine restaurant instead of....

    And no I don't miss the miraculous white
    sandwich that doesn't crumbles.
    When we arrived there was even a men with
    a little yellow car waiting for us and waving
    orange flags. Not the best performance I've
    ever seen , but the intention was nice. ;-)

    Have a look at their website.
    In my experience there are always good
    connections between the city you are visiting
    and the 'alternative' - smaller airport.

    For Rome-ciampino you got a few options.
    A bus brings you to Termini - 8 euro , and
    you can get a return ticket as well for 12 euro.
    We chose the 8 euro option.

    By public transport you can get a bus to
    metro-station Anagnina and get on the A-line.
    We chose that option to get back. Cheaper
    but it takes a little more time.
    (it was the most easy option for us.)

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    Piazza Venezia,ora e sempre

    by Tunda_F Written May 6, 2004

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    This could be happened one hundred years ago...horses all over the Rome,and the smell of their needs istead of....well,today I was talking with a couple of tourists from London,and at the classic question:do you like Rome?.."it's caotic" it's been the answer,but even if this is true,Rome isn't different from other modern cities.But the problem is that Rome ,like many other italian cities, wasn't born in order to be used by masses of people and cars,so there are not the right structure,the roads are almost the same from centuries,a good metro line couldn't be build here......

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    Porta Maggiore

    by Tunda_F Written Apr 27, 2004

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    one of the most traffic point of the south-east of the city is Porta Maggiore.Trams 14,5,19 pass from here together with all the rest of the traffic beasts of Rome,motos,cars,trucks,vans,cats,trains,airplains....and anything else exept bicycles...well sometimes there is some brave on bicycle,but it is not the most advisale way-to-go in Rome....

    everyday my road

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    by tini58de Written Mar 15, 2004

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    We got our ticket for a real good price: we paid 29 € each way, which summed up to 116 € for two persons return flight Stuttgart to Rome!

    We were very satisfied with the security AND the service of Germanwings!!!


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    To Rome by plane

    by Rahel Written Mar 2, 2004

    From Zurich airport you have connections to Rome several times a day. It only takes you about one hour and a half. You may find some special offers if you want to fly with Swiss. I agree, the service isn't as good as it was, but if you only want to fly cheap...
    Mostly you arrive at airport Fiumincino. From there you can take the taxi or the train. It takes you about half an hour to the station Termini in the very center of Rome. The tickets are 5 Euros. Not very cheap, but I think much less than the Taxi.

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    prepare for strikes

    by tompt Written Jan 24, 2004

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    If you have read the intro you will understand we were not amused. When we turned up at the airport to go back home there was a strike going on. All Alitalia flights were cancelled untill 6. Our flight at 5 was the last flight to Amsterdam, so no way to get home and to work the next day. This costed us a vacationday, a hotelroom for one night and an extra trip to the airport (2x 19 Euro).

    Italy is famous for its strikes. This was our second italian city, and the second time we were effected by a strike........

    Alitalia is a nice airline to fly with though. Just don't fly when we do ;-)))

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    Budget airlines

    by oneonta_ni Updated Sep 29, 2003

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    In August, 2002, we flew with Go to Stansted and from there with Ryanair to Rome. Ryanair fly to Ciampino Airport and have a special coach for their passengers which goes directly to Termini Station. It was ý12 return each and you can probably get cheaper tickets on a local bus but for us this was the most convenient. We arrived around 9.30pm and did not want to be wandering around the airport trying to find which bus to take.

    There are very good local buses and an underground metro system. The metro is not really useful for visitors and it is stifling hot down there in the summer.

    The best way to get around is by foot and although this can be tiring after a long day of sightseeing, it is really enjoyable. And there are plenty of bars, cafes and gelaterias to stop and take a break in.:o)

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    Getting Around...

    by CandS Updated Apr 17, 2003

    Most of the time we walked around Rome but we also used the public was very easy to use and fairly cheap.

    We also did a day trip via train to Pompei. The trip took around 2.5 hours to get to Naples then an extra 30 minutes or so to get to Pompei.

    Temple of Vesta and Temple of Castor and Pollux
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    From the U.S. try going through London

    by guell Updated Mar 17, 2003

    On a trip to Rome from the U.S. you might save money by purchasing a cheap round-trip ticket to London first, and then using the European airfare seller to find a cut-rate onward flight to Rome. We would have saved a bundle if we had known this before our trip.

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    Arriving in the Eternal City

    by tvdm Written Mar 17, 2003

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    Getting to Rome is easy. You'll most probably fly into Leonardo da Vinci airport in Fiumicino. From there it's a 30-minute ride on the shuttle train to Rome's Termini station. A one-way ticket on the shuttle costs EUR8.80.

    Termini station also serves the rest of Italy, so when you plan to go to Rome by train, you will also arrive here.

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    By air

    by suubi Written Oct 14, 2002

    Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) airport is 26km (16mi) southwest of the city. One of the most convenient ways to get into town is by the Stazione Termini direct train, which usually runs hourly from the airport.

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    The best way to Roma can take...

    by ThomasB Written Sep 12, 2002

    The best way to Roma can take a plane to their international airport 'Aeroporto Leonardo da Vinci'. And you can also take a train to 'Roma Termini' station.
    The beat way to get around Roma is by taking the Metro throughout the city.

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