Methods of Getting Around the City of Rome
In case you are considering visiting Rome this year you should not worry as it is in the list of the cities are most famous in the world. In Rome, public transit is known as Mezzi pubblici If you want to ride in local trains, buses, trams, and metros, you need a ticket. These tickets can be purchased in self-service kiosks found in bus stops, metro stations and newsagents you can purchase the single ticket BIT that gives you 100 minutes to travel in all public means. The BIT tickets are valid for 24, 48 or 72 and are used to travel in trams and connecting buses.
Tourists who are traveling to Rome for a short time can use this mode of transport. The CIS pass that’s valid for either weekly, monthly or yearly is also a good choice. Being a tourist does not exempt you from stamping your ticket once you board a bus or tram. Ticket validation should be done on the yellow machines found in buses or trams. You can stamp your ticket in a metro on the automatic barriers. Roma pass is good for tourists too as it allows access to museums, public trusts, discounts among others. You can easily navigate around Rome using trains.
Using public tickets is good for inner city train rides. These public tickets allow you to go up to the red line found on the ATAC map on the train tickets. In case you want to travel beyond the red line you should buy a train ticket. Tourists go for the Roma Lido train line as the best choice. To avoid fines stamp your ticket. Metro lines A and B are the only metro lines that are available in Rome making traveling round Rome a tiring endeavor. Small tourists sites do not have metro stops near them, but big tourists sites like the Colosseum and the Vatican have metro stops near them.
Public transport strikes are rampant in Rome so always have a plan B if they strike. Taxis can also be used to get around Rome but you should only use those marked “Commune di Roma”. Ensure it is at 1, and you should watch this number so that the driver does not change it to 2 because if that happens, it means you are being overcharged. Once you call for a taxi the meter starts counting, unlike American taxis.
Available also in Rome is Uber. Uber Black is available but at a slightly higher price and nicer cars. Ubers are only available in Milan and Rome but rare in other Italy cities. We hope that this guide is useful for people visiting the Eternal City and who intend to use public transport.
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