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May 4, 2019 @ 11:05 pm

Methods of Getting Around the City of Rome

If you are thinking of visiting Rome this season, it should be a hassle because it is, in fact, one of the famous cities in the world. In Rome, public transit is known as Mezzi pubblici You need a ticket if you want to ride in local trains, buses, trams, and metros. You can travel by 100 minutes given by the BIT single tickets that are bought in self-service kiosks in bus stops, metro stations and newsagents. 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. CIS pass ticket is valid for weekly, monthly or annually making it a good choice. Tickets should be validated upon boarding as bus inspectors will not care if you are a tourist or not. Use the yellow machine on the bus or tram. Use the automatic barriers to stamp your ticket in metros. You can enter the museum, public trusts and discounts using the Roma pass. Using the train to navigate Rome is easy.

Using public tickets is good for inner city train rides. On the ATAC map, you will see the red line where you can reach using the public tickets. In case you want to travel beyond the red line you should buy a train ticket. Tourists prefer the Roma Lido train line. Stamp your ticket to avoid being fined. Metro lines A and B are the only metro lines that are available in Rome making traveling round Rome a tiring endeavor. The recognized tourist sites like the Vatican and the Colosseum have metro stops near them, but smaller sights do not have metro stops close to them.

A plan B is advised if you are a tourist visiting Rome because public transport strikes are very common. To navigate Rome you can also use taxis but make sure you use only those marked, “Commune di Roma”. Keep watch that the meter is always at 1 because if it jumps to 2, it means the taxi guy is overcharging you. The meter starts counting as soon as you call for a taxi.

Though expensive Uber is also available in Rome. Uber black is more expensive, but their cars are nice. Small cities in Italy do not have Ubers, but they are only found in Milan and Rome. If you want to use public transport when visiting the Eternal City, we hope this is a useful guide.