Getting to Rome

Arriving by Air:
Rome has 2 airports; Fiumicino and Ciampino, Fiumicino is southwest of the city and has been Rome’s gateway to the sky since the 60’s. Ciampino is Rome’s second airport and is located to the southeast of the city and is closer than Fiumicino to the center. At both airports, smoking is permitted only outside the buildings. Tip; Avoid taxi and hotel touts who will approach you at the airport. Use only licensed (yellow and white) taxis or rent a new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio from one of the local car rental companies.

Fiumicino Airport

By Car:
If you are arriving by car and staying at the heart of Rome, you will need a permit to drive in the city. If you are staying at a hotel, the staff can arrange this.

By Bus:
Most long-distance buses terminate at Tibertina, to the northeast of the city.
Once in the city – Getting around is simple:
The metro; designed primarily to bring commuters into the city, very useful for getting around cheaply and quickly.
Buses; Rome’s bus service is more useful for tourists, as it can often get you closer to the sights.

Rome transport

Tips for travel in Rome; Peak times for public transport are roughly 7.30-9, 12.30-1.45 and 7.30-8.30. Beware of pickpockets on busy buses, trams and metro services, especially on the lines popular with visitors. Buses, trams and the metro can be uncofotably hot during the summer months.

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