Automobile: Driving is discouraged. Rome is a labyrinth of streets
where it is very difficult to navigate (even for locals). Access to the
historical center is limited only to authorized personnel only (Police,
emergency, resident of the historical center). Parking is also a major
Bus (urban lines): To visit the historical center the bus is a
valid alternative to the subway. The J2, J3, J4... etc. lines have been
created for the Jubilee of 2000, and they are reserved for the visitors.
The normal city bus passes are not valid on these lines, so the Romans
cannot use them. They are always vacant (also very expensive...). The
line 110 offers a particular service: with a ticket of 15.000 lire this
bus will take you for a 2 hour tour around the city and stopping in the
most beautiful places. There is a tour guide who explains the various
monuments. All the tickets (110, J2 or normal lines) can be purchased
in "tabaccheria" (tobacco shop) before departure.
Subway: 2 lines, line A (red-orange) and line B (blue). The quickest
and easiest way to enjoy Rome. Most major attractions can be accessed
easily by riding the underground (subway). A description of the stops
of the subway and the attractions have been inserted in a special page.
The tickets may be purchased underground, in "tabaccheria" or
in the news stands shops. There are daily, weekly and monthly tickets.
Scooter: If you have the right spirit, you can rent a scooter.
Rome is overrun by these two-wheeled machines. It's now a common site
to see, side by side, a 14 year-old boy and 60 year-old gentlemen stopped
at a traffic light. To find a rent a scooter in the historical center
is very simple. The scooter resolves the problems of the traffic and the
parking, but unfortunately you will still have a problem finding your
way around the city.
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