TRAVELING WITHIN THE CENTER OF ROME
Those who can and would like to visit the whole city centre by foot will be able to do so without problem, walking to Trastevere through the Ghetto and Tiber Island, or reaching the Pantheon, Navona Square, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps.
And why not push yourself slighting and walk to Venice Square and the Campidoglio, with its unforgettable views over Ancient Rome, all the way to the spectacular Via dei Fori Imperiali to which Colosseum and Palatine Hill serve as magnificent backcloth? Do not miss a walk along Via dei Fori Imperiali, which has only recently been converted to a 100% pedestrian zone on Sundays and public holidays (during weekdays, only public transport and bicycles are allowed and then only on a stretch of the road); the night version of this exclusive Archaeological Park is sheer magic thanks to the new lighting designed by the famous, and three-time Oscar® winner, cinematographer Vittorio Storaro!
Those instead who prefer using public transport will find the Roma San Pietro train station right outside the Holiday Home SPQR door, and will be able to choose between bus no. 64 (which crosses the city centre on its way to Termini Station), and a train that in just two stops offers connections to the Subway and Bus city networks, reaching the city centre with a single ticket (named BIT, costing 1,50€ and valid for 100 minutes on the city stretches of all regional trains, busses and subways).
Regional trains FL3 and FL5 stop very frequently at the Roma San Pietro train station, which is literally downstairs. These trains lead to other city stations (Trastevere in just one stop, Ostiense in two, Termini and Tiburtina in four) from where you will be connected to the local transport network (subway, busses, trams), with the national train network and with the bus shuttles to both airports. If you only use the regional trains, you may purchase the tickets online at 1,00€ each on this website http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en, keeping in mind that train tickets are not valid on the subway/tram/bus network.
To see a detailed map of these regional trains CLICK HERE!
Several public busses are available in the vicinity: in addition to no. 64 (which has its terminus just 50 metres from your Holiday Home and crosses the city centre), you can also jump on busses no, 916, 98, 982, 881 and (on Sundays and public holidays) on no. 190; such busses can be caught at just 150 metres from the Holiday Home on Via Gregorio VII, and stop at different central areas of the city. The already mentioned BIT ticket must be purchased before getting on the public transport; these are on sale at tobacconists and at several newsstands, and in all subway stations there are automatic vending machines accepting coins and banknotes.
In addition, it is also possible to purchase tourist tickets for public transportation that are valid for 1, 2, 3 or 7 days and up to one month, as well as that of visiting Rome by other methods (public taxi, private limousine, theme busses…). You’ll soon find more precise information on our blog.