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1. Posted by maba (Inactive 227 posts) 10y

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Is there a ticket available that covers all of Rome's public Transport?.
We will be there for 1 week and would use a ticket that covers that period.

2. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

Hy maba, there is a 7 days pass (CIS, 16 euros) that allows you to use underground, public buses, trains around the city (lines FM1, FM2, FM3, FM4, FM5, FM6, FM7, FM8, THAT CONNECT THE CENTER of Rome with peripherical suburbs).
You can usually buy at newsagents, tobacco shops or at the Metro SPa offices, located in principal stations where underground stops.
(there are also daily tickets and 3 days pass)

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4. Posted by maba (Inactive 227 posts) 10y

Mille Grazie,
We will get the 7 day pass so if we get lost or tired (from walking) we'll just compose ourselves, have a coffe then catch Public Transport back to our accomodation.

Really looking forward to Italy & Roma - we arive 4 weeks today.

5. Posted by nutsnbolts (Respected Member 155 posts) 10y

Maba:

Have you been to Italy before? We will be arriving there as well in a matter of 4 weeks. My wife and I are looking into renting a car so when we leave Rome in 3 days or so, we can just take off without any hassle. In addition, we want to have the feasability to just drive out at night and back home at our leisure.

Is this a good idea or not? I'm not sure but public transportation seems to be a must in the city of Rome?

6. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

in the city of rome in my opinion is really suggested to use public transports (and to walk, as well!):)
outside the city is a good idea to rent a car. connections during the night are very rare, especially in little towns (basically they aren't).And also during the day, reaching little towns by public transport is really hard.

7. Posted by nutsnbolts (Respected Member 155 posts) 10y

Amanecer:

First off, thank you for your diligent contributions to questions. Some may be repetitive, however, you have provided me with many insights as opposed to the guidebooks I currently have.

To say the least, my persistent questioning leads me to ask these because I don't want to ruin my experience. In addition, my wife is pregnant so I don't want to be walking miles on end or hope into the wrong public transportation and waste time. That, of course, could be said in making wrong turns with a car.

I am stuck in between two different mentalites. One being the state of mind of New York City, where if you were to visit NYC, you will say to yourself, there is no way I would have a rental car here in the city. That city is all about mass transportation 24/7. Even at night, there is no hardships in finding transporation back to your hotel or to any destination within the city.

Then I have this other mentality where, once in Portugal, mass transporation was abundant, however, having a car also is nice to experience because you can visit certain parts of town without any hassle. Parking was not hard to find, etc. as oppposed to NYC where you would pay 50 US dollars 80+ euro's to just get parking if you even find one.

Rome, I'm not sure if it's one or the other. For the local Italian's, mass transporation must be easy. Which can also be said with New Yorkers in getting around NY. However, even if you decided to get a rental car in NYC, you will still have problems in getting around. A car is a burden in NY.

Now, is Rome like that?

I hope I have explained myself more thoroughly here. I don't know how to phrase this question but your insight with Rome is definately point taken. We will try to do some walking around Rome, which is a must for us, but also, be able to get around fairly on our own accord without any hassle.

8. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

well, the pregnancy of your wife could put the things under a different point of view..public transports are often very crowded (especially in the morning and evening, at offices time). And can happen to wait for a bus a bit.

in the other hand driving a car in rome could not be a glad experience, especially if you come from NY: big city, big road, traffic enough ordered( in my italian opinion of the traffic!:) )

Romans have a bad style of driving, and of parking as well...they don't respect you if you are driving slow because you don't know where to go...they sorpass you sometimes from left and right side, the motorbikes are the worse in that sense. And road signal are not so clear, or sometimes there are not....
So that, I don't suggest you to rent a car, especially to visit the centre or the most important sites, located more or less close to subway. Outside rome things are really different (there we drive in a normal way!).
night buses in rome pass every 30min..more or less.

I don't want to describe you things like a nightmare, at the end 2 millions of romans drive in the city everyday and most of them are safe..but I would like that you be aware of everything, before making a choose.

9. Posted by nutsnbolts (Respected Member 155 posts) 10y

I have spoken to some of my friends and actually one of the couples went to Italy. They suggested to me that I don't rent a car like you have suggested, however, if I needed some "Freedom" transporation that I look into scooters.

What are you thoughts about this?

10. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

scooters..maybe better, you will have less problems for parking. But as for traffic, you've to be very careful. They drive fast, in any case.[better don't take them off :)]