Last year I was in Rome and nearly walked myself off my feet for 38 hours over the course of 3 full days. I loved the city and all the amazing sites it has to offer, so much that I am heading most the way around the world again this year for a bit longer. I dont think I really want to be walking myself off my feet again this time around, but it sure allowed me to get good nights sleep.
Does someone know of a site, which lists the stops on the subway lines, and the bus route numbers, and lets you know what there is to see if you get of at ..... station, and what there is to see if you catch route .... bus? I've done a bit of googling, and there is one site that lists many attractions and on some of them it tells you what stop to get off, but most it doesn't. Even if a site exists that lists all the attractions in and close to Rome, and directions of how to get to them. Last time I got one of the free tourist maps, and walked to every place on the map and more but that doesn't cover everything worth seeing. I know that I missed seeing the Catacombes whilst in Rome, which if it is anything like the one in Paris that I have seen pictures of, I'd really like not to miss this time around.
If someone can tell me how to get to that on the subway/bus routing from Termini station that would be one of the places I'd need to know directions of.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
you can download some maps of the city with the different transports (download "metro e ferrovie regionali" (subway and local railways) and "rete tramviaria" (Tram))
I don't know web sites which list the monuments and the public transport to reach them.
If you wish to visit something in particular, you can tell me and I'll try to search the public transport for you.
Catacombs: there are many in different sites of Rome. Which one would you like to visit?
Maybe in you first visit you miss Appia Antica Park:
There you can find catacombs:
Catacombs of Domitilla Via delle sette chiese 283 (bus n. 714 from termini station)
catacoms of Santa priscilla (via salaria 430:from termini station bus n. 92 (14 stops, get off at "priscilla Stop)
catacombs of Santa agnese fuori le mura (from termini station bus n. 36, 90 express): in this case, also the church of Santa Agnese is beautiful, as well as the attached Mausoleo of Santa Costanza. (both founded in IV century a.C.)They preserve magnificent ancient mosaics.
the following is the list of the most important catacombs in Rome:
Catacombs of Domitilla
Catacombs of Priscilla
Catacombs of San Callisto
Catacombs of San Sebastiano
Catacombs of Sant'Agnese
Catacombs of San Lorenzo
Catacombs of San Valentino on Flaminia road
Catacombs of San Pancrazio
Catacombs of Santi Marcellino e Pietro
If you like undergrond Rome, I suggest you to visit Celio's Roman Houses :
Thanks, Amanecer -- that is excellent information!!
I'm sure it will be a HUGE help!
Two other spots that most tourists pass, but both of which are well worth your visit, are EUR (Esposizione Universale Romana, Mussolini's contribution to the 1936 World Exhibition), and Ostia Antica, one of Italy's finest and least-visited roman excavation sites.
about Ostia antica I can add that you can reach it by motor vessel:there cruises on the river Tevere.