I was hoping somebody might be able to help me with this? I am going to Brazil from London but have a 14 hour layover in Rome. I was wondering if anybody who's been there knows how long it takes to travel from airport to the centre and the other way around. Do you think it's worth getting out of the airport to see a bit of the city? We will have all of our luggage already checked in, so on the way back all we need to do is go through security.
If you have any suggestions of what should be our priority on such a short period of time, please write me a few lines
It takes about an hour to go from the airport to Termini (the main station) in Rome. If memory serves me correctly, trains run about every 30 mins but I don't know if they run for 24 hours. I am sure you can look up the timetable online. From Termini, most of the attractions such as the Coliseum and Trevi Fountain are within walking distance (I would allow about 30 mins to walk to the Coliseum from Termini). I suggest you pick up a map of Rome either at the airport or Termini. The Vatican is probably too far to walk but you can always take a taxi.
Yes! Definitely use those 14 hours to take the train from the airport to the Roma Termini. The trains run constantly and are inexpensive.
From the Termini you can walk to the Coliseum (about a 15 minute walk) or over to the Piazza Navona area for a snack or to the Piazza del Popolo area near the Borghese Gardens for a leisurely stroll. It's such a walkable city if you're up for it! Or take the subway (or a taxi, but those are expensive) over to the Vatican!