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TAXI


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In a hurry to get about town and don’t want to use public transport? Call a taxi company. The sole number to dial a taxi is 060609.

For a list of the 65 taxi ranks in Rome and further more detailed information about the service, visit website www.060608.it.

For full info about fares go to www.comune.roma.it.

Taxis licensed by Rome City Council are white and have a sign bearing the word “TAXI” on their roofs. The symbol of Rome City Council is clearly visible on the front doors and the license inside the back left. Other vehicles may well be driven by unauthorized persons and the fare could therefore be a great deal higher.

When possible, it is advisable to go to a taxi rank or call for one by telephone. A taxi may be booked for airports, railway stations and hospital via Radiotaxi. As explained below, a further cost is added when calling via Radiotaxi.

The Rome City Council number to telephone for a taxi is 060609. An automatic answering machine (in Italian only) asks that the number of the city borough from the call be dialled so that the nearest taxi rank may be contacted.

The fares are based on the following criteria:

Fare details:

SET FARE:

– Set fare on departure during weekdays (6 a.m. – 10 p.m.) €3

– Set fare on departure during weekends (6 a.m. – 10 p.m.) €4.50

– Set fare on departure at night (10 p.m. – 6 a.m.) €6.50

HOURLY RATES:

– Hourly rate Euro/per hour applicable for a speed less than 20 km./per hour €27

SOLE PROGRESSIVE TAXI METRE RATES:

– T1 for speeds higher than 20 km per hour: € 1,10 per km.

– T2 for speeds higher than 20 km per hour: € 1,30 per km

– T3 for speeds higher than 20 km per hour: € 1,60 per km

T1 becomes T2 when an amount of € 11 is added to the initial set fare on the metre display ; from this moment the second fare rate kicks in (T2= € 1,30) until the metre shows another added amount of € 13; from this moment the third fare rate kicks in (T£= € 1,60) until the end of the journey.

REDUCED FARES:

A 10% reduction of the amount displayed on the taxi metre is applicable in the following cases:

–  journeys to hospitals in Rome

– for women travelling alone at night

– for youngsters leaving discos on Friday and Saturday nights subject to prior agreement having been stipulated with club in question.

MAIN TAXI RANKS

Largo Torre Argentina (between Pantheon & Trastevere), Piazza Fiume (Villa Borghese), Piazza Venezia, Piazza G. Belli (Trastevere), Piazzale Ostiense, Piazza S.Silvestro (Fontana di Trevi), Piazza dei Cinquecento (Termini Station), Piazzale della Stazione Tiburtina, Metro A Anagnina, Piazzale della Stazione del Lido (Ostia), Piazza Risorgimento (Vatican).

USEFUL ADVICE

– Make sure the taxi metre (placed above the dashboard or attached to the upper part of the front windscreen) is switched on prior to starting journey, if not ask driver to get it going.

– Always ask to be given a receipt. The receipt must include the following information: details of the journey, the licence number, the fare and the driver’s signature.

– In the event of a problem or dispute, call Traffic Wardens at the number of 0667104282 or send an e-mail to tutela.consumatori@comune.roma.it and report it on the site www.turismoroma.it.

–   Complaints/Demands for compensation may also be sent to:

Dipartimento Mobilità e Trasporti, Commissione di Garanzia,

Via Capitan Bavastro 94, 00154, Roma.

–    Taxi drivers may not refuse service; may not select passengers; may not carry more passengers than is indicated in the vehicle’s logbook; must charge the amount indicated by the taximeter except for those routes where there is a fixed tariff; must request that passengers fasten their seat belts if they have not done so.


Bus, Tram, Metro


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Sightseeing Rome on foot is indeed an exhausting enterprise. The public transport system of the underground, trams and buses gets you to the major tourist sites and attractions quicker. Bearing this in mind, we suggest purchasing a Roma Pass, entitling card holders to use public transport, as well as benefit from discounts in museums, at tourist sites, shops and theatres.

A wide range of different kinds of tickets and season tickets are available with the Metrebus Roma system.

– BIT (€ 1,50)  Valid for 100 minutes from the moment it has been stamped

– ROMA 24H € 7,00

Valid 24 hours from first validation and for unlimited travel within the city of Rome

– ROMA 48H € 12,50

Valid 48 hours from first validation and for unlimited travel within the city of Rome

– ROMA 72H  € 18,00

Valid 72 hours from first validation and for unlimited travel within the city of Rome

– CIS (€24,00 ) Valid for 7 days from the date it has been first stamped, meaning until midnight of the third day including the day it was stamped, for an unlimited number of journeys

Further information may be found on the website

www.atac.roma.it


Tourist Buses


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ROMA CRISTIANA

Discover the Eternal City on the Open Bus Vatican&Rome. With the convenient Stop & Go formula (Hop-On/Hop-Off) you can get on and off at any of the stops strategically placed in the most interesting areas in terms of the city’s religious and historical importance.

While you are sitting comfortably on the bus, you’ll be able to enjoy a fantastic panoramic tour and take advantage of the audio guides available in eight languages which will accompany you as you visit the capital. Website

CITY SIGHTSEEING ROMA

“City Sightseeing Roma” bus tours takes visitors on a journey through the Eternal City’s history. On the double-decker open bus, painted in traditional red, City Sightseeing ©, comfortably seated tourists are able to admire the splendours of the city’s churches, monuments, palazzo, piazzas and the streets of Imperial Rome, Christian Rome, Baroque Rome and Contemporary Rome. Website

CARRANI TOURS

Tours discovering Rome’s main sites Website

GREEN LINE TOURS

All aboard a double-decker bus for an all-embracing tour of the splendours of Rome. Sit back and enjoy a trip to the Eternal City’s main cultural and historical sites. Website

BIG BUS TOURS

Big Bus Rome enables to discover the Eternal City from an open-top double-decker bus and to learn the history through an entertaining audio guide available on-board in 9 Languages. Bus stops are conveniently located near the most popular landmarks and attractions. Big Bus Classic, Premium or Deluxe tickets will enable customers to Hop-on Hop-off at their own pace at any stop during the ticket validity. Customers will also enjoy some free add-ons included in all ticket types: free guided walking tours available every day, on-board free Wi-Fi, an useful bus tracking system. Deluxe ticket also includes an exclusive additional line which rides along the Ancient Appian way and reaches the hidden Christian Catacombs! For further information website

I LOVE ROME – PANORAMIC OPEN TOP BUS TOUR GRAY LINE

A splendid panoramic view of the city from the top of a double-decker tourist bus. The service offers the possibility of visiting Rome from the confort of sitting on the bus or use the “Hop-on/Hop-off” formula that allows you to reach quickly all the wonders of the eternal city. Website