Rome is a city rich in monuments, artistic places and other beauties. Most
of these are located in the historical centre.
The best way to visit Rome is on foot: churches, squares and monuments
are easily reachable. There are 3000 restaurants, including pizzerias,
taverns, exotic places, picture-galleries, ice-cream shops.
Rome is the capital of the religious art and in the historical centre there are
more than 400 churches rich in paintings and frescoes.
As regards to the culture, there are 50 museums and picture-galleries, 200
contemporary art galleries, 42 public and private libraries, 80 theatres or
theatrical clubs and more than 140 cinemas.
The cost of the surface and underground transportation is the same.
Tickets of different time limit and itinerary are available at ATAC counters,
news-stands, tabacconists and automatic ticket dispensers, but not in
buses. All tickets must be validated at the beginning of the first trip either at
underground station or on buses.
Please note that tickets must be bought before boarding on the bus.
Licensed taxis are white, have a name, an identification number, and are
equipped with a taxi-meter.
Do not trust people who approach you offering private taxi service. In the
city centre there are a number of taxi-ranks, like for example in Piazza della
Repubblica, Piazza Venezia and Largo Argentina. A taxi can be called at the
following telephone numbers: 063570, 064994, 065551.
Please remember that in this case the taxi-meter is turned on when the taxi
picks up the call. Because of the frequent changes made to the rates, you
should read carefully the information shown inside the taxi.
The 2 line system has an X shape, with both lines meeting at the Central
Railway Station Termini.
The first line, line B south, goes from Laurentina to Rebibbia.
Line A links Anagnina, in the south, with Battistini, in the northwest.
The metro operates from 5:30 until 23:30 hrs. (0:30 hrs. on Saturdays) every
3-4 minutes during rush hours, every 5-6 during the day and every 8-10
minutes early morning and late evening.