Getting to ROME 2021

The centre of Rome is quite compact and most of the historic districts can be easily reached on foot. In fact, the area is quite pedestrianised so you are more likely to reach your destination on a horse drawn carriage than by taxi.

Getting Around Rome

The centre of Rome is easily navigable on foot. Taxis are plentiful if you need to venture further afield.

Trams Rome

The network of buses, trams, metro and trains covers the whole city .


Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO)

The fastest transportation is an express train departing every hour for Termini Station in the centre of Rome or the Sabina-Fiumicino line (FM1) which leaves every 15 minutes; the trip to Termini takes 30 minutes and the fare is around €11 while the FM1 is €5.5 to various destination outside the city centre.

There is a late night bus service to Tiburtina Station which can be arranged from near the arrivals terminal. A taxi service costs about €50 for the 40 to 60 minute drive to the city centre and passengers should use metered taxis only.

(PS – You may want to bring some extra luggage..the Shopping at the airport is unbelievable. if you like your designer labels, then you really are in for a treat. It is the only airport we landed at that has the sign of a designer over the name of the airport, as opposed to the airport name!)

Giovan Battista Pastine Airport (CIA)

Rome Ciampino Airport, is the secondary international airport of Rome, the capital of Italy, behind Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport. situated 6.5 NM (12.0 km; 7.5 mi) south southeast[1] of central Rome. This is one of Ryanair’s main hubs in Italy.

Buses travel between the airport and the Anagnina metro station, as well as to the local train station, from where metros or trains connect to the city centre.

Terravision (tel: 06 7949 4572) offers a direct service from the airport to Termini central station, as does the less regular Schiaffini service. There is also a bus shuttle service.
Taxis are available for for the 40 minute ride costing €30 which is the quickest and easiest way to get to the city centre although rush hour traffic should be avoided. Metered,official and pre-booed taxis should only be used.

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Getting around ROME

The best way to see Rome is on foot. To get an overview of the city try the hop-on, hop-off tour buses. For metro connects you to all the major sights in the centre of the city.

Rome Metro

Rome’s metro is quite compact as it has underground ruins to contend with, but its also quite efficient at getting you from A to B.

Hop On Hop Off Bus

The Hop On/Hop Off bus is a great way to get an overview of the city layout. Take a seat upstairs to get the best views!


The historic centre of Gay Rome is compact and manageable on foot and most of it is closed to normal traffic.


Driving in Rome is an experience to be avoided so if arriving by car it’s best to park it and use public transport to get around.


The network of buses, trams, metro and trains covers the whole city from 5.30am to midnight (metro to 11.30pm) and night buses take over until about 5am covering the main routes. The bus service is cheap and reliable, albeit slow due to traffic congestion. The 110 Open is a bus service that stops at all the city’s main sights, departing from Termini Station square every 20 minutes.


Explore Gay Rome at your own pace on an extensive hop-on hop-off itinerary through the heart of Rome. The buses are open top which allows you to enjoy full 360 degree panoramic views as you travel along your route. You have the choice of a 24 or 48 hours ticket with which to make use of the 17 stops in the most beautiful, cultural and evocative areas of the Eternal city. The tour operates 365 days per year. You can Book Your tickets online here and avoid the queues!


The metro only has two lines, but is the easiest and fastest way to get around and is convenient for several attractions. Tickets cover all forms of transport and must be pre-purchased and validated at the start of every journey; there are daily tickets valid for unlimited rides, or standard tickets valid for one metro ride or 75 minutes on buses.


Taxis are notoriously expensive and display a list of surcharges; they are difficult to find on the streets or even at taxi stands and are best ordered by the hotel concierge or at restaurants. Note that the meter gets switched on immediately so the time it takes to arrive is added to the bill. If hailing one on the street use only the official yellow and white taxis, make sure the meter is on and have small change handy.

Book Tours & Cars in Advance & Save!

If you want to save time then book your tickets for museums, shows and more in advance. You can also book scenic bus tours and guided tours to all of the major sights with our partner.

Recommended Hotels in Rome

The street in front of the two cafe-bars Coming Out and My Bar, Via di San Giovanni in Laterano, which is sometimes called Rome’s Gay Street is where all of the action takes place in the city!

J.K. Place, 5 Star
Great Breakfast!

J.K. Place Roma

Offering stylish rooms with free WiFi, J.K. Place Roma is located in the heart of Rome with the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon each a 10-minute walkaway.

Hotel Artemide, 4 Star
Warm Welcome

Hotel Artemide

The Artemide is in a 19th-century building on the vibrant Via Nazionale. A free minibar and free Wi-Fi access are available in each of the elegant rooms.

Una Roma Hotel, 4 Star
Close to gay district.

UNA Hotel

UNA Hotel offers contemporary design and bright interiors, plus a private parking garage and air-conditioned rooms with hardwood floors.

Yes Hotel, 3 Star
Great Value

Yes Hotel

Set on a quiet street just 183 m from Rome’s Termini Station, the boutique Yes Hotel has contemporary rooms with satellite TV and air conditioning.

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