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Getting There

Rome - Getting There

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Rome has two airports that service the city. The Ciampino Airport is the smaller of Rome's two airports. It serves many of Rome's budget airline companies. Below is the contact information for the Ciampino Airport:

Rome Ciampino Airport
G B Pastine-Ciampino
Via Appia Nuova
I-00040 Rome Ciampino
Italy
Phone# (+) 39 6 7934 8521, (+) 39
Website www.adr.it (Click on the "English" icon to translate the page into English)

The second, and larger, of Rome's two airports is Fiumicino Airport. Below is the contact information for this airport:

Rome Leonardo Da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
via dell'Aeroporto di Fiumcinio 320
00050 Fiumicini (RM)
Italy
Phone# (+) 39 (06) 6595 1
Website www.adr.it (Click on the "English" icon to translate the page into English)

Rome also offers a variety of ground tranportation for navigating the city. Taxi, metro, and bus service is available for transportation from the airport, as well as around the city.

The Metro, or Metropolitana, has two lines. The B Line runs Northeast to Southwest. The A Line runs Northwest to Southeast. Expansions are currently being made on the Metro to offer more convenience for guests and residents of Rome. Visit the links listed below for more information on the Metro system and purchasing tickets.

www.romebuddy.com/givesadvice/metropasses.html
www.metroroma.it/MetroRoma/HTML/EN

Rome also has many bus lines that run city wide. The city even has electric buses to cut down on pollution.

Although buses offer a cost effective and easy way to get around the city, they are very often crowded, particularly during the mornings and early evenings, and do not always run on schedule. For more information on Rome's bus lines, visit the sites listed below.

www.slowtrav.com/italy/rome_transportation/bus.htm
www.enjoyrome.com/tourist/cityguide/public.transportation.html

As an expat, owning a car or scooter in Rome is definitely an option to consider. However, traffic in Rome is often very busy and congested. Also, traffic accidents are quite common. Unless you need to get to the outlying areas of Rome frequently, or you intend to travel to other parts of Italy, owning a car or a scooter may be more trouble than it is worth. Many of the city's expatriates opt to use Rome's extensive and relatively efficient public transportation system to avoid the headaches of driving in the city.

If you do feel the need to have independent transportation, one of the simplest ways to do this is by riding a bicycle. This gives you the flexibility to use one way (senso unico) streets to avoid the majority of Rome's heavy traffic. You will be expected to ride assertively in traffic, but you will be afforded greater leeway than a motorist.



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