Transportation in Rome

How to easily move in Rome using bus, train and metro

Traveling around the city is relatively easy. Taxing is a convenient way, but always taking a taxi can be very costly. Another way to travel around the city is to get a public transportation card. Purchasing the pass is pretty cheap and can be used for all of the local busses, metro, and regional trains. To get directions on how to get from one place to another via public transportation can be found on Google Maps or another app called MoovIt. Both of those apps are free and give step by step instructions on how to get to your destination.

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What are some other good destinations aside from Rome

One-day trips or longer stays

Rome is a large hub for other destinations, so the possibilities are endless. Visiting cities in Italy, like Venice, Pisa, Milan, and Genoa are convenient by either train or plane. If you are looking to go outside of Rome then flying to other countries is not a problem. Rome has a large international airport as well as a smaller airport with hundreds of flights each day going all over the world.

If you are looking for close and inexpensive day trips from Rome then you should consider going to Calcata, Sermoneta, Ostia Antica, Tivoli, and Villa d’Este. Longer and slightly more expensive destinations to see are Florence, Amalfi Coast, Naples, Sorrento, etc.

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Where is the best place to exchange currency?

If you do not use a Credit Card

There are a couple of different options to exchange currency. One option is to do it in your home country by going to your local bank. Another option is to go to an ATM in Rome. You can find ATMs by looking for the word “bancomat”, which means ATM machine in Italian. Going to an ATM is more beneficial and cheaper than currency exchange companies or banks, even with the foreign transaction fee. Credit Cards (expecially Visa and MasterCard circuits) are accepted in most shops and restaurants and are a good solution to avoid cash.

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What is the temperature like in Rome?

Is Rome sunny, rainy, windy?

Temperatures in Rome vary depending on when you plan to visit. The coldest months in Rome are in the winter like December, January, and February. During these months the temperature ranges from about 30-60 degrees Fahrenheit, or 2-13 degrees Celsius. Cooler months include spring and fall months where the lowest temperature is typically around 43 degrees Fahrenheit (6 degrees Celsius) and the highest temperature usually reaches around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). The hottest months to visit are of course in the summer. The temperature begins to increase in May and significantly increases throughout June and continues all the way until September and sometimes even October. During the high season the temperature usually doesn't drop below 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit (11-14 degrees Celsius) and can reach 90-100 degrees Fahrenheit (32-37 degrees Celsius). Rainy days are very few in summer - less than 6 per month. The most rainy period is from late October to mid January.

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