- By Kevin
- On Jul 25, 2017
- Travel Tips
Rome offers a variety of ways to see all of its exciting attractions. The Metropolitana, or Metro for short, is Rome’s extensive subway system. It is a fast way to get around the city and stations are located close to many of the most frequented tourist attractions. Just follow the Rome tours guide to find the dream destinations in and around Rome.
There are two lines, Line A and Line B; you can buy single fares or daily or weekly passes. Buses and trams complement the Metro system although they are a slower way of getting around than by using the Metro. Like the Metro, you can buy single fares for the buses and for the trams, or you can buy passes.
Walking is one of the best ways to see Rome: many of the main attractions are relatively close to each other. The other advantage to walking is that many of the attractions are located in traffic-free zone, making walking quite easy.
Walking and using a bicycle are good ideas for getting around Rome because of its many medieval alleys and small piazzas. Bikes can be rented and there are designated bike lanes in Rome. Driving a car in Rome is not recommended: drivers are aggressive and parking is scarce. If you need a taxi, ask your hotel or restaurant to call one for you. There are several tourist buses that offer a stress free way to see Rome.
Rome is a large city divided by the Tiber River: on the west side is the Vatican and on the east you’ll find most of the ancient attractions. The sights in Ancient Rome include the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Palatine Hill, and the Circus Maximus. The Corso and Spagna neighborhoods are known for the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.
Navona and Campo are home to the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and the Campo de’Fiori. Vatican City is a separate country sitting in the middle of Rome. Here you can see St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the famous Swiss Guards.