When you visit Rome, you’ll have a jam-packed schedule. There’s so much to do and see that it’s virtually impossible to get everything done in one trip. One of the best ways to make sure you see as much as you can while you’re there is to plan your travel in advance. Luckily, there are many ways to get from A to B in Rome, so which ones are best?
Near most tourist areas there are plenty of bus stations within walking distance. During peak times in Rome, you can hop on an open top tour bus that travels through the city and drops off at each major attraction. It’s one of the easiest ways to get around because you don’t have to think too much about where you’re going. The bus just goes around in circles all day, so you’ll get to know where and when you want to get off and how to return to get back on. The downside is, the majority of tourists use this option, so you may be waiting up to an hour in big queues at peak times.
Many tourists don’t use the Metro because it can be difficult to grasp where you need to go at first. The signs are all in Italian and, unlike some other countries, there are no English translations available. However, once you realize the Metro only goes three different ways, it becomes easy to navigate via a map. It’s possibly the easiest form of transport through Rome, and the quickest. If you’re brave enough to have a go, the Metro is nowhere near as complicated as London’s underground, and the people are much friendlier.
Have you ever looked at Italians riding Mopeds through busy cities and wished life was that laid back where you are? When you visit Rome there are lots of places you can hire a Moped from for the duration of your stay. It gives you the freedom to get up and go whenever you want and to wherever you want. The only downside is the hectic Italian roads. It’s easy to get into an accident and require air medical flights to get back home. You’ll probably notice that a lot of Italian cars have dents in them while you’re there. That’s because the country as a whole are a lot less cautious on the roads. So, if you do decide to rent a Moped, be careful.
Of course, if you can afford it, there’s always the luxury of private transfer cars. Your hotel will be able to arrange a private car to take you to any destination in the city and return you to your hotel when you’re finished. It can cost a significant amount of money, but it’s one of the best ways to stay safe.
When you really want to take in the beauty of Rome, the best way to travel is with your legs. You can often miss hidden beauties by traveling any other way.
Enjoy your time!