ROME TRAVEL GUIDE
ONE DAY IN ROME
Getting around in Rome
Rome’s Metro (Metropolitana) has 2 lines. Works for its construction began in 1930 and the first line was connecting the Termini station with the then recently planned area E42 in the southern suburbs, where the international fair of 1942 would be held. Of course, this one never took place due to the war. The line was finally inaugurated in 1955 and is today a part of Line B. Line A opened in 1980, from Ottaviano station up to Anagnina station, and was later expanded.
The tram of Rome has 7 lines that serve fairly well the historical centre of the city. One of these lines connects the city with its second airport.
Buses serve nearly the entire city of Rome and coaches the entire Lazio area, while from the Tiburtina station depart coaches for all Italy. Eurolines is the main company that undertakes trips to European destinations and it departs opposite the Tiburtina station.
There are frequent train connections to all Italian and European cities from the Termini station. The station is located northeast of the Palatine Hill and the Ancient Forum. The trains are sufficiently accommodating and fast.
The main road connecting the northern and the southern parts of Italy is the Autostrada del Sole, which is also connected with the ring existing around Rome. The traffic congestion caused by the automobiles during the decades of 1960 and 1970 led to the introduction of a zone of restricted circulation around the historic centre of the city from 6 in the morning to 6 in the afternoon. Zones of restricted circulation were also introduced, later, during the night in various areas, like in Trastevere, due to the increased traffic by those out for their evening outings, as well as around the centre. Finally, parking-meters have been imposed on many parking places, but still the traffic problem of Rome has not been solved yet.
ndependent Travel Guide.2008