Sunday, May 06, 2007

Rome Transportation

I am putting myself in charge of public transportation on the Italy trip. If we're not being driven somewhere by our private driver (Rrrenzo) :) I need to know how we're getting around. This is Rule Number One of international travel: How you are getting from Point A to Point B. (Rule Number Two, of course, is keep a journal of your trip, but I've preached that one enough.) :)

So here's some helpful links just for me to refer to later if needed...

I found this helpful page about Rome city buses.

Here's a subway map, as well as info about tickets. (1 euro per 75 minute ride? Whoo hoo!)

And here's a cool Google Maps map of Rome. I noticed our apartment is right by train tracks. Yiee.

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Anonymous Joan said...

Have I told you lately how fabulous you are? Here I've been fretting about our upcoming honeymoon - how we'll get around, what we'll do and when, etc. And you go and post these wonderful resources.

We've decided we don't like our actual travel agent. She's difficult to get hold of, she's scatterbrained, and she hasn't really given us much information. Basically, all she's done is book the plane tickets, hotels, and train tickets from London to Paris and Paris to Rome. No real help with getting around when we're there. I'm even concerned about how we're going to get from airports & train stations to the hotels & vice versa. Her flippant little "you can take a cab or train" wasn't the information I was hoping for.

But YOU, Kristi, are a doll. This information is actually something I can use. Once I have time to really peruse it, that is. But thank you. You don't happen to have such things at your fingertips for London or Paris, do you? ;)

And didn't you also mention at some point that you have some rudimentary French and Italian language courses? Could I perhaps borrow those for a month? I'd like to at least make an attempt so we don't seem the stereotypical haughty Americans who expect everyone to speak English.

Thanks again, and I hope you have a blast on your trip. Take lots of pictures & come home armed with suggestions, please! :)

5/11/2007 10:16 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Wow, your travel agent, really uh, sorta sucks. :) "You can take a cab or train" doesn't help at ALL. Where do you catch the cab? Which train? There could be several different lines running from that station. Paris has the metro (subway) and the RER (suburbian trains). Where do you get tickets? Etc. Has this person traveled at all?? :) This is the stuff you HAVE to know!

Here is a website for the London Underground and here is a tube map. (Way more complex than the Roman subway!!) The tube is pretty fun to take. If you like subways. :)

And here is the info on the Paris Metro as well as a map. And here is a great website about getting around in Paris.

Hope those help you as well!!

5/11/2007 8:28 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Oh, and yes, you are totally welcome to borrow my Italian self-teaching course after I return from Italy. :) Italian is pretty fun to learn, I've been enjoying it... I just hope I remember at least some of it when I get there!! :) I don't have one for French, but I do have a French-English dictionary and a book of French verbs, both of which you are welcome to if you want to look at them. Just let me know!

5/11/2007 8:34 PM  

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