VISITING ROME PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Rome is the Eternal City of Churches, squares, long leisurely dinners, cobblestoned streets, medieval quarters, fashionable evening strolls, Renaissance palaces, and splashing fountains. It is also the Head Quarters of the Catholic Faith.
The Nigerian Embassy to the Holy See: This mission started in August 2012 with the arrival of its first resident Ambassador. The embassy is open to all pilgrims and visitors between the hours of 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday for support and assistance.
The chancery is situated just some few meters from the Saint Peters Square (Via Borgo Santo Spirito, 16) and you can contact us at this number: 06. 6839.2018
Transportation in Rome
How to get to the city from the airport
The main airport Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) is located about 26 km from the city center. The center of city is easily reached by:
Train: At the airport’s railway station the Shuttle-
Buses: Leonardo da Vinci airport can be reached by different bus lines both public and private (ticket from €5 to €8)
Taxi: The fares from Fiumicino for the service are: to Termini station €40,00; to Ostiense Station €45,00; to Tiburtina Station €55,00 euro; to Ciampino Airport €50,00.
The other airport is Pastine (Ciampino), where most charter flights land: it is about 20 km from the Rome and it is well connected to the city center.
Ciampino railway station is reached by special buses from the airport. Trains, which leave every 15 minutes, take 10 minutes to get to Rome Termini (Metro A & B). The price of a train ticket is €1.30.
Buses for Ciampino railway station leave from the square in front of the airport and are:
THE SCHIAFFINI – ATRAL SERVICE: Ciampino Airport – Ciampino FS Railway Station (Gate 02 departure Atral service)
From 5.20 a.m. to 9.50 p.m. (week days) and until 10.35 p.m. (weekends and on holidays).
Ciampino FS Railway Station – Ciampino Airport From 5.50 a.m. to 10.20 p.m. both on weekdays as well as on weekends and holidays the fare is €1.20 per passenger per trip.
Times and fares may be subject to change.
Rome’s Termini Railway Station is also easily reached by bus. The journey takes around 40 minutes and the companies running the service are the following:
LINEE SCHIAFFINI – ATRAL Ciampino Airport (Departures from public transport stop in front of the arrivals exit, Gate 2) -
TERRAVISION SERVICE: Ciampino Airport (outside of departure area) – Rome Termini Daily from 4.30 a.m. to 9.20 p.m. Journey Time: 40 minutes Rome Termini (Via Marsala No. 29 F/G in front of Terracafè)Ciampino Airport Daily from 8.15 a.m. to 00.15 a.m. Ticket Prices: Adult One Way €4 Online purchase, save € 2,00 on one way ticket to central Rome-
SIT BUS SERVICES ROME TERMINI RAILWAY STATION – CIAMPINO AIRPORT
Rome Termini: Departures in Via Marsala No.5 (in front of the Hotel Royal Santina) – Ciampino Airport: From 4.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. Travellers are advised to be at the bus stop 3 hours prior to flight departure, 15 minutes prior to the departure of the bus.
Journey Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on time and day.
Ticket: €6,00 ("Roma Pass" holders are entitled to a €1 discount)
Ciampino Airport Rome – Termini Railway Station 7.45 a.m. to 11.15 p.m. Journey Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on time of da.
Ticket: €4 ("Roma Pass" holders are entitled to a €1 discount)
Times and fares may be subject to change. Further information and the latest updates may be found at www.sitbussshuttle.com
Termini station. This is Rome's central point for most arrivals and departures and is chaotic most of the time. It has been cleaned up a lot and now has a lot more shopping facilities as well; it is located at Piazza dei Cinquecento. It is also the location where the two subway station lines (Linea A and B) cross, which take you to different parts of the city. Subway stations are marked with a large white "M" in a red square. It has interactive maps and quite a bit of useful information for the tourist. I highly recommend you familiarize yourself with this important station. Waiting until you get there can be rather hectic because it is massive with people and luggage in every direction. It can be a bit confusing if you don't know what you are doing.
A note of warning: Be especially careful as with any tourist arrival and departure point in any major city. Although the police have cleaned the area up within the last couple of years, you need to be on your toes. Tourists are a major prey of pickpockets and thieves as there are often major distractions in dealing with luggage, figuring out which way to go, getting to the taxi cab queues, etc. Groups of children wanting to pickpocket you or take your luggage while you are eating at a stand-
Going around Rome
The public transport in Rome is made up of two underground lines, buses and trams.
Underground from 5.30 a.m. till 11.30 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays till 1.30 a.m.):
Line A (red) Runs between Anagnina-
Line B (blue) Runs between Rebibbia -
Line B1 (blue) Runs between Conca D’Oro-
Tickets valid for all public transport within Rome
BIT (€ 1,50) Valid for 100 minutes
BIG (€ 6) Valid for the entire day
BTI (€ 16,50) Valid for 3 days
CIS (€24) Valid for 7 days
Otherwise you can purchase a Roma Pass, costing 30 Euros, which enables card holders to use public transport for three days running, as well as benefit from discounts in museums, at tourist sites, shops and theatres.