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Approx. taxi fare Termini to hotel Giardino?

Old Jan 7th, 2007, 08:26 AM
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Approx. taxi fare Termini to hotel Giardino?

I'm thinking of taking the Leonardo express train from FCO to the Termini in Rome, and then a taxi to the hotel. Can anyone give me an estimate for this taxi ride? I did a mappy.com to check the distance and it's just a tad over a mile. My other choice is a shuttle service.

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Old Jan 7th, 2007, 10:07 AM
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Monica I have twice taken a taxi from Termini to St. Peter's Sq passing by the area where this hotel is and my fare at the end has been under 8e.

But usually it seems that tourists with luggage who take taxis from the taxi queue *in front* of Termini 'get taken for a ride' moneywise (I believe they set the meter at 2 which charges a higher fare).

I have taken a quite few taxi rides from Termini when I have stayed in the area and have never been overcharged.

The only difference being I didn't have luggage and I have always gotten my taxis at the small taxi queue outside the side entrance on Via G. Giolatti.

So if you are arriving during normal hours and not on a Sunday or Holiday and with 1 piece of luggage in the trunk (1.04e surcharge) and have an honest taxidriver and no major traffic problems your fare should be ~6+ euro.

If you go with the shuttle buses aren't they charging ~32e? If that's true why not go with that limo service that charges 35e. Regards, Walter
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Old Jan 7th, 2007, 10:12 AM
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I've taken that ride. It will be 5E or less depending on which way the taxi driver takes you. A dishonest one might run it up to 8E by looping around the area.
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Old Jan 7th, 2007, 11:38 AM
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Thanks for the comments.

Walter, what's the name of the limo service that charges 35Euros?

Thanks!

Monica
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Old Jan 7th, 2007, 12:47 PM
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www.romeshuttlelimousine.com/
Regards, Walter
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Hi Monica!

Great! You are going to stay with Katy and her helpful sons and staff! I think you will really like Hotel Giardino. Are you going solo again?

My taxi from Termini with 1 sm suitcase cost 5.5 E.

Remember, don't ride with anyone who approaches you and tries to escort you to their taxi!

Buon viaggio!
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Old Jan 7th, 2007, 06:26 PM
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Thanks Walter for the link - I'll check it out.

Dayle, not sure yet if I'm going solo. Hubby is currently furloughed and when he gets his job back he may or may not get any vacation time (this isn't the first time this has happened). I'll be crusining the Med & Black sea with friends, so I won't be 100% solo (4 nights pre-cruise in Rome!). Read good reviews of the hotel, so I'm pleased with my selection. Seems like a good location too and some good restaurants in the area. Another couple is planning to cruise too but the husband may back out (job-related), so we might share a cabin.

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Old Jan 8th, 2007, 07:48 AM
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Have a wonderful time Monica! Looking forward to the trip report!

Be sure to ask Hotel Giardino for directions to Ristorante Scaramberg for dinner. Authentic Roman.

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Old Jan 8th, 2007, 10:25 AM
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Thanks Dayle, I'll check out that restaurant. What kind of pricing?

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Old Jan 8th, 2007, 06:03 PM
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Monica,

I liked it enough that I had dinner there twice. Once solo (approx 30E for 1/2 bottle wine, appetizer, main and desert, but another night with 2 couples I met at the hotel. What a great time we had! It's in a completely untouristed, cobblestone, narrow street and family run, very old Roman family.

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Old Jan 8th, 2007, 06:08 PM
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Dayle,

The place sounds perfect! Great price too for what you ordered.

Grazie!

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Old Jan 8th, 2007, 06:12 PM
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PS: I did a Google but couldn't find the restaurant. Is the spelling correct?

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Old Jan 23rd, 2007, 12:24 AM
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Taxi Help. I have copied Walter's directions on this link, but I am arriving on a Sunday at Termini and noticed that this might change things (hotel is less than 2 miles from station). Also I am departing the hotel to the airport on a national holiday. Sounds like romeshuttlelimosine.com is the best option for hotel to airport. How about Termini to hotel on Sun?
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Old Jan 23rd, 2007, 03:59 AM
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Monica, try Vicolo Scanderbeg. I know this small street because there is another restuarant that I liked located there. (Piccolo Arancio).
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Thanks!

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Old Jan 25th, 2007, 06:28 AM
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Hi again Monica,

I'll pull out my Rome Streetwise tonight and look. I know I don't have it right, but I don't think scrunchy does either. Vicolo Schamburg or berg? Piccolo Arancia was good too! There is a pasta museum across the street from the restaurant in an ancient building of the same name.
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Old Jan 27th, 2007, 10:32 AM
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Hmmm, a pasta museum! Sounds interesting!!

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Old Jan 27th, 2007, 11:49 AM
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Here, Monica. Enjoy!


http://www.museodellapasta.it/index.php

It is on Piazza Scanderbeg.
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scrunchy,

Good work! I wish I had known about the pasta museum earlier, I would have visited. Of course, it was closed by dinner time.

buon apetito, Monica!
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Old Jan 28th, 2007, 06:51 AM
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Thanks for the link!!

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