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May 13th, 2014, 09:34 PM
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Hop on Hop off bus tours??

Can anyone recommend a good "Hop on Hop off" bus tour for Rome? We're taking our family of five to Italy in a few weeks, and would like to take a bus tour of the city on our first day. It's our first trip to Italy, Rome being our first destination.
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May 14th, 2014, 12:03 AM
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Can't comment on Rome. But we did a hop on hop off bus tour in Verona, and it gave us a great understanding of the geography.

A very good way to orient yourself, a good idea to do it first thing.
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May 14th, 2014, 12:12 AM
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I think so too, Peter. Haven't done one in Rome, though.

Interesting to do one in your home city & hear the comments tourists hear.
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May 14th, 2014, 02:20 AM
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Probably the best one is the 110 Open tour, which is operated by Rome's public transportation authority.

http://www.trambusopen.com/en/home.cfm

You can choose to make a single circuit with no hopping, or buy a full-day or two-day ticket. You can also combine it with the archeobus, which visits the Via Appia Antica and other sites to the south of the center, including some of the catacombs.

Hop-on, hop-off bus tours are not able to get very near many of the touristic sites in central Rome, because of narrow streets, pedestrian zones, and anti-pollution measures that have greatly reduced the number of stops they are allowed to make. For that reason, I wouldn't advise using these services as a means of getting around the city.
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