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Jan 7th, 2011, 01:35 PM
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Is there a weekly metro pass in Rome?

My husband and I will be in Rome for 5 days, including a 1 day trip to Naples, and want to know the best way to get around the city. We are in great shape and don't mind walking, but wondered if there is a week pass for the metro? We are doing the basic Rome sites... thanks for your help.
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Jan 7th, 2011, 01:36 PM
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Oh yeah, we will be there in May and our apartment is near the Campo dei Fiori.
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Jan 7th, 2011, 01:50 PM
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Yes, there is a weekly pass metro/bus/tram pass, but it's doubtful you need one. I would look at the Roma Pass instead which covers 3 days (consecutive) of transportation and free admission to two sites with discounts at other sites after the free admissions. Best value use of the pass is the Colosseum/Forum/Palantine (counts as one entrance, but you can revisit also) and the Borghese (reservations required).
http://www.romapass.it/p.aspx?l=en&tid=2

The metro isn't extensive (only two lines) and not close the Campo.

The CIS is the weekly pass.
http://www.atac.roma.it/index.asp?p=14
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Jan 7th, 2011, 02:26 PM
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There is also the Roma Pass but its not always a good deal you will have to see if it works for you. Transport and Museums and some other reduced fees. http://www.romapass.it/p.aspx?l=en
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Jan 7th, 2011, 02:45 PM
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Here's the details from ATAC site for weekly pass good on buses and metro.

CIS - Integrated Weekly Ticket

How much does it cost?
€ 16.00

How long does it last?
For 7 days from the date indicated by the ticket holder and for an unrestricted number of journeys.

Where can I buy it?
- ticket offices and shops



Where can I use it?
On public transport within Rome:

- on buses, trams, trolleybuses and Cotral coaches
- on the metro lines A and B
- on Met.Ro regional trains: Rome-Lido, Rome-Viterbo, Rome-Pantano
- on Trenitalia regional trains (travelling second class)

And here is another tourist pass good for 3 days:

BTI - Integrated Tourist Ticket

How much does it cost?
€ 11.00

How long does it last?
For 3 days from the date indicated by the ticket holder and for an unrestricted number of journeys.

Where can I buy it?
- ticket offices and shops



Where can I use it?
On public transport within Rome:
- on buses, trams, trolleybuses and Cotral coaches
- on the metro lines A and B
- on Met.Ro regional trains: Rome-Lido, Rome-Viterbo, Rome-Pantano
- on Trenitalia regional trains (travelling second class)

(For each kind it says the start day is made by validating it on the bus or on the metro.)
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Jan 7th, 2011, 07:10 PM
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Thanks for the Roma Pass advice. I think that will be great for us. Is it easy to find a place to buy it once we arrive in Rome or do you suggest buying it ahead of time?
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Jan 7th, 2011, 07:21 PM
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You can pick up the pass at these locations:
http://www.romapass.it/p.aspx?l=en&tid=8

You can also buy a 1 day transport pass.
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Jan 7th, 2011, 08:24 PM
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I bought my Roma Pass in the metro station at the Colosseum stop.
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Jan 8th, 2011, 01:05 AM
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Being in Campo dei Fiori, you're a long way from the closest metro station. But the Roma Pass or a weekly ATAC ticket are also valid on the buses, regional trains inside Zone A, and the trams. Rome is an easy city to walk, but it doesn't hurt to be able to ride the bus home after a long day of "walking" the city.

Fortunately, the Campo area is well served by multiple buses. The 87 bus can get you to the Colosseo; the 492 directly over to the Vatican Museum area; the 62 to St. Peter's Sq... and of course, the #8 tram to Trastevere! The 116 bus cuts right through the Campo dei Fiori and can get you through downtown and over to the Galleria Borghese! Campo dei Fiori is close to Largo Argentina which is a major bus hub. There are many types of tickets - See http://tinyurl.com/rome-tickets for more info.

The Roma Pass can be a great option. You might also consider the Roma&Più Pass. This is an "extended" version of the Roma Pass which covers the region of Lazio. If you're headed to Tivoli, for example, this pass covers your travel. And it only costs E2 more than the Roma Pass. It is also sold at the PTI's (Tourist Info Centers). See: http://tinyurl.com/Roma-Piu or http://tinyurl.com/romapass-tips .

You can buy your bus/metro tickets at kiosks all over town. There are two kiosks in the Piazza at Largo Argentina. Here's a link explaining how to use them: http://tinyurl.com/bus-kiosk

Riding the bus or metro is easy in Rome - once you get acclimated. It can certainly save your feet! You might look at these two links for more info on the buses and metro systems. The pictures of the bus signage in the first link were taken at Largo Argentina: http://tinyurl.com/rome-bus and http://tinyurl.com/rome-metro .

Because you are in town a full week, there are other discount tickets available to you. Read this link for more info: http://tinyurl.com/rome-discounts

I would not buy the Roma Pass ahead of time, because you'll be directed to go to specific PTI's to get your pass. It's much more convenient to pick one up upon arrival at FCO - The PTI there is in Terminal 3 arrivals and opens at 9 AM. ( a picture is here on this link: http://tinyurl.com/FCO-meet)

There is a convenient PTI on the opposite end of Piazza Navona from you and one on Via Dei Corso- the main drag. If you arrive by train, there is a PTI in Roma Termini opposite track 24; near the rental car desks. You can purchase passes also at many newstands and free-standing kiosks. So there are many options available to you. Good Luck!
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Jan 8th, 2011, 05:28 AM
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>>>Because you are in town a full week,<<<

I don't think you read the post. They are not in town a full week. They are in Rome a total of 5 days and one of those days is a day trip to Naples so they really only need Rome transport for 4 days.
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Jan 8th, 2011, 08:07 AM
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Then the options detailed above - with the exception of a Weekly CIS pass - would still apply. I'd position the Naples trip to still get three consecutive days if youy purchase a pass. But based on where you are staying, you may be better served just to walk to Largo Argentina and purchase a daily ticket (for €4) and use as necessary!
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