Parking in/near Rome

Nov 27th, 2007, 07:40 AM
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Parking in/near Rome

Yes, I understand that it is foolish to take a car in Rome, but we got a great deal on a long-term rental, so we don't want to split it up into two rentals. Does anyone have any good ideas for parking either in, or near Rome. We are going to be there for 3 days and do not plan to access the car during the stay, so we are fine parking in the outskirts if we can get reasonable transportation into the city. We would also like to hear about good options for Florence.

Thank you very much.
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Nov 27th, 2007, 09:42 AM
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I would contact the concierge of your hotel. They can give you the best info of either a nearby garage you can put it in - or where on the outskirts makes sense in terms of getting public transit to the hotel.

(We've had a car while in Rome several times and always do the former. Once the bellman even took it to the garage - since he said there were a lot of one way streets and it would be much easier for him.)
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Nov 27th, 2007, 09:50 AM
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Hi tyler, we always had a rental car in Italy and when in Rome the hotel we stayed at took care of parking it "somewhere" for the duration of our stay. A hotel employee would bring it back to the hotel when we checked out. This might be the simpliest for you if your hotel offers this service.
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Nov 27th, 2007, 11:37 AM
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Probably the easiest thing to do in Florence is to park the car in a garage just outside the Porta Romana and walk into town. It's about 10-15 minutes, depending on how fast you walk, to the Ponte Vecchio. And you can get to almost any hotel or apt in the historic center in another 10-15. Or, with luggage, take a taxi if you wish. You can park near the train station, but then you get involved in navigating city streets that are often one-way, closed during certain times, etc. Lots of people end up getting lost or at least frazzled that way.

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Nov 27th, 2007, 12:25 PM
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We parked a car overnight in a garage near trevi fountain, but I don't remember the name or exact address. There is also a garage near Borghese Gardens. try googling 'Rome parking garages'.
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Apr 14th, 2008, 11:22 AM
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Has anyone tried parking at the Borghese park? Would this be a doable distance if our lodging is near the Spanish Steps?
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Apr 14th, 2008, 01:04 PM
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We have parked many times at the Borghese car park. You stay more on the outskirts to get there and when you park walk out of the underground to the place where you pay when you return---also where you can rent a car---and start walking down the steps moving or non till the bottom.turn right walk out and you are at the Spanish steps. Very easy if you are staying in that area. Easy when you leave. Cheryl
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Apr 14th, 2008, 01:24 PM
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I have parked at the Borghese car park too, it is not far and a nice stroll. It is safe and clean.
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Apr 14th, 2008, 02:11 PM
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And don't forget that non-resident cars are not allowed to drive in the historical center.
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