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Rome bus 110 tour..has anyone used it? please review novice plan!

Rome bus 110 tour..has anyone used it? please review novice plan!

Old Mar 17th, 2004, 04:04 PM
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Rome bus 110 tour..has anyone used it? please review novice plan!

My son and I are in Rome for only 1 day/night on a Sunday in July.We arrive FCO at 0630 hours.
I'm considering taking the ATAC bus 110 hop on/off tour of Rome at 0900 hours.
The trouble is, different sites say different days and times it is available.
Lonely planet states it is a daily tour 1/2 hourly, other web sites state it does not run on Sundays etc...
Has anyone used it?
Plan Z is that we do it ourselves.
Catch bus 64 from Termini to St Peters (Vatican closed on this particular Sunday)
Bus 64 from St Peters to Pantheon (it closes at 1300 hours on Sundays)
walk to Piazza Navona/Trevi Fountain
?bus 117 to termini walk to Hotel which is on via Milazzo/shower/rest
train to Colosseum (closes 1900 hours)
train to Spanish steps and them walk back to hotel
Any suggestions???
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Old Mar 17th, 2004, 04:30 PM
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Hi kimerley-

I tried to look up info on bus 110 on ATAC's website, but it doesn't say whether it runs on Sundays or not. In my 2004 Rome Guidebook (it'll remain nameless, but it's not LP), it also states bus 110 runs daily.

Hopefully someone knows the answer. I did find a phone # on ATAC's website. So if you don't get a definitive answer, you can always try to call & ask:

TOURIST LINES
Information and reservation of tourist lines 110
Archeobus and Basilicas
39.06.4695.2252
Everyday (09.00-20.00)

If you end up taking bus #64, it is the pickpocket bus. Be careful.
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Old Mar 17th, 2004, 04:42 PM
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thanks YK re bus 64..maybe better to catch the train to Ottaviano (and miss the sights along the way)and then walk to Piazza Navona from St Peters???
I'm slightly all planned out!
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Old Mar 17th, 2004, 04:52 PM
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I don't really know the answer to your question, but if you haven't already gone to this web site, it might help:
www.romeguide.it. There's a section for transportation or tours that gives some info about the "Stop n Go" bus, the Trolley, and other means of sightseeing. Under the "Transports" section there's something about the 110 bus. It says it goes daily from Termini - either starting at 9 or 10 depending on the month.
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Old Mar 17th, 2004, 04:54 PM
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thanks Roothy,
my problem is that there is so much information re bus 110 but it is all conflicting.
May be someone will reply to this post who has used bus 110 on a Sunday in July!
cheers
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Old Mar 17th, 2004, 05:48 PM
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tt..really need help
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Old Mar 17th, 2004, 06:01 PM
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Why don't you start over.

The only time constraint you have is the Pantheon.

I'm assuming you are not waling around with luggage and are starting out from the area near Termini.

It's a 20 minute walk to the Victor Emanual monument and the Piazza Compidoglio. Spend a little while there. You can see the Colosseum in the distance and come back later in the day.

From there it's a 15 minute walk to the Pantheon. You are now directly between Piazza Navona (5 minutes) and the Fountain of Trevi (5 minutes the other way).

From the Fountain you are about 15 minutes to the Spanish Steps. Spend some time soaking this up.

You are now 25-30 minutes from St Peter's via Catle St Angelo.

Depending upon your timing you might want to go to the Pantheon, Fountain, Pizza Navona, St Peter's and then over to the Spanish Steps.

From the Spanish Steps it's not that far to Termini. You can rest at the hotel.

Then over to the Colosseum and back to the Capitoline Hill and the Forum.

We were in Rome two years ago. We walked the whole city each of 3 1/2 days. Rome is a big city but the above sights are not very far from each other. Possibly St Peter's is a bit out of the way.

Good luck with another idea.

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Old Mar 18th, 2004, 03:22 AM
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Kimerley - If your first stop is St Peter's you can go there by train from FCO, with a change of train at Trastevere. For times see
www.trenitalia.it

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Old Mar 18th, 2004, 03:26 AM
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many thanks for your suggestions. I've actually "done" these sights in July 2001 but obviously not in one day... but this is the first time for my 15 year old son.
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Old Mar 18th, 2004, 11:38 AM
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topping for kimerley
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