Walking Distances - Rome

Apr 6th, 2011, 07:11 AM
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Walking Distances - Rome

I am trying to get a feel for distances in Rome. Our hotel is near the Pantheon. Can anyone tell me approximate walking distances from the Pantheon to

a) Termini
b) Vatican
c) Colosseum

I understand Rome is a big city - and I am trying to get a feel for when we will want to walk and when we will want to use cabs/metro/bus.


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Apr 6th, 2011, 07:44 AM
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Hi Rick,

Of course, a lot depends on how fast you walk, how hot it is, how easily distracted you are (which I always am in Rome!!)
I usually stay in roughly the same area as the Pantheon and I would estimate about 30 minutes' walk to the first two (in opposite directions, of course) and perhaps 40 minutes to the Colossem.

A better guide than my guess-timates is to use Google maps. You put in your destination, click "directions" and also select the little stick figure of a man walking. Then it will give you a suggested route and an approximate time to walk.

Here's a link that hope will get you started:http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

I think you're wise to try to get a sense of distances before you arrive -- Rome's historic centre is really quite compact and it can be difficult, just looking at a map in a guide book, to figure out how long it really takes to get anywhere. I've taken the bus or cab only to realize afterwards that it really wouldn't have been far -- and much more interesting --to have walked !
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Apr 6th, 2011, 08:10 AM
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It's about a 30 minute walk to all three (in three different directions).

I would walk whenever you are not super rushed and it's not raining. There is a LOT you will see (and want to stop for) when walking from your hotel in any of these directions (and do choose a different route should you decide to walk back afterwards).

It's about a 10 minute taxi ride, should you decide to go that route - a bus could take longer depending on how long you have to wait for it or how often it stops.

I would just plan on walking most places, you are staying in a most central area. Those "distractions" mentioned by sacc can be some of the best parts of your trip. Wear comfy shoes and take it all in.
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Apr 6th, 2011, 09:35 AM
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You can use the pedestrian feature on mappy.com to figure walking routes/times. Maps don't take into account the type of walking (it's different/more tiring walking on cobblestones).

You can use a similar feature on the Rome transport website ATAC.
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Apr 6th, 2011, 07:24 PM
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maps.google.com ...select the little man logo for pedestrian route...
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