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Taxis or shuttle bus service

ORLAND PARK
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Taxis or shuttle bus service

My friends and I will be going to Rome in early September. We are schedule to take a cruise out of Civatavecchia and will be staying in rome for a couple of days after the cruise.

1. Does anyone know of a reliable taxi/shuttle service from Civatavecchia to Rome that is reasonably priced?

2. Does anyone know of decent hotels in the Veneto area of Rome with shuttle service to and from the airport that are reasonably priced?

Our cruise far includes shuttle service from airport to the dock and back to the airport. However, central Rome is about 45 minute from the airport and about 1 hour from the dock. We need to find reliable shuttle service that is reasonably priced for about 9 adults plus luggage.

Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Taxis or shuttle bus service

There are lots of reliable limo services available. You can do a search here on the boards and it will give you names. Try Stefano Costantino (Rome Cabs). He is very reliable and should be able to accommodate your group of 9 plus your luggage. Make sure it is a large size van so you can get your luggage in. You would probably need a vehicle that accommodates 12 passengers so your luggage will fit in. A regular van probably won't hold all of you plus the luggage. Have you checked the cruise line to see if they are offering any shuttles after the cruise? Sometimes they do.

Check www.venere.com for hotels. You can look by the area you want to stay in and it will give you prices. You can book and get an instant confirmation online also.

Shuttle service from the airport to Rome should not be all that expensive. We stayed at the Crowne Plaza St. Peter's hotel and they offer free shuttle service to the Vatican, into the center of Rome and to the airports. They are located about 1 1/2 miles from the Vatican. Also located on the bus and metro line. We took taxis at reasonable prices also.

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2. Re: Taxis or shuttle bus service

Thank You for the information. I have made note of the taxi service you mentioned.

As a matter of fact, we have been looking on Venere.com for hotels after our cruise in Rome.

The cruise line does offer shuttle service. We will get the shuttle when we arrive at the airport to the dock. But after the cruise, we are staying a few extra days in Rome. The cruise will give is transportation back to the airport which is about two thirds of the way back to the city. From there we were looking to catch another shuttle for the remainder of the way into the city. Or, if we can find reliable transportation, we will just go from the dock to the airport to save some time.

We were just wanting to find out about how much it would cost from each area. I have heard a lot of other posts say that it is easy to be taken advantage of if you don't know what the costs are. As long as we know about how much it will cost, we can negotiate a fair rate.

Any other tips would be much appreciated.

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3. Re: Taxis or shuttle bus service

I was just led to a site for Viator.com for booking tours and transportation.

Is anyone familiar with them and how they work. It looks to me like you just book it and hope there is something there when you arrive.

Any tips?

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4. Re: Taxis or shuttle bus service

I don't know about Viator. Haven't heard anyone book through them.

Here's a list of transportation companies (limos, etc.) that you might email and get prices from the port into Rome. This is what I did for our cruise last October. We booked w/ Claudio Caponero and we shared a ride to the port from Rome w/ 2 other couples and the charge was E160.00 for 6 of us. Of course, prices are probably more this year. Email a couple and do a comparison. Stefano is very reliable and if he's unable to accommodate the group, then he would suggest others for you.

As I noted in my earlier post, just be very sure they can accommodate your group of 9 w/ your luggage. We were a group of 12 returning from the cruise port to stay in Rome post-cruise and someone in our group had pre-booked a van to pick us up. When the van arrived, it was too small to handle 12 people w/ the luggage. We had to wait for a larger van to come from Rome to pick us up. When you email, tell them you would have 9 passengers and how much luggage. I would expect that you would pay more than E200 for a larger van. I am not sure of what the cost would be. Do a comparison w/ your emails.

We booked through Venere and stayed at the Crowne Plaza St. Peter's Hotel, which is about a mile and a half from the Vatican. It is a very nice hotel w/ large rooms and nice amenities. We didn't have to pay until we checked out. They also have free shuttle service to St. Peter's and into Rome and we got a free shuttle to the airport in the morning. That was very convenient for us.

I am not familiar w/ Veneto area but perhaps others may be. It would probably be more expensive staying there.

http://utenti.lycos.it/romecabs/

(Stefano Costantino)

His email: allagrande@hotmail.it

http://www.romeshuttlelimousine.com/

http://www.airportconnection.it/

http://www.rome-airport-shuttle.com/

http://www.romelimousines.com/

http://www.airportsedans.com/rome.htm

http://www.limoservicesrome.com/

http://www.limoinrome.com/home.htm

(Claudio Caponero)

http://www.romashuttle.com/content/rates.asp

Mary

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5. Re: Taxis or shuttle bus service

Here's the Crowne Plaza website if you would like to check it out.

http://www.romehotels.crowneplaza.com

It is on the bus route, you can take taxis for reasonable money but it is not in a walkable area.

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6. Re: Taxis or shuttle bus service

Actually, on Venere.com, it seemed that the Via Veneto area was less expensive for hotels. While still in walking distance to the main attractions, except maybe the Vatican, it seemed to have more less expensive hotels.

Via Veneto is northwest of the Colisseum and towards the outskirts of Central Rome, but is within walking distance of some of the attactions.

I printed out your list of shuttle services and will start to check prices.

Thanks so much!!!!

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7. Re: Taxis or shuttle bus service

Hi again, TJ,

Just checked out Veneto on Venere and it looks like there are many nice hotels located there. We didn't visit that area when we were in Rome so just couldn't verify anything for you. I am sure others may have some input. Unless you want to do a 4* or 5* hotel (much more expensive), look for a 3*. The hotel we stayed at in the Via Nazionale area (about 10 min. from Termini) was ranked a 2* but it was a very nice hotel.

You will hardly be in your room so as long as it's clean, that's all that counts. Good luck w/ your search. Let us know what you decide.

Mary

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