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Help with getting around Rome

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Help with getting around Rome

I will be visiting Rome in June for a conference at La Sapienza university (Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5 00185 Rome, Italy).

I'd like to stay at a hotel that is more centrally located and close to tourist landmarks, but one from which I can easily access the university via train or bus.

Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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1. Re: Help with getting around Rome

The 492 bus and 3 tram/bus both go near there. You can catch the 492 at Largo Argentina or Piazza Venezia or near the Trevi Fountain, which are the heart of the center, so any hotel around those 3 areas would be great. Also, the Metro B line Castro Pretorio stop is near La Sapienza

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2. Re: Help with getting around Rome

Thanks for the response, Penny07!

Is one preferable over the other (bus/tram vs. Metro)? In terms of safety, frequency of service, price, or the proximity of the stop to the university?

Thanks again!

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3. Re: Help with getting around Rome

not sure exactly where near la sapienza the 492 stops, i believe it goes down Viale Pretoriano and then turns onto via Tiburtina.

The 3 goes down via Dei Reti and then up via Regina Elena, however this was originally a tram that was a bus for many years and I believe now it is being transitioned back to a tram so I am not too sure if it affects the route.

The 3 would be useful if you are near the Colisseum, Trastevere, San Giovanni or the eastern side of Villa Borghese.

The Metro would be handy to go to the Colisseum, the Vatican or Piazza di Spagna.

The bus is better simply because you get a better view -- the Metro would abviously be faster to reach certain sites such as the Vatican. They both cost the same and a 1.5eu ticket can be used for 100 minutes on as many buses or metros as you can take in that time frame.

They are both fairly safe, but you have to guard your valuables like a hawk, because there are many pickpockets.

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4. Re: Help with getting around Rome

Penny is mostly correct about the single tickets. They can be used on as many buses and trams as you can fit into 100 minutes, but they can be used for only one metro ride; that is, one entry into the metro system, although you can change from Metro A to Metro B, and from Metro B to Metro B1, without triggering a new entry.

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