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Rome: From Termini to Sofitel at Villa Borghese

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Rome: From Termini to Sofitel at Villa Borghese

We are arriving on a Sunday at Termini in Rome by train from Bologna, from where we proceed to the Sofitel at Villa Borghese. What are our alternatives to get there? We will each have only carryon luggage, nothing excessive. Is there an easy transfer and route by the metro?

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1. Re: Rome: From Termini to Sofitel at Villa Borghese

You don't say what time you arrive. If you have roller luggage and the weather is fine you could walk it, less than a mile. There are some metro stations fairly close to the hotel, but not real close, and you would be finding your way after exiting the station.

For me I would cut out the metro part and just take a taxi. Again, for a low budget it can be walked.

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2. Re: Rome: From Termini to Sofitel at Villa Borghese

There is no convenient metro station. Walk out of Termini to the official taxi rank and take a taxi.

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3. Re: Rome: From Termini to Sofitel at Villa Borghese

Is it really less than a mile from Termini to the Villa Borghese? If so, that distance would be nothing for us to walk.

If we chose to take a taxi, approximately how much would the fare be? Are taxis in Rome metered?

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4. Re: Rome: From Termini to Sofitel at Villa Borghese

Sorry, my scale was off, it looks like just over a mile, but remember that you would be walking across some streets of heavy traffic, traffic lights, some twists and turns so it is not like a mile in the park walk.

You can get some idea from a map on the hotel website.

An official taxi I think should cost under 15 Euros

Edited: 22 September 2013, 01:42
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5. Re: Rome: From Termini to Sofitel at Villa Borghese

PS taxis have meters, as noted above use one at the official taxi stand in the front (not side) of Termini and make sure the driver has the meter on

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6. Re: Rome: From Termini to Sofitel at Villa Borghese

Given the distance and light luggage, taxi vs. walking depends on the weather and everybody's footwear and mood.

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7. Re: Rome: From Termini to Sofitel at Villa Borghese

It's actually pretty much a straight shot to get to your hotel. You only have one turn. If you come out of the termini and head to the Piazza dell republica and go straight you'll come to a fork in the road. If you take the left fork it will put you at the Piazza Barberini, which is fine, but if you go straight (Via Leonida Bissolati) you'll eventually hit the Via Veneto. Once you get to the Via Veneto just turn right and take your 3rd left (Via Lombardia). At the end of the street on the right is the hotel.

You could also take the metro to the Piazza Barberini stop and then head up the Via Veneto until you get to Via Lombardia if you don't want to walk that far.

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