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Special taxi fares to/from Vatican

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Special taxi fares to/from Vatican

WARNING. We took a €9 metered cab from Spanish Steps to Vatican St Peters, looked at the queue, and decided to take a cab to the Vatican museums, since I am walking with a cane. The group of cab drivers said it was €18, as it was a long way around. I said that was too much, so started to walk away, when they reduced the fare to €10, which I reluctantly agreed to. The trip took 5 minutes for a 500 metre trip "as the crow flies". When we exited the Vatican museums, two drivers at the rank said there was a special Vatican fare of €18 to take us back to Spanish Steps. Has anyone else heard of this sting?

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1. Re: Special taxi fares to/from Vatican

There is no special fare between the Vatican and any part of central Rome. The fare should be as shown on the meter.

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That's a shame. I wonder if these cabbies realize what a bad impression they create with the tourists.

I think the cabbies at the vatican know that you are trying to get to the other side of the river so they can charge this exorbitant rate. The ones near Spanish steps will be metered since there are many cabs around.

We are staying near the trevi fountain and planning to see the museum on Friday night. We were planning to walk there late afternoon but take a cab back later in the night.

I had asked a Q about whether it is easy to get a cab back with 4 in our family sharing 1 cab. . But there was no response. Maybe we will take the metro instead.

How big are the cabs? Enough for 3 not very large people?


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we found catching a taxi in rome a bit hard-we learnt that it is hard to hail a taxi….they will not stop…so you have to go to a taxi rank and they will soon tell you which taxi you get into-

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You can easily get a taxi at St. Peter's square. They will fit four. Just be sure the driver turns on the meter. You can use worldtaximeter.com to get an idea of what the fare will cost. To get from St. Peter's to the trevi fountain should cost around 10 euros.

You can hail a taxi in Rome but it's difficult. It's easier to go to the taxi rank and get one there. Always take the first taxi in the rank.


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