Mass Transportation Systems in Rome

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Mass Transportation Systems in Rome

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  • lydloc
    Swindon, UK28 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Buying your ticket from the machine is very complicated and takes ages, so we missed one train while we were still trying to get our tickets. The service is described as first class, but it really isn't (apart from the inflated price of 14 euro). Yes, it is fast and efficient, but you are rammed into a carriage with hundreds of other people and bags. Does the job though.
    Written February 12, 2024
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  • w1sj
    Essex, VT209 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting train trip. The Frecciarosa is billed as the fastest train in Europe. At times, it did get up to over 150 MPH. But there was frequent slowing down. The ride was not all that smooth - kind of reminded me of Amtrak. It is certainly not like the smooth ride on the Shinkansen (bullet train) in Japan. The layout of Trenitalia is not efficient - the stations in Roma and Fierenza (Florence) are one-way, requiring the train to reverse direction to leave. The schedule was spot on when we travelled on Wednesday. However, delays were frequent on Friday. Fortunately, we didn't travel on Sunday when the operators went on strike, which we learned is a frequent thing. The kiosks where tickets are bought required a lot of training to use. I finally became an expert at it.
    Written December 30, 2023
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  • Dilla L
    Putrajaya, Malaysia2 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    if you choose hotel near this area (Novotel La Rustica Rome), there are no way you want to go to city center using cheeper solution. there are 2 train station which is here and la rustica iur. But both have no counter to buy tickets to rome city center (rome, tiburtina or rome, termini). no booth or no whatsoever. They only have machine to validate the ticket. So you need to take a cab to tiburtina station and it will cost you more in the rush hour because of the traffic jam.
    Written December 11, 2015
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  • Richard Grififn
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates5 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    7 hour journey from Geneva to Venice, no Wifi... oh is not working, not what we expected at all, very disappointing, especially as we should have been working.
    Written February 13, 2024
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  • Wally070
    Adelaide, Australia142 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    The train was overcrowded and the was no room left to secure our luggage. There were constant notifications of delays which was not accurate and eventually the screens went dead. The over officious officer forced us to secure our luggage in a compartment of another coach, did nothing about the passengers loading their luggage in the wrong overheads and when I had to retrieve it in Rome I had a real struggle to reach it and injured myself pulling it out of the storage area whilst jostling with disembarking passengers. We will never use Italo again.
    Written August 16, 2023
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  • ΑΚΑΛΑΝΘΙΣ
    Litochoro, Greece717 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the third time I visit Rome and the picture of the metro is getting worse and worse . Ok the metro was always on time but the places were dirtier and dirtier
    Written February 9, 2024
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  • Skeney57
    Sydney, Australia21,993 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    I've left my review of Rome's metro subway system to the very last. What started with great promise on the first trips to Circo Massimo & Repubblica at fairly reasonable 1.5E charges, quickly deteriorated with typical Italian flair! I have travelled the metros in London, Paris , Berlin & New York to name just a few , with large crowds but Roma takes the cake. The crowds were pretty intense but little, if none, official supervision. At Spagna station I was the victim of a pickpocket, who I grabbed but my wallet had already been passed on. The Cops, in this case, Carabinieri, were absolutely hopeless! Prancing around in their colourful uniforms but didn't want to action my report? Quote: "Signori, not our problem, go to Polizia!" To compound the issue, I wasn't allowed to enter the Polizia Station to report the theft as I had no Identification? Having your wallet stolen with all your ID kind of leaves with no ID!! So my advice to fellow travellers is to give the metro a miss and walk as the busses are not much better and the Rome Police forces are a joke!
    Written August 11, 2023
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  • Βασιλης Χ
    2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    If i could give minus review I would have done it… No one explained us how the tickets on the bus worked nowhere in the bus have instructions and the machines are in Italian language.. We bought tickets from a Tabacco corner , also the guy didn’t speak English or somehow tried to explain. We got on a bus full of people..
    If the amount of people a bus can fit is 30-40 people we were at least 100-150 people in the bus. We where in the side of the driver it had a red machine wich you can scan your tickets in a few minutes some guys of ticket control came and when we got asked about our tickets and tried to explain them that we are tourists and no one explained anything, they told us that there is a yellow machine in the back of the bus for tickets the red one is for prepaid cards ! But they couldn’t do anything but give me and my wife a fee of 105€ per person and they told us if we could pay on spot it was around 55€ per person… The amount of money is unacceptable especially when they don’t care about the proper instructions or the amount of people that shouldn’t be so crowded for safety reasons and all they care was the fee… I didn’t pay and I don’t plan to pay. I love Rome it was my dream to visit but these guys is a very good reason not to come back ever again
    Written February 15, 2024
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  • Branimir V
    Zagreb, Croatia8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Twice was in Rome, thank you for making me feel so comfortable in, this was one of the best trip ever caused by You and Yours drivers... see you soon
    Written October 16, 2018
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  • familywith3boys
    Chicago126 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent nearly $2000 for Eurail passes and reservation fees for a family of 4 (plus one "free" child under 12 so 5 people total but only 4 we had to pay for) for "5" days of travel between France/Italy/Austria/added a 4th country never went to because no pass for just "3 countries". Any of the desirable trains (like high speed or night trains) required mandatory reservations which made this cost so much. Also, many routes excluded. For example, we wanted to take a night train from Paris to Italy-- NOT INCLUDED!-- just with a 25 % discount. So we had to take a night train to Nice instead. Guess what happened when we arrived at the Paris train station for our night train to Nice? We found out there was a strike and our train would not leave that night. They had us sleep on a non moving train! And they locked the bathrooms and only gave us access to the bathrooms at the train station. We then had to take a train in the morning to get to Nice (luckily it was high speed and we go there by 12:30 pm).
    The train from Nice to Florence, however, had great views along the coast.
    We realized what a poor value the Eurail was within a few hours of buying. I called them the next business day and was told I could return but had to pay a fee (something like 15% of the $1600 fee paid [that was the price before the reservation fees]).
    My husband and I had traveled Eurail in the 80's and 90's and wanted to show our kids rail travel in Europe. I think I could have gotten better price by going directly to the rail website vs. Eurail.
    Written July 10, 2015
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