ROME HAS QUITE the reputation for its busy and often confusing roads, so before you start-out into the city, it is advisable to collect a map from your hotel to avoid adding unnecessary delays to your busy schedule.
One of the real gems on offer when it comes to finding your way around Rome is the Roma Pass. If you’re staying in Rome for more than three days, for the cost of €36 you will be entitled to free admission to the first two museums or archaeological sites visited, full access to public transportation, reduced museum tickets (Vatican Museums not included) and music events.
It has to be said that cars are perhaps the worst way to see Rome, unless you have at least two weeks in the city, in which you can master the complicated Italian way of driving. When driving in Rome, it is commonly accepted that the driving is done in a very chaotic way, and taking it in turns to let people go in front of you is very rare.
Also take note to be particularly careful when driving in certain parts of Testaccio, as certain parts are limited purely to residents and therefore you could find yourself with a hefty fine.
Taxis are perhaps the most expensive way to get around Rome, however, when taking into account both the convenience and speed which is important when you need to get across the city to meetings quickly. Rome’s taxis run on meters and will typically only pick you up from taxi stands; these can be found easily all around the city in the piazzas.
Once you are in the city centre, it is perhaps most advisable to move around on foot. However, it is important to remember that you will often find yourself sharing space with cars, as the green man light that usually indicates it is safe to cross is the same for traffic turning right. It is definitely important to always be very aware of your surroundings in this city bursting with life.