Rome Underground quick guide: where to stop in Blue Line B

rome*No.1 Introduction

First of all welcome to the Eternal City, also known as Rome! Finally, after your travel plan (if you need some ideas/tips about what to see and to visit in 3 days in Rome), you are in Rome. In order to make your staying as comfortable as it has to be, I am going to write down some advices and tips about my favorite mean of transport in Rome: the underground.

 

Metropolitana (Underground)

This is my favorite mean of transport in Rome. Even if the underground has only 3 different lines (A, B, C) I suggest to you to use it as much as you can, since it can easily bring you in different parts of Rome and the service is often efficient.

 

 

*No.2 Linea blu, B (Blue Line, B)

(From Laurentina terminal to Bologna stop – then it splits in two directions: one terminal is Rebibbia, the other one is Jonio)

Timetable: Sunday – Thursday  5.30 – 23.30;  Friday and Saturday 5.30 – 1.30

 

*Basilica S. Paolo

This stop is the best for:

  • Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura (St. Paul’s outside the Walls), which is one of the four papal basilicas of Rome, the second largest after the St. Peter one

 

*Piramide

In here:

  • Piramide di Caio Cestio (Caio Cestio Pyramid)
  • Quartiere Testaccio (Testaccio district), a beautiful area of Rome, which I suggest you to explore

 

*Circo Massimo

Get off at Circo Massimo stop for:

  • Bocca della Verità (The Mouth of Truth), located in Bocca della Verità square, the site of the ancient Forum Boarium
  • Teatro di Marcello (The Theater of Marcellus), one of the most famous of the ancient Rome
  • Terme di Caracalla (The Baths of Caracalla), just 5 minutes away from the Circo Massimo metro station
  • Musei Capitolini (Capitoline Museums), which are located in Piazza del Campidoglio (Capitoline Hill), close to Piazza Venezia (Venice square)
  • Buco della serratura (The Aventine Keyhole), where you can have an unique view of St. Peter Basilica

 

*Colosseo

  • Colosseo (Colosseum), that you know for sure; it is also one of the new 7 wonders (if you have the idea of organizing a different trip and discover some of them, check out this magic list)
  • Arco di Costantino (The Arch of Constantine), a triumphal arch in Rome, near the Colosseo (Colosseum)
  • Fori Imperiali (Fori Imperiali Road), a road in the center of the city, from Piazza Venezia (Venice Square) to Colosseo (Colosseum): a must-to to do, where you will be directly projected in the ancient Rome
  • Piazza Venezia (Venice Square), where you could also see Altare della Patria (monument) and Palazzo Venezia (Venice Square)
  • Campidoglio (Capitoline Hill), is one of the Seven Hills of Rome, and in Campidoglio square it is located the city hall

 

*Cavour

  • Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore (Church of Santa Maria Maggiore)
  • Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli (Church of St.Peter in Chains), which is located in a beautiful district of Rome, named Monti. In this amazing Church, you can find one of the masterpieces of Italian art, il Mosè di Michelangelo
  • Domus Aurea (Latin, Golden House), which was the palace built by the Emperor Nero after the great fire in 64 AD

 

*Termini

This is one of the most strategic points of the city:

  • Shift from the line B to the line A of the underground (if you want to see the stops of the red line A)
  • Central Train Station of Rome – arrival/departure of many trains
  • Starting point of bus lines in Piazza dei Cinquecento (Cinquecento square), just outside the station. They bring you in several places in Rome
  • Go to Rome Ciampino Airport, by bus or train
  • Go to Fiumicino Airport, by bus or train. I usually take Leonardo Express train, which brings you to Rome Fiumicino Airport in around 30 minutes (it costs 14 euro, it is a one-way ticket)

 

*Castro Pretorio

  • Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma (Rome National Central Library), is one of the two National libraries of Italy, along the National Central Library in Florence. It is amazing, and it helped me a lot in writing my thesis at University. So I am very thankful towards it!

 

*No.3 List of available tickets

  • BIT – 1,50 € Euro

It can be used for 100 minutes from validation. Once it is signed, you can just move inside the underground, without going off the turnstiles.

 

  • ROMA 24H – 7,00 € Euro

It can be used for 24 hours from validation, for an endless number of trips

 

  • ROMA 48H – 12,50 € Euro

It can be used for 48 hours from validation, for an endless number of trips

 

  • ROMA 72H – 18,00 € Euro

It can be used for 72 hours from validation, for an endless number of trips

 

  • CIS – 24,00 € Euro

It can be used for 7 days from validation, for an endless number of trips

 

 

*No.4 Where to buy the tickets

  • Ticket machines (located in each station)
  • Ticket office (located in most stations)
  • Newsstands
  • Tobacconist’s

 

Remember: Underground tickets are also valid for bus lines

 

 

*No.5 Key words

And what about learning some Italian keywords before your trip? Of course, here you go!

  • Entrance – Ingresso
  • Price – Prezzo
  • Ticket – Biglietto
  • Underground – Metropolitana
  • Way Out/Exit – Uscita
  • Thank you – Grazie
  • You are welcome – Prego

 

 

*No.6 Country basic information

  • Name: Italy (Italia)
  • Continent: Europe
  • Location: Southern Europe, UTC +1 (CET)
  • Country code: +39
  • Currency: Euro
  • Capital city: Rome
  • Main airports: Rome Fiumicino, Milan Malpensa, Bergamo, Milan Linate, Venice, Catania, Bologna, Naples, Rome Ciampino, Palermo

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