There are several Park and ride car parks near the city centre with good bus and metro connections. Parking costs 0.77 for a full ten hours, then 1.55 per hour thereafter. For further information, contact STA tel. 0657118333 or see www.sta.roma.it.

For ATAC, the public transport company, see www.atac.roma.it. The following is a list of some of Romes privately-owned parking facilities with easy connections to the centre by public transport. Discounts are usually available for all-day and all-night stays.

ES Park

Via G. Giolitti 267 (Termini station), tel. 0644704053. 450 cars, first five hours cost 1.50 per hour, then 1.30 per hour. Open for parking 05.30-02.00. Cars may be collected 24 hours a day. Buses to centre from Piazza dei Cinquecento.

Parking Ludovisi

Via Ludovisi 60 (Via Veneto), tel. 064740632. 400 cars, 1st-5th hour costs 2 per hour, then 1 per hour. Open 05.30-01.30. Offers rental of electric cars that can circulate within the historic centre (see www.freerome.it) plus connection to centre from Via Veneto by electric bus 116.

Parking dellAuditorium

Viale Pilsudsky 21 (Flaminio/Parioli), tel. 068081646. 540 cars, 1st-2nd hour costs 1 per hour, after which the daily rate of 2.55 applies (07.30-21.00). After 21.00 the charges change to 1st-2nd hour 1 per hour, and every hour after that until closing time at 01.00 costs 1.55.

Open 07.30-01.00. Connections to Piazzale Flaminio by tram 2, or to Piazza S. Silvestro by bus 53, to Termini by line M (through Villa Borghese) or bus 217 (through Parioli).

Terminal Gianicolo

Piazza della Rovere (Vatican/Aurelio), tel. 066840331. 723 cars, 1st-5th hour costs 1.30 per hour, then 1.10 per hour. Open 06.00-01.30. Connected to the centre by electric bus 116 and to Trastevere by electric bus 115.

ParkS

Villa Borghese,Viale del Galoppatoio 33, tel. 063225934, 1,800 cars, 1st-3rd hour costs 1.15 per hour, then 0.90 per hour, daily rate 14.45. Open 24 hours. Access to

centre by electric bus 116.