Holiday transport

One hundred million vehicles are expected to take to the roads of Italy during the holiday season 24 July-2 September. If you want to avoid the worst of the jams, the Societ Autostrade advises against...

Transport strikes and protests

Rome's taxi drivers have announced they will hold a 24-hour strike on Monday 14 July in protest at illegal cabs, taxis from other provinces and regions which pick up passengers in the capital, and con...

Travellers' tales

A book of stories written by passengers on Rome's public transport system has been published under the title "Parole in corsa". The 173 tales were selected from more than 300 sent to the Trambus web s...

Next stop Quintiliani

Rome has a new metro stop, "Quintiliani" on line B between Monti Tiburtini and FS Tiburtina stations. The station in the Pietralata district in the northeast of Rome was constructed at the end of the...

Transport strikes

Air passengers in Italy have a potentially difficult month ahead with a series of planned strikes within the sector. According to the transport ministry, on 24 June air traffic controllers will be out...

Nighttime traffic restrictions

The busy district of S. Lorenzo is now closed to private traffic (excluding residents, motorbikes and scooters) Wed-Sun 20.00-03.00. The measure, which affects the area enclosed by, but excluding, Via...

Bad roads or bad drivers?

Italians may have a reputation for erratic driving, but apparently its not all their fault: one third of Italys road accidents is due to infrastructure problems including badly marked lanes, obstacles...

Night-time traffic rules

New nocturnal traffic restrictions in the S. Lorenzo area, between Termini station and the Verano cemetery, will come into force on 4 June. The district, which is favoured by Romes student population...

New Trastevere shuttle bus

A new electric shuttle bus, the 115, is set to link the Janiculum car park near the Vatican with the central Ponte Garibaldi from 3 June, 07.00-02.00 daily. The bus will pass the Bambin Ges and Fatebe...

Hang on to your bus ticket

The humble 0.77 public transport ticket, which entitles you to 75 minutes travel on Romes buses, metro and trams, could also give you a 1 discount at the cinema on the day you stamped your ticket. Fif...

Green summer at Villa Borghese

The city council has announced stricter controls on the access of private vehicles to Villa Borghese, which is currently celebrating its 100th year as a public park. According to the new rules, cars a...

More to Fiumicino than flights

Weary travellers waiting for flights at Fiumicino can treat themselves to a pick-me-up following the opening of a health club at the airport. The new branch of the "Tonic Beauty Club" chain that opene...

River boat update

A public river boat service has finally set sail on the Tiber after lengthy delays. However, the project, run by the Italian-French Ponte S. Angelo company, is still in an experimental phase and there...

New metro signs point the way for tourists

Four of Rome's metro stations are to be renamed to give tourists using the underground system a better idea of where to get off for certain attractions. Barberini and Flaminio stations on line A are t...

Rome transport: Transport strikes 30 November.

Italy is likely to grind to a halt on 30 November because of a transport workers

Bike sharing to expand.

The bike sharing scheme launched in mid June with 19 automated stations in the historic centre will expand to other areas of Rome beginning with Prati. The news of the expansion was announced on 22 Se...
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