Opening Hours Colosseum Rome 2020

The Colosseum is Rome‘s major tourist attraction. The monument attracts around 6 million visitors a year. This means that on the day you visit you will share the monument with around 16 thousand other tourists. On this page you will find practical information about the Colosseum, including address and public transport, opening hours and admission. From October till March admission is free on the first sunday of the month. I have created a separate page for a short description and history of the Colosseum.

Opening hours, address and admission Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum

Address and public transport

Openingstijden Colosseum Rome
Colosseum

The Colosseum is located in the center of Rome and is easy to reach by public transport. The address is Piazza del Colosseo, snc and the nearest metro stop is also called Colosseo (line B, two stops from the main railway station Termini). Sometime in the far future metro line C might reach the Colosseum as well, but don’t hold your breath. Tram lines 3 and 8 pass by the Colosseum and there are several bus stops in the vicinity.

The ticket office for the Colosseum itself is at the Piazza del Colosseo, which is easily recognizable because of the long line. Since the lines are shorter, or often non-existent, at the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum you gain time by buying your ticket at one of their entrances. For the Palatine Hill this is in the Via di San Gregorio and for the Roman Forum this is at the Largo della Salaria Vecchia. With this ticket you can then return to the Colosseum and go straight to the turnstiles. When it is really crowded and you get your ticket at the Palatine Hill, you will be given a time at which you can enter the Colosseum.

Opening hours Colosseum

The general rule for the Colosseum is that it is open every day from 08.30 until one hour before sunset. The only day of the year the attraction is closed is December 25th. On January 1st the hours are 10.00 until 16.00. The ticket office closes one hour before closing time.

The detailed opening hours are as follows:

  • February 16 – March 15 – 08.30 – 17.00
  • March 16 – last Saturday in March – 08.30 – 17.30
  • Last Sunday in March – August 31 – 08.30 – 19.15
  • September 1 – September 30 – 08.30 – 19.00
  • October 1 – last Saturday in October – 08.30 – 18.30
  • Last Sunday in October – February 15 – 08.30 – 16.30

Admission

Admission to the Colosseum is 16 Euros. Note that the ticket is a 3-in-1 and includes a visit to the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. If you also want to visit the Arena you pay two euros extra. The last two have to be visited consecutively, so you need to either start or end with the Colosseum. The ticket is valid until noon on the day after you use it first, but can only be used once for each attraction. EU citizens between 18 and 25 years of age pay 2 Euros. People younger than 18 have free entrance. Roma Pass holders enter for free, as do Omnia Card and Archaeologia Card holders. On the first Sunday of every month the Colosseum is free for everyone. There is a surcharge of 3 Euros when there is a special exhibition.

The subterranean part and the third ring of the Colosseum are only bookable by calling the reservation number (see below). Accompanied visits start at 13.40, but the guide does not provide explanations.

There is now also a Roman Forum and Palatine SUPER ticket, which does not include the Colosseum. What it does offer is access to those parts of the archeological area that are normally closed for visitors. These are the following: Casa di Augusto, Casa di Livia, Aula Isiaca, Loggia Mattei, Domus Transitoria, Museo Palatino, Criptoportico Neroniano, Santa Maria Antiqua with Oratorio dei 40 Martiri and Rampa Domizianea, Tempio di Romolo. Also here EU citizens between 18 and 25 years of age pay 2 Euros and people younger than 18 have free admission.

The ticket can also be bought online or at the ticket offices of the Palazzo Altemps or the Terme di Diocleziane Museum. In case you do this, there is a surcharge of 2 Euros however. The phone number for reservations is +39 06 39967700. The website is www.coopculture.it/ticket.cfm?office=Colosseo&id=2. You will need a credit card. You can even book a ticket while queuing, by clicking on Mobile Ticketing.

Handicapped Access

A ramp at the Roman Forum entrance provides wheelchair acces, although once inside it might be difficult to reach all the parts. The groundfloor and the first floor (with a lift) of the Colosseum are also wheelchair accessible. For the upper floors you will have to go to the entrance  in order to ask for assistance, since the lifts need to be opened with a key. Both at the ground and at the first floor there is one wheelchair available. There are special toilets.

Luggage

Because of obvious reasons handbags and backpacks are scanned at the entrance. You can enter with small bags and small and medium-size backpacks, but not with big items of luggage. Bottles and glass objects are not allowed and neither are sharp objects.

Latest News Rome

The latest news about Rome, with lots of public transport problems (partial closure of metro line B and the Barberini stop on line A closed indefinitely), new exhibitions (Canova, Michelangelo) and other plans to remove the famous Roman cobblestones from some streets and reuse them in other ones.

Latest News Rome

14 December Evening Openings with Music Rome Museums

For the eleventh edition of Musei in Musica on December 14th, the city museums of Rome remain open until late in the evening. The public can visit the permanent collections, admire the temporary exhibitions and enjoy a rich programme of concerts and live performances.

Rome Metro line B partially closed September to December 2019

After months of inconvenience on subway line A in Rome, it is now the turn of subway line B. From 9 September to 7 December 2019, part of line B will close earlier than normal. In addition, during several weekends part of this line will be completely closed.

Baldo degli Ubaldi metro stop closed for three months

Maintenance work on the 12 escalators and 7 lifts in the Baldo degli Ubaldi metro station will take about three months. During the closure, the frequency of bus line 490 will increase. Most tourists will not even notice, as the stop is not near the historical center of the city.

Barberini stop on metro line A closed

In March 2019 the Barberini stop on metro line A was closed because of problems with the escalators. Those problems still have not been solved. Apparently in the meantime the station has been taking over by rats.

Michelangelo Exhibition in Piazza Barberini

The exhibition in the Palazzo Barberini showcasess reproductions of a number of drawings by Michelangelo himself, together with paintings by some of his most important followers. The exhibition started on October 11th and will continue until January 6th, 2020.

Cobblestones to be Removed from Main Thoroughfares

Several streets in the historical center of Rome are paved with sampietrini, the typical Roman cobblestones. Among these are some of the most important streets of the city, such as the Via Nazionale and the Via IV Novembre. Although considered a symbol of the city, the cobblestones are also slippery when it rains and hard to maintain. The mayor of Rome has now decided to take the sampietrini away from the main thoroughfares and place them in the pedestrian streets in the historical center instead.

Tarpeian Rock Restoration Paid by Gucci

Tarpeian Rock Rome

In June 2019 the fashion brand Gucci has pledged 1,6 million Euros for the restoration of the Tarpeian Rock. The works will include the installation of a new lighting system. The path around the cliff will be cleared and the gardens around it will also be restored. Work is supposed to finish in 2021. In the days of the Roman Republic condemned criminals were thrown off this 25 meter high cliff.

Canova Exhibition October 2019 – March 2020

An exhibition of the Italian neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova is planned in the Museo di Roma (Palazzo Braschi) for the autumn of 2019. Canova (1757-1822) is known as one of the greatest of the neoclassical artists. His most famous sculptures are Amore e PsicheTre Grazie and Paolina Borghese. Those who would like to see some of his best work, but are not in Rome during the exhibition, can visit the Galleria Borghese or St. Peter’s Basilica.

Public Transport Strikes Rome (December 9, 2019)

It is not unusual for there to be several strikes per month in Rome (and the rest of Italy). One good thing about Rome is that the city center is very compact and that it is very easy to reach most tourist attractions on foot. As an indication, even though our Little Italy B&B is located at the edge of the tourist area, the Colosseum is only a 10 minute walk away and the Vatican around one hour. The Italian word for strike is scioperò.

Public Transport Strikes Rome

December 2019 Strikes Rome

The next public transport strike in Rome will take place on December 9th, 2019. There won’t be any public transport in the city between 10 AM and 2 PM. On the same date Cotral, the company providing Public transportation to cities outside Rome itself, will strike the full 24 hours.

Strikes in General

Strikes Rome
“I Strike”, says the bus.

When there is a general strike, its effect on Rome is usually the following: There will be no buses, trams or metros between 8.30 AM and 5 PM. From 5 PM until 8 PM there will be public transport, so that people can return home from work and take their children home from school. From 8 PM until 5.30 AM the following day public transport in Rome will again be virtually non-existent.

Although, even when a general strike takes place, there is usually a skeleton service during rush hour, the Rome metro and buses tend to be packed to such an extent that it is often better to walk.

A strike is usually (but not always) announced weeks, if not months, in advance, but are just as often cancelled at the last minute, so always check the day before whether or not it will actually take place.

The Leonardo Express, the non-stop train between the international airport of Fiumicino and the central railway station Termini, is exempt from strikes. This implies that there will always be a service, although sometimes the trains get substituted by buses. Most of the various private bus companies that provide a service to and from both airports (Terravision, SIT Busshuttle and TAN) generally do not strike either. The only exception to this rule is Schiaffino Co/Tral, which is also the main company for bus connections from Rome to many cities in small town Lazio.

Omnia Vatican & Rome Card 2019

Omnia Vatican & Rome Card 2014
Omnia Vatican & Rome Card

After the Roma Pass and the Roma 48 Hours Pass there is now, for the first time, a pass combining Rome’s religious and secular tourist attractions. The Vatican City and the Vatican-run Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi have joined forces and created the Omnia Vatican & Rome card. The card is valid for 3 days and costs 95 Euros for adults and 65 Euros for children aged 6 to 12 (although sometimes 10% discounts are offered).

Omnia Vatican & Rome Card 2020

Their website says:

With OMNIA you have a unique portfolio of services that permits you to visit basilicas, religious and cultural monuments, and it also gives you access to the Roma Cristiana Open Bus and the city’s public transportation system.

The Omnia Vatican & Rome card includes the following:

Is the Omnia Card worth it?

Some of this sounds better than it is in reality, though. The fast-track access to the Basilica of Saint John in the Lateran would be great if not for the fact that there is never a queue anyway. The same goes for the Mamertine Prison. The two (wow!) information leaflets on museums and information on the Roma Pass can easily be found on the internet. A visit to the Vatican Gardens is definitely an added pleasure to the usual Rome tourist itinerary, but that would mean forfeiting your fast-track access to Saint Peter’s Basilica.

The price of the Roma Pass is 34 Euros, the price of the Omnia Pass is 95 Euros, so basically you are paying 61 Euros for fast track access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel (20 Euros normally), fast-track access to Saint Peter’s (which in itself is free) and to the Basilica of Saint John in Lateran (free), the Mamertine Prison (10 Euros for adults, but would you normally have visited this?) and the Roma Cristiana Open Bus tour (18 Euros for adults, but would you normally have done this tour, apart from the fact that you might be running out of time by now?).

You can purchase the Omnia Vatican & Rome Card online or at the ORP Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi offices and the Tourist Information Kiosks. If you buy the pass online you will need to exchange your voucher at one of the ORP offices. The Tourist Information Kiosks do not exchange the vouchers.

Post Offices Rome

Every district in Rome has at least one post office, but they don’t all have the same functions. Smaller offices do not usually send larger parcels. For stamps it is not necessary to go to a post office anyway. If you want to be sure that your postcards, letters or parcels reach their destination, you should use the postal service of the Vatican City . It is not recommended to use services such as Globe Postal Service and Friend Post.

Post Offices Rome

Stamps and Post Offices Rome

One of the frequently asked questions is “Where is the nearest post office?” Usually the real meaning of the question is, “Where can I buy stamps?” You can get these of course at post offices, but it is far easier and less time-consuming to get them from tobacco shops. Just show the destination address and you will get the right stamp. The Italian word for stamp is francobollo. Tobacco shops (tabacchi) are recognizable by an exit sign with a white letter “T” on a dark background.

Opening Hours Post Offices Rome

To find out the opening hours of a post office in Rome, please visit the official Poste Italiane website. You will need the street name. Different offices often have different opening hours.

Mailboxes

Letterboxes in Rome have two slots where you can drop your mail, “Roma Città” (The City of Rome) and “Tutte le Altre Destinazioni” (All Other Destinations). Remember to use only the red Poste Italiane letterboxes.

Receiving mail in Rome

Sometimes people want parcels sent to their hotel, bed and breakfast or hostel. We do not recommend this, as the Italian mail service is not really trustworthy and parcels can sometimes arrive torn, empty or not at all. It is better to pay a little more and use services like FedEx or UPS.

Sending packages from Rome

Not all post offices do this. If you have a hotel or bed and breakfast in the centre of Rome, you should go to the branch at Rome Termini, on Via Marsala. Another large post office that has this function is that on the corner of Via delle Terme di Diocleziane, also close to Termini.

Vatican Post Office

The Vatican City has its own postal service, with its own stamps and a service that works much better than the Italian postal service itself. This service has offices at St. Peter’s and in the San Giovanni in Laterano Basilica (inside the giftshop). You have to make sure that you do not use Italian stamps but stamps from the Vatican itself. (Note: Letters or postcards with stamps of the Vatican cannot be thrown in Roman mailboxes either.)

Friend Post and Global Postal Service

When you buy stamps you should first check that they are from the Poste Italiane. Nowadays there are a number of private companies that deliver mail, but they are more expensive and the mail often arrives late or not at all. The best known are Friend Post and Global Postal Service. These companies have special mailboxes, often in the shops where the stamps (stickers, really) are also sold.

Roma Termini

There are several railway stations in Rome, but Termini, in the rione Esquilino, is the most important and central one of these. All daytime Intercity and Eurostar trains arrive in Termini and Termini is also the only point where the two underground lines of Rome meet. Most of the important bus lines leave from Termini as well.

Roma Termini

Roma Termini - Via Marsala Exit
Roma Termini

Roma Termini used to be quite a beautiful station, but nowadays it almost resembles a big shopping mall more than an actual railway station. Termini consists of two levels with every square meter taken up by shops and fast food restaurants. The commercialization of the station was caused by the privatization of Italy’s state railway system, which moved useful services like the police station and the tourist office ever further from the main part of the station.

Platforms

Most trains arrive and depart from tracks 1 to 24. The train that connects Rome to Leonardo Da Vinci (or Fiumicino) airport always runs from track 24. Most trains that travel within the Lazio region depart from tracks 25 to 28. Actually, this is a small station within the big station Termini, called Laziali. To get here you have to walk all the way along track 24 (it is best to go down one floor so you can use the escalators). The main train that leaves from here is the train to Civitavecchia, where the cruise ships arrive and depart. Recently there are also some tracks (1EST, etc.) on the left side of the station.

Roma Termini Opening hours

Termini opens at 4am and closes after the last train of the day has come in (1am, but there are delays sometimes). From 1 until 4AM the station is cleaned and nobody is allowed in.

Practical Information

The central number of Roma Termini is (+39) 064775 and can be reached from 07.00 to 19.00 hours. There is a police station (polizia) beside track 1. (You need to walk several hundred meters along this track). This is where you have to go in order to file a report if you have been pickpocketed. The carabinieri have an office at the beginning of track 16.

Tourist and Hotel Information

After the privatisation of the railway system, the tourist office has been moved ever further and further away from the main part of Roma Termini, as there is no money to be made from giving information. At present, the information office is in the hall that runs parallel to track 24. In addition to the Roma Pass, a special tourist card for public transport and the city’s museums, you can get all kinds of leaflets here. Free city maps are not always provided.

The tourist office is not allowed to make hotel reservations for you. If you have not booked a hotel or bed and breakfast before you arrive in Rome, you can go to the Rome Hotel Reservation Office which is located next to the tourist office. Although much less than in the past, there are still some people walking around the station with fake “hotel information” badges. These are usually the owners of the hotels, hostels or bed and breakfasts they recommend or people who work on commission.

Buses to Ciampino and Fiumicino

There are no direct trains to Ciampino airport. Several bus companies provide a private service to this airport. SIT Shuttle leaves from the Via Marsala and Co.Tra.L and Terravision from the Via Giolitti.

The buses to Fiumicino leave and arrive at the same stops. TAM is the only company that only provides a connection to Fiumicino and their stop is between the Cotral and Terravision ones.

Piazza Cinquecento

Piazza Cinquecento (or Piazza Cedera, as older Romans call it) is the big bus square in front of Roma Termini. Only local buses stop here. In the center of the square you will find the bus information office. The criterio for hiring employees here seems to be unhelpfullness, so it might better to get your information elsewhere in advance. Buy your bus tickets before boarding at tobacconists or newspaper stands.

Train Information and Ticket Office

It is recommended to try and get the information you need online, because the queues at the information office are often immense. The ticket office (biglietteria) for both Trenitalia and Italo is in a second, smaller hall between the central hallway and the large bus square Piazza Cinquecento. To save time, you can also use the vending machines that are located at most exits. For smaller distances you can buy tickets at tobacconists and magazine kiosks. This also applies to the Leonardo Express to and from Fiumicino airport.

Some facts

The name Termini derives from the Terme Diocleziane, across the road from the Piazza dei Cinquecento. As of December 23rd, 2006 Termini’s official name has been changed to Stazione Termini – Giovanni Paolo II.

In 2011, after his beatification, a (rather controversial) statue honoring the former pope was placed on the square in front of the station.

Roma Termini Facilities

  • Tourist Office: Hallway on Via Giolitti side.
  • Train information and ticket office: Hallway near bus square.
  • Post office: Hallway on Via Marsala side.
  • Left luggage: Beside platform 24, one floor down.
  • Toilets: One level down, near escalators to Via Giolitti and Via Marsala.
  • Pharmacy: Hallway one level down; near Via Marsala exit.
  • Supermarket: Hallway one level down, near escalators Via Marsala side.
  • Car rental: Hallway Via Giolitti side.
  • First aid: Hallway Via Giolitti side.
  • Waiting room: Near platform 1.
  • Wifi: In theory all over the station. In theory!

Roma Termini – Rome

Roma Pass 2020

The Roma Pass is a combined public transportation and museum pass for Rome, Italy. From the moment it is validated the Roma Pass gives unlimited access to three days of public transportation in Rome. The first two museums or monuments visited (but note that the Vatican Museums are not included) are free, and the following attractions can be seen at a reduced admission price. The pass also allows you to skip the lines at various tourist attractions. The price of the Roma Pass for 2020 is 38,50 Euros. For people who visit Rome for less than 3 days there is an alternative pass (as of April 1st, 2014) called the Roma Pass 48 Hours.

Roma Pass 2020

Roma PassThe Roma Pass used to consist of two different parts. There was one public transport pass, while a different pass was to be used for the tourist sights. Now you just need one card, which becomes valid from the moment you use it first.

A big advantage of the Roma Pass is that at the first two museums or monuments visited it allows the visitor to skip the line. You can bypass the ticket office and go directly through the turnstiles. Especially at the Colosseum this can save you several hours of queuing. (If you don’t have the Roma Pass, visit our Colosseum opening hours page to learn how to skip the lines).

For sights visited after the first two you do need to line up in order to get your discounted ticket.

With the Roma Pass you also sometimes pay reduced prices at certain special events and exhibitions.

Is the Roma Pass useful?

The Roma Pass is less useful than it may seem. Many of the main attractions, and that includes Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Pantheon, are free anyway. The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are not included. Many of the other principal Rome tourist attractions are squares, fountains and picturesque alleys and streets, which are also obviously free.

The historical center of Rome is relatively small and there are only short walking distances between sights. This means that you do not need public transport as often as you would expect either.

The Roma Pass is superfluous for Europeans younger than 18 or older than 65, since they get free entrance to all of Rome’s tourist attractions anyway. European visitors between 18 and 25 get discounts at all these attractions, so it is highly debatable whether or not the Roma Pass is worth their while.

Where to get the Pass

The Roma Pass can be bought at the museums and monuments of Rome themselves. However, this would mean having to line up again, so it is better to get them at the Rome tourist information kiosks near the major attractions. In theory tobacconists and newspaper stands also sell them, but in reality they often seem to have just run out of them.

Together with the pass you will get a Roma Pass Kit, which consists of a map of Rome and a list of the museums an monuments included. Roma News, a small magazine describing the various exhibitions, concerts and other events the Roma Pass will give you a discount to is also provided.

After the first time the Pass has been used, the holder needs to write his/her full name and date of birth in the apposite space. Identification is also required.

Medical help

As of 2010 holders of the Roma Pass needing medical assistance can phone a call center, which will supply medical help in various languages. Note that you can also go to the Pronto Soccorso at the nearest hospital, which will give you free help anyway.

Tourist Tax Rome 2020

When you make a hotel reservation in Rome, make sure that you ask whether or not the Roman tourist tax or city tax is included in your room rate. This tourist tax (contributo al soggiorno, in Italian) was introduced in January 2011 and upped in September 2014 and is meant to get more money into the pockets of the mayor of Rome. This money is to be used to improve on the city’s infrastructure and thus should contribute to tourists’ enjoyment of their Rome holiday.

Tourist Tax Rome 2020

How Much Tourist Tax Should You Pay in Rome?

The amount to be paid depends on the type of accommodation selected. People staying in a 5 star hotel will be paying 7 Euros per person per night on top of the room rate, while those staying in a 4 star hotel will pay only 6 Euros per night. Visitors to Rome staying in 3 star hotels pay 4 Euros per night and those in 1 and 2 star accommodation only 3 Euros. Guests at Rome bed and breakfasts, guesthouses (affittacamere, in Italian), residences, holiday homes, etc. pay 3,50 and in agriturismo‘s this is 4 Euros per person per night. People staying in campgrounds and youth hostels will only be paying 2 Euros per night.

The tourist tax is to be paid only during the first 10 days of one’s stay and children under 10 years of age are exempt. 

Tourist tax on Rome attractions and city tours

It is not only the hotel accommodation in Rome that has become more expensive: There is also an extra charge of 1 Euro per person on city tours, including the popular Hop On Hop Off buses. Museums run by the city of Rome have also added a surcharge of 1 Euro to their admission fees. (It is interesting that this was initially presented as a 1 Euro surcharge for visitors to the Eternal City and now, on the official website of the city, has become a 1 Euro discount for citizens of Rome itself.)

What happens with the tourist tax after you have paid it?

Every three months the hotel, bed and breakfast or hostel has to pay the entire tourism fee collected into the coffers of the city of Rome. The city of Rome is then supposed to use this money to make the capital into an easier place to visit for tourists (and for the Romans themselves) of course. So far it seems fairly safe to say that the city of Rome has done this in as gentle and unobtrusive a manner as possible, with nobody really noticing any changes (at least not for the better).

Improvements (?)

  • A number of the tourist information offices in Rome have closed (or reduced their hours).
  • The free maps the city used to give out at these offices are usually not available anymore.
  • The Settimana della Cultura, or “Culture Week”, one week in April when all the city- and state-run museums were free, has been abolished, and so has the Notte Bianca or “White Night”, when all museums can keep their doors open all night long.

Foreign Embassies in Rome

Unfortunately the main reason a tourist in Rome would have to contact his or her embassy is when a passport is stolen. Here follows a list of the foreign embassies in Rome by continent, with addresses and phone numbers. In case your documents were stolen and you need a new passport, be sure to get a police report before going to the embassy.

Foreign Embasssies Rome

North- and Middle-American Embassies

  • Canada: Via Salaria, 243 (+39 06854441)
  • Costa Rica: Viale Liegi, 2 (+39 0684242853)
  • Cuba: Via Licinia, 7 (+39 065717241)
  • Mexico: Via Spallanzani, 16 (+39 06441151)
  • Panama: Viale Regina Margherita, 239 (+39 0644252173)
  • United States: Via Vittorio Veneto, 119/A (+39 0646741)

European Embassies

  • Albania: Via Asmara, 5: (+39 068621214)
  • Austria: Via Pergolesi, 3 (+39 068440141)
  • Belgium: Largo Monti Parioli, 49 (+39 063609511)
  • Bulgaria: Via Rubens, 21 (+39 063224640)
  • Croatia: Via Bodio, 74 (+39 0636307650)
  • Cyprus: Via F. Denza, 15 (+39 068088365)
  • Czech Republic: Via dei Gracchi, 322 (+39 063609571)
  • Denmark: Via Monti Parioli, 50 (+39 069774831)
  • Finland: Via Lisbona, 3 (+39 06852231)
  • France: Piazza Farnese, 67 (+39 06686011)
  • Germany: Via San Martino della Battaglia, 4 (+39 06492131)
  • Greece: Via S. Mercadante, 36 (+39 068537551)
  • Hungary: Via Villini, 12 (+39 064402032)
  • Ireland: Piazza Campitelli, 3 (+39 066979121)
  • Luxemburg: Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, 90 (+39 0677201177)
  • Malta: Lungotevere Marcio, 12 (+39 066879990)
  • Monaco: Via Bertoloni, 36 (+39 068083361)
  • Netherlands: Via Michele Mercati, 8 (+39 0632286001)
  • Norway: Via Terme Deciane, 7 (+39 065717031)
  • Poland: Via Rubens, 20 (+39 0636204200)
  • Portugal: Viale Liegi, 21 (+39 06844801)
  • Romania: Via Tartaglia, 36 (+39 0680687777)
  • Russia: Via Gaeta, 5 (+39 064941680)
  • Serbia: Via Monti Parioli, 20 (+39 063200805)
  • Slovakia: Via dei Colli della Farnesina, 144 (+39 0636715200)
  • Slovenia: Via L. Pisano, 10 (+39 0680914310)
  • Spain: Largo Fontanella Borghese, 19 (+39 066840401)
  • Sweden: Piazza Rio de Janeiro, 3 (+39 06441941)
  • Switzerland: Via B. Oriani, 61 (+39 06809571)
  • Turkey: Via Palestro, 28 (+39 064871190)
  • Ucraine: Via G. d’Arezzo, 7 (+39 068412630)
  • United Kingdom: Via XX Settembre, 80/A (+39 0642200001)

Asian and Oceanian Embassies

  • Afghanistan: Via Nomentana 120 (+39 068611009)
  • Australia: Via Antonio Bosio, 5 (+39 06852721)
  • China: Via Bruxelles, 56 (+39 0685350134)
  • India: Via XX Settembre, 5 (+39 0642013916)
  • Indonesia: Via Campania, 55 (+39 064200911)
  • Iran: Via Nomentana, 361 (+39 0686328485)
  • Iraq: Via Cammilluccia, 355 (+39 0635501916)
  • Israel: Via M. Mercati, 12 (+39 0636198500)
  • Japan: Via Sella, 60 (+39 06487991)
  • Kuwait: Via Archimede, 124 (+39 068078415)
  • Lebanon: Via Carissimi, 38 (+39 068537211)
  • New Zealand: Via Clitunno, 44 (+39 068537501)
  • Oman: Via della Cammilluccia, 641 (+39 0636300517)
  • Pakistan: Via Cammilluccia, 682 (+39 0636301775)
  • Philippines: Viale Medaglie d’Oro, 112-114 (+39 0639746621)
  • Qatar: Via A. Bosio, 14 (+39 0644249450)
  • Saudi Arabia: Via G.B. Pergolesi, 9 (+39 06844851)
  • South-Korea: Via B. Oriani, 30 (+39 06802461)
  • Syria: Piazza d’Aracoeli, 1 (+39 066749801)
  • Thailand: Via Nomentana, 130 (+39 068622051)
  • United Arab Emirates: Via della Cammilluccia, 551 (+39 0636306100)

South American Embassies

  • Argentina: Piazza Esquilino, 2 (+39 06474255)
  • Bolivia: Via Brenta, 2 (+39 068841001)
  • Brasil: Piazza Navona, 14 (+39 06683981)
  • Chile: Via Po, 23 (+39 06844091)
  • Columbia: Via Pisanelli, 4 (+39 063612131)
  • Equador: Via Bertolin, 8 (+39 0645439007)
  • Paraguay: Via Castro Pretorio, 116 (+39 064741715)
  • Peru: Via Siacci, 4 (+39 0680691510)
  • Uruguay: Via Vittorio Veneto, 183 (+39 064821776)
  • Venezuela: Via Tartaglia, 11 (+39 068079464)

African Embassies

  • Algeria: Via B. Oriani, 26 (+39 068084141)
  • Angola: Via Druso, 39 (+39 067726951)
  • Cameroon: Via Siracusa, 4 (+39 0644291285)
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Arriving in Rome By Train

There are two railway companies in Italy, Trenitalia and Italo. The official Trenitalia website supplies information about train rates, timetables and reservations. There is also a second company called Italo, which only travels to the big cities. When Italo started out they often had good deals, but nowadays there is not much difference between the two companies. Italo trains tend to be slightly more comfortable though.

Railway stations Rome

There are several railway stations in Rome, of which Roma Termini is the most central and important one. Here the daytime EuroStar and Intercity trains arrive and also the non-stop Leonardo Express, which connects the city center to the airport of Fiumicino, arrives and leaves from Termini. The private bus companies connecting Rome to the airport of Ciampino also depart from Termini.

Arriving by Train in Rome

From Fiumicino

Trains in Roma Termini station
Leonardo Express

The non-stop Leonardo Express arrives at track 23 or 24 of the main railway station Termini, which are the platforms closest to the Via Giolitti side of the station.

There are also cheaper trains from Fiumicino to the city. These are a lot slower, however, and do no go to Termini, but to smaller stations such as Tiburtina, Tuscolana, Trastevere and Ostiense.

The main taxi stand is in front of Roma Termini. When you exit from the tracks you go to the central part of the main hallway, from where you can enter another hallway. You will see the main bus square and the taxi stand in front of you.

There is a tourist information office in the hallway that runs between track 24 and the Via Giolitti. The main car rental companies can also be found in this hallway.

Roma Tiburtina

Rome’s second biggest station is called Tiburtina. The night trains arrive in Tiburtina and several inter-local bus companies as well as the international budget coach company Flixbus have their offices there. Tiburtina is 4 stops from Termini on line B of the underground.

Other railway stations in Rome are a.o. Ostiense, Tuscolana, Trastevere and San Pietro. Many so-called interregionale trains and a number of local trains stop here.

Ticket vending machines
Vending machines in Roma Termini.

Within Rome the normal public transportation tickets can be used. For destinations outside Rome tickets can be bought from vending machines and the ticket offices at the railway stations themselves. Tickets for the Leonardo Express can also be purchased from newspaper stands.