• Posted:Monday, January 18, 2010
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Rome metros are fun to use
If you fancy sampling a bit of Rome's public transport system, ignore the bus. Instead, opt for the tram as a way to get to and from your hostel in Rome, as one British journalist has just highlighted the metro as a fun way to gad about.

According to the Guardian's Dave Hill, who has just returned from a relaxing weekend away in Rome with his wife, choosing to see the sights by tram is excellent value for money, although it's possible that by doing so you are taking your life in your hands as, apparently, "the ancient trams were rickety".

Despite this however, Mr Hill appeared very satisfied with his overall metro experience, saying that they are fun to use and if you like Rome so much that you end up living there after your holiday, investing in an annual travel card could also be a good idea. The writer noted that this little baby is "a steal" as it costs €150 (£131) and covers every traveller's needs.

There are drawbacks though, Mr Hill observed, referring to a conversation he had with a knowledgeable Transport for London official, who told him that, while the public transport system in Rome is "incredibly cheap", passengers pay for it in other ways. "[It's] incredibly crowded and permanently on the brink of bankruptcy," he continued. Personally, I think that makes it all the more exciting.

While you're in Rome by the way, don't forget to make pit stops at all the good museums. Not to would be a crime and you can help yourself in this regard by downloading the digital guidebooks provided by ItalyGuides that can be used on an iPod or iPhone. Happy days!

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