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Getting to Rome

A trip to Italy would not be compete without a visit to the eternal city of Rome, and getting there is easy from Castiglione a Casauria.
By car: From the Torre De'Passeri/Casauria exit off of the A24, the Rome GRA loop is exactly 160 km (100 miles) away.  Guests are encouraged to park at Tiburtina Station and take the Metro into the city to avoid the intense Rome traffic.  Detailed directions are available on request.
By bus: Abruzzo is privileged to be served by the 
Prontobus service, which maintains a stop just past the A24 motorway entrance in Torre De' Passeri next to the Abbazia San Clemente.  With regular service to Tiburtina and Termini Metro stations, Prontobus eliminates the hassle of parking and tolls getting into the city.
By train: Trenitalia maintains a route several times a day passing from Tiburtina station to and from Torre De' Passeri station.  For details on times and fares go to
Once at Tiburtina or Termini Station you can get to all of the main sites of the city by riding the Metro.  Single fare or all day tickets are available at the self-service ticket machines, which offer an English language purchase option.
Some of the most popular sites of Rome can be found at these stations:

  • Colosseum/Palatine Hill/Forum - Colosseum Station (line B)
  • Trevi Fountain - Barberini Station (line A)
  • Vatican City - Ottaviano Station (line A)
  • Spanish Steps - Spagna Station (line A)

Connections between lines occurs at only one station, that being Termini.

A word of caution about the Metro - pickpockets are numerous and very adept on the Metro.  Be sure to secure your valuables when riding or walking anywhere in Rome.
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