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Getting to grips with public transportation in Rome is relatively straightforward. The bus, tram, metro and urban train services of the city centre and inner suburbs are easy to use and as efficient as the traffic-choked streets allow. Though beware: pickpocketing is a problem on buses and metros, particularly major tourist routes that connect the city’s biggest attractions, notably the 64 and 40 Express between Termini and the Vatican.
Children travel free on city transport until their tenth birthday, so if you’re on a day out with the family you can explore the best things to do in Rome without having to worry about spending a fortune getting around (leaving you with more cash to splash later on in the city’s ample restaurants and bars). Older children pay the full price for single-journey and one- or three-day bus passes.
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