Definitive guide

The trams of Rome

Rome's current tram network is only a fraction of what was once Italy's largest. Its six lines reach only a few areas of the city but for specific routes they can be very useful.

Due to its limited coverage, Rome’s trams are rarely used by visitors. However, the route of some lines of the tram network is ideal for trips between some of the city’s main tourist attractions.

Line 8, for example, provides a direct connection between central Rome and Trastevere, a district known for its restaurants and vibrant nightlife. To reach the Villa Borghese from the Vatican, it’s best to take line 19. The journey takes a little less than 20 minutes.

Other attractions with nearby tram stops include the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, Torre Argentina, Termini train station, and even Rome’s Biopark.

The trams are, in general, comfortable, clean, and reliable. In addition, they have priority on the streets which means that rush hour won’t affect their arrival times. All in all, it’s recommended to use the tram during your stay in Rome.