There are currently six tram lines in Rome but there are plans to extend an existing line and add another. However, specific dates for the construction haven’t been accounced.
All tram lines are urban and ATAC (the company that manages public transportation in Rome) classifies them in the same way as city buses. Therefore, all stops are marked with a white “u” on a blue background.
Four of the lines converge at the Porta Maggiore station, one and a half kilometers southeast of Termini station. Another line circles the northern, eastern, and southern parts of the city, and only one reaches the actual center of Rome.
Line 2 (Flaminio - Mancini)
There’s little chance that you’ll use this line unless your accommodation is in the Flaminio district.
Line 3 (Valle Giulia - Trastevere)
Line 3 is, after line 19, the longest tram line in Rome. It operates around the center to the north, east, and south. Ideal for exploring the sights of the Villa Borghese, visiting the Vatican, or reaching the Trastevere district.
Some interesting stops on this line are:
|Stop||Villa Giulia||Galleria Arte Moderna||Bioparco||Policlinico||Porta Maggiore||Manzoni||Colosseo||Aventino / Circo Massimo||Porta S.Paolo||Stazione Trastevere|
|Notes||Ideal for a visit to the Etruscan Museum.||As the name suggests, it’s located right across the National Gallery of Modern Art. It’s an ideal stop to visit the Villa Borghese.||It’s a stone’s throw away from the Biopark, Rome’s zoo.||Convenient for the connection to subway line B, east of Villa Borghese.||Connection to lines 5 and 14 to reach Termini station.||Convenient for the connection to subway line A in southern Rome.||It’s located on the east side of the Colosseum.||Great for getting from the Colosseum to the Circus Maximus.||It provides a connection to Ostiense train station, subway line B, and the Rome-Lido line of the suburban trains, reaching Ostia Antigua.||This stop is convenient for connections to the regional rail lines FL1, FL3, and FL5, which allow you to reach Fiumicino Airport, the port of Civitavecchia, and Viterbo.|
Line 5 (Termini - Gerani)
This line runs from Termini train station to Piazza dei Gerani in eastern Rome.
The area reached by this line is rather residential and of little tourist interest, but you can use this line to go from Porta Maggiore to Termini, providing connections with lines 3 and 19.
Line 8 (Venice - Casaletto)
This is the newest line of the tram network. It has modern streetcars and reaches the deepest point of central Rome.
It connects Piazza Venezia (near the Roman Forum) and Torre Argentina with Trastevere, an area known for its restaurants and vibrant nightlife.
|Notes||It’s located on the west side of Piazza Venezia, where the iconic Altar of the Fatherland is also located. It’s just a few minutes' walk from the Roman Forum.||This stop is a stone’s throw away from the archaeological remains of Torre Argentina.||Connection to lines FL1, FL3, and FL5 of the regional trains, which allow you to reach Fiumicino airport, the port of Civitavecchia, and Viterbo.|
Line 14 (Termini - Togliatti)
Line 14 doesn’t cover areas of tourist interest. It’s almost identical to line 5, except for the last five stations.
This line can be useful to reach Termini from Porta Maggiore.
Line 19 (Risorgimento San Pietro - Gerani)
Line 19 is the longest tramway in Rome and has almost the same route as lines 3 and 5, but is the only one to reach the Vatican.
Some interesting stops on this line are:
|Stop||Risorgimento/S.Pietro||Ottaviano||Museo Etrusco/Villa Giulia||Galleria Arte Moderna||Bioparco||Policlinico||Porta Maggiore|
|Notes||From this stop, you can be at St. Peter’s Square in a 5-minute walk.||It connects to subway line A in northern Rome.||Ideal for a visit to the Etruscan Museum.||As the name suggests, it’s located right across the National Gallery of Modern Art. It’s an ideal stop to visit the Villa Borghese.||It’s a stone’s throw away from the Biopark, Rome’s zoo.||Convenient as a connection to subway line B, east of Villa Borghese.||Connection to lines 5 and 14 to reach Termini station.|