Living in a city as huge as Rome means you can go from one end of town to another by train. And not just a light tram or rattly metro car; we’re talking a real, full-fledged train.
Coming at a measly 1,50 euros for 100 minutes, urban train travel is easily one of the most cost-efficient forms of entertainment Rome has to offer. Ok – it sucks, really, as almost any commute does. But it does offer unfettered, close-up glimpses (too close, at times) of humanity at its most prosaic self.
And, especially, it does get you across town in a third the time it would take to drive the same distance…