How to use taxicabs--and how to avoid excessive cab fares)--in Rome, Italy.
Taxicabs are plentiful in Rome, and rates are fairly reasonable. (The exact fare will depend on traffic, whether you're traveling on a Sunday or holiday, how much luggage you're carrying, etc.)
Taxis are easiest to find at taxi stands, railroad stations, and airports. You can also phone for a taxi.
A good source of basic information is Pauline Kenny's Rome Taxis page at Slow Travel Italy, which covers the fundamentals and describes the author's personal experiences when using cabs.
The Coop also has a new fleet of wheelchair-accessible taxis.
Airport taxi service:
The Comune di Roma has established flat rates for rides in licensed taxis between Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport and the city center (any location within the Aurelian Walls).
The current fares, which include luggage, are:
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