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 How to Take a Taxi in Rome (without getting ripped off) from the "An American in Rome" blog.
When you need a cab, visit 3570, the site of Rome's radio-taxi cooperative, where you can reserve a cab on the Web, or--if you prefer--with a smartphone app.
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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