The Rome Metro is made of 3 lines which allow passengers to reach most of the neigbourhoods of the Italian capital city. Those lines are labelled with different colors. The Metro of Rome serves the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Surprisingly, the busiest metro system in Italy is not the Metro of Rome, but the Milan Metro. You can check below the Rome Metro Map.
Rome Metro Lines
Line A operates between Battistini station, in the northwest, and Anagnina station, located in the southeast of the Italian capital city. It crosses Line B at Termini station. Line A is the Orange Line on the map.
Line A is the metro line in Rome that serves the most tourist sites. You can for example visit the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums from Cipro station, while the Vatican city, including St. Peter’s Square and St. Peter’s Basilica are located at walking distance from Ottaviano – San Pietro – Musei Vaticani metro station. Another important metro station located on Line A is Flaminio – Piazza del Popolo, Villa Borghese gardens, Piazza del Popolo and the Stadio Olimpico are located nearby. The famous Spanish Steps are located at walking distance from Spagna, and the well-known Trevi Fountain can be accessed from Barberini – Fontana di Trevi station. If you want to visit the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore or access the Sapienza University of Rome, you will have to get off the train at Termini metro station.
Line B connects Rebibbia and Jonio stations, in the north of Rome, to Laurentina, in the EUR district. It intersects with Line A at Termini station. Line B is also known as the Blue Line.
There are also many interesting monuments located close to Line B stations. The Imperial Fora and Trajan’s Market, some of the most important ruins of the Roman Republic are accessible from Cavour station, while the Colosseum and the Roman Forum are closer to Colosseo metro station. Other important sites, such as the church of Saint Agnes Outside the Walls, the Baths of Caracalla and the Papal Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls can be visited from Bologna, Circo Massimo and Basilica San Paolo stations. You can also visit Rome National Central Library from Castro Pretorio station, while Roma Tre University is located close to Garbatella.
Line C runs between Monte Compatri-Pantano, in the eastern suburbs of the Italian capital city, and Lodi, in the centre of Rome. Extension to Colosseo is planned to be completed in 2022. The Line C is represented on the subway map wih the green color.
There are not many major tourist sites located close to Line C. The only interesting sites we can highlight are the Papal Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, and the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, both are accessible from San Giovanni metro station.