Map of Rome Italy
Navigating Through the Capital Made Easy

No matter where your travels take you, you’ll need a detailed and easy to read map to get you where you want to go. This is especially true if you are planning on visiting Italy’s capital and you'll get good use out of a map of Rome Italy. Did you know that the city of Roma, as the locals call it - has the most monuments in the entire world? And with 1,285 square miles of ground to cover and a vast amount of not only monuments but also artifacts, artwork, gardens, churches and historical landmarks to visit, you’re going to want to plan your trip carefully. Studying the map of Rome Italy should help make sure you accomplish what is planned, enjoy the convenience of various transportation and avoid incurring hefty fines from unexpected circumstances like driving through a Zona Traffico Limitato (Restricted Driving Zone). 


Map of Rome Italy - ZTL Restricted Driving Zones

Driving into a ZTL without proper authorization will result in a hefty fine. In almost every case, non-residents as well and tourists will not be issued passes, as only the local drivers and authorized vehicles are allowed to drive in these zones. Fines are issued by ticket-cameras placed at zone entrances, these tickets will vary in price based on the city and the bill will be sent to the address where the vehicle is registered. You might typically expect to pay 65€ if you drive into a ZTL zone in Italy, plus a Traffic Violation Fee of around 25€ charged by rental car company if driving a hired vehicle.

Be aware - GPS systems do not include ZTL boundary information and usually suggest the shortest route, same goes for all the toll roads as well. Please be aware of this to avoid potential traffic tickets and unwanted fees while on the roads.

The first thing you should consider is whether you need just a map of Rome Italy, or if perhaps you will be visiting some of the regions surrounding Rome, you may want a map of those areas as well. Lazio is the region in central Italy that contains Rome. It is the second most populated region in the country and is 6,657 square miles. Some of the other cities to note in this region that you might want to visit Tivoli. It is close enough to Rome for a day trip, yet you will find unique historical landmarks here such as the San Lorenzo Cathedral, the Rocca Pia, and an ancient Roman Amphitheatre. The town of Civitavecchia is also in this region. There is a Michelangelo Fort a short distance away and a National Archaeological Museum to visit here. And if you visit the hilltop village, Civita di Bagnoregio you’ll be enchanted with this charming area. 

So once you’ve figured out where you want to go and what kind of map you need let’s look at what your map should contain. A proper scale indicator is important for your map of Rome Italy. This way, you can figure out the actual distance, if needed. A well designed legend is also essential. The legend is colour coded and can tell you things like what types of roads are in the area, the population of certain areas and where there is water as opposed to lands or green spaces. The map should also be labelled in detail with all or most of the places that you are planning on visiting. If it’s not on the map, you may risk getting lost. You will also want to look at the orientation when you are using the map and also take in things like titles to make sure you have the map you need as well as if the map is easy to read and understand. 

You’ll find a variety of different types of maps. Choose one that you can easily take with you. Digital maps even offer walking directions and up to date information so if possible, you might want to consider using one of those as well. No matter which map or Rome Italy you choose, make sure it works for you. Enjoy your visit to the capital!

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