In a hurry to get about town and don’t want to use public transport? Call a taxi company. The sole number to dial a taxi is 060609. For a list of the 65 taxi ranks in Rome and further more detailed information about the service, visit website www.060608.it. For full info about fares go to www.comune.roma.it.
Taxis licensed by Rome City Council are white and have a sign bearing the word “TAXI” on their roofs. The symbol of Rome City Council is clearly visible on the front doors and the license inside the back left. Other vehicles may well be driven by unauthorized persons and the fare could therefore be a great deal higher.
When possible, it is advisable to go to a taxi rank or call for one by telephone. A taxi may be booked for airports, railway stations and hospital via Radiotaxi. As explained below, a further cost is added when calling via Radiotaxi.
The Rome City Council number to telephone for a taxi is 060609. An automatic answering machine (in Italian only) asks that the number of the city borough from the call be dialled so that the nearest taxi rank may be contacted.