|Ancient cathedral in the background at the Florence station|
|The Italo high speed train that brought us from Rome to Florence,|
next to a local commuter train. Best train ride, ever--smooth, clean,
comfortable, and fast.
|That's not the fastest the Italo was going--|
it crept up to 300km over several stretches
between Florence and Venice
|An Italo snakes through the main Rome train station. An old-school steward/stewardess service brings red wine to your seat. Civlized, or what?|
|Suburban train sporting the national colors in Rome. The colors of the equipment as well as the right-of-way caught my eye--note that the rails are actually painted grey, I suspect to assist in track inspection and maintenance.|
|Rome tram lines crossing in the shadow of an ancient wall in the Porto Maggiore neighborhood. The white and yellow cars on the right are meter-gauge; the green cars on the left belong to the main standard-gauge Rome tram lines.|
|Rome trams meet near the Circo Massimo ruins, where an excavation is underway.|
|Rome tram stop. The tram system is extensive and somewhat complex in comparison to Rome's subway system. Our hotel|
concierge tried to dissuade us from riding the tram, but we found it to be reliable, safe, and fairly easy to use.