METROPOLITAN TRAIN: times
and stations - fares - stop request - Rome train map - train + bicycle
2) PUBBLICO BUS:
general information regarding the bus lines and the Scout base bus stop
3) CAR/PRIVAT BUS:
how to reach the base on your own: description, maps
1) METROPOLITANO TRAIN:
The camp is only
2,5 Kilometres away from "Bassano Romano" railroad station
of "FR3" line from Rome to Viterbo (FR3 is a regional line of
TRENITALIA, the Italian National Railroads Company). Transfers from
almost any place in Rome to the camp are very easy also for big events,
such as region, district and group camporees. This is due to the high
number of passengers that can be brought by these "TAF" trains, allowed
to carry about 850 people, and to the high number of stops in Rome city
(more than 10 in addition to connections to lines A and B of Rome
underground, the so called "Metro" or "Metropolitana"). The only problem,
more apparent than real, is due to the fact that Bassano Romano station
is "officially" closed and it is opened only for scouts/guides;
therefore, thanks to an agreement between Trenitalia and B.-P. Park,
this stop must be requested following the instructions here below. The
station immediately after Bassano Romano can be used as an alternative:
"Capranica" station, which is just 6
away from the camp and it is on the trains timetables; in addition
to this all the trains stop with no need of request.
For the train to stop at the Bassano Romano station,
you have to request it beforehand:
You must either fill out the appropriate form or contact the agent
at B.-P. responsible for this service (see first page)request for
special trains stop is restricted to Satudays and Sundays with the
attacched form, to be sent by mail in the sunday before the requested
The useful trains
and prenotables for stopped of B.-P. Park leave every hour: We bring back
therefore only the minute of the passage to the station. ATTENTION:
in the festive days and in August every day, the frequency is halved to a
every train two hours. The trains are cancelled in fact that leave to the
odd number hours.
the timetable of trains Roma- Viterbo,
Viterbo - Roma
Tickets are avaible in the most important
railroad station in rome (Trastevere, S.Pietro, Ostiense, Cesano and the
other stations with tickets office). You can buy tickets also in
"tabaccherie" (tabagist shops with typical "T" sign) near all the big and
small stations. When you buy a ticket you have to buy it for Capranica (stop
after Bassano) because Bassano Romano is not a official opened station.
It's possible to use the ticket with integrated fares "METREBUS LAZIO" of
This kind of ticket should be more cheaper than single ticket if you want
use many different transport system in one day only.
BICYCLE + TRAIN The bicycle train ticket costs €3.60 and is sold in
the stations with a ticket office (Roma Tiburtina, Roma S. Pietro, Roma
Ostiense, Cesano). It is valid for 24 hours, starting from your first trip
and dependent on the distance traveled and the number of trains taken. The
ticket gets stamped before you get on the train and gets divided in half:
one half to keep and the other to put on the bicycle. In addition, you must
have a regular passenger ticket.
The TAF trains that run on the FR3 Roma-Viterbo line unfortunately
do not have a special space for bicycles. However, like on all TRENITALIA
trains, it is possible to take a bicycle with you.
Our suggestion is to put your bicycles in the area reserved for
wheelchairs, which is either in the first or last car of the train and
marked by a wheelchair logo on the outside. It can fit 8 to 10 bicycles,
with another 4 in the adjoining corridor. If you wish to take more bicycles,
then you should probably split up among the different cars and put the
bicycles near the exits, preferably avoiding the central ones.
To get to B.P. Park by bicycle it is best to use the Capranica
Experience has taught us not to ask the station personnel (who are
usually poorly informed) for instructions, because the answer is always
either "You can't take the bike on the train," or "Put it somewhere where it's
out of the way." We suggest just to take the second answer for granted, take
your bicycle on the train on your own, and try not to create discomfort for
BICYCLES ON THE ROME SUBWAY: Riding on the subway with a bicycle is
possible only on Sundays and only on the first car of the B line and the
Roma Lido, for the price of a regular ticket (free if you have a yearly
subscription). From both these lines it is possible to change to the
Trenitalia FM3 Roma-Viterbo line at the Roma Ostiense stop
It is possible
to reach B.-P. Park using the Cotral regional buses, although trains are
without doubt the cheapest, practical, and spacious way to get there,
especially since it stops closer to the base.
Buses reach Bassano Romano (the end of the line), which is about 5km
from B.-P. Park. This bus leaves from Rome at Saxa Rubra (on the Via
Flaminia), which can be reached using the ATAC urban buses #200 and
#232, or the Met.Ro urban train Roma-Viterbo (the other one) that leaves
from Piazzale Flaminio (A line of the subway) every 15 minutes.
The other bus option is to use the Cotral Roma-Oriolo or
Roma-Oriolo-Vejano lines which leave from Rome at Saxa Rubra. Given the
distance between Oriolo station and B.P. Park, this option is useful for
Hike and Raid (8.5 km).
For information on fares and time schedules,
call the Cotral toll-free number 800-15-0008
Other useful numbers:
Roma Saxa Rubra bus terminal ticket office (+39)06-332-8331.
|3) CAR/PRIVAT BUS
FROM ROME AND SOUTHERN ITALY:
You can easily reach B.P. Park from the Grande Raccordo Anulare through the
Via Cassia Bis (Cassia Veientana), exit 5, in about 45 minutes.
FROM NORTHERN ITALY: from the A1 highway, exit at the Magliano Sabina
DISTANCES: B.P. Park is about:
60km from the A1 highway (Magliano Sabina exit)
70km from Fiumicino Airport
5km from Bassano Romano
As for bus transportation, our usual contact person is Mr. Mario
Alterio. Telephone: +39.068911822, +39.0633269589, +39.3386130876.
Note: Buses must be parked 500m from the entrance. Cars can not
circulate inside the B.P. Park.