"Location of taxi queues (ranks)" Taxis Tip by mccalpin
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In Rome, taxis are normally not hailed on the street, even when empty. Instead, the City has set up 63 locations where official taxis are in queues or "ranks".
You can call a taxi to your location (hotels do this all the time), but the meter starts clicking the moment the taxi leaves its queue for your hotel. If you have luggage, of course, calling for a taxi pickup makes sense, but most Romans on foot would just walk over to the nearest location and take the first taxi in line.
Finding where these queues are can be difficult - here is the link to the official website - http://www.comune.roma.it/PCR/resources/cms/documents/parcheggi_taxi_new.pdf
The table is organized by municipii, the subdivisions of the City of Rome. This is your first hurdle because you probably have no idea where these are. I don't and I used to live there. The left hand column is the municipio. Note that municipio #1 has the center of the city center, so it's a good place to start. See http://www.comune.roma.it/wps/portal/pcr?jppagecode=municipi.wp for the official map. Note that most of the center of Rome is in municipi I, II, III, and XVII.
In the table above, note that there are many locations that are underlined. These are places where there is a phone on a "little column" that can be used to call a taxi to your location.
Note that in the table above, the left hand location is the area served, but the right hand location is the actual address of the taxi queue. Note that "Civico" refers to the street number, so when it reads"PIAZZA DI SPAGNA " and "CIVICO 52-54", this means the street address of 52-54 Piazza di Spagna. This address is normally (but not always) marked on the side of the building with a small square of marble with the number inscribed in it.
P.S. note that there will be taxis at most (all) train stations in town, whether or not they are on the list above.
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