During Orientation, JFRC students are provided with maps of the neighborhood and the centro storico. Take a look at them and try to figure it out independently first. The SLAs are also a resource for help, but they want you to try to figure out how to get around on your own. Learning to navigate a foreign city is an incredibly empowering and educational experience. We don't want to cheat you out of that experience! Unless you have done your research first, reconsider asking the SLAs for directions. Google Maps is another good resource that gives walking and public transit directions.
There are two main bus stops that you will frequently use. For only the 990, walk to the end of our driveway and veer straight. At the first main street (Via Balduina), turn right. You will see the large yellow sign in front of you. For the 990, 913 and N6 follow the same directions, but do not turn right on Via Balduina; instead, cross the street and continue to walk straight. You will reach the next street (it is much less busy), travel one block and then turn left. Walk until the sidewalk curves left, follow the curve of the sidewalk to the left and you will see the large yellow sign in front of you. All of these buses will take you down the hill of Monte Mario and closer to the centro.
The N6 is a modified 913 route and only runs after midnight. Also, the Metro stops at Ottaviano (buses 990 & 913) and Cipro will be very useful. The buses and metro begin at 5:30AM and the bus runs until the night buses start at midnight. The Metro A line closes at 11:30PM Sunday through Friday, but remains open until 1:30 AM on Saturdays. A usual resource is the website which gives updates concerning the time schedules and changes due to construction.
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