As you all know by now, Italy has been hit really hard by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Many of you, who had planned and waited for this trip, trip of a lifetime, had found all museums, attractions and world-famous monuments closed. Is it disappointing? Yes. But, if you’re already here, in Rome, you might as well enjoy places and activities besides the Colosseum or the Vatican.
In this post, I want to give you 5 things to do in Rome or 5 ways to see the city.
It might sound silly, but it’s a great way to see Rome, and burn few calories.
Walk to the Spanish Steps, Trevi fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Pietra, Piazza Navona, Piazza Barberini, Castel Sant’Angelo, Appia Antica, Fori Imperiali. Walk via dei Coronari, via Giulia, Lungotevere, rione Regola, Trastevere, Jewish Ghetto, walk Monti. The list goes on and on. There are literally hundreds of places and things to see. As you walk the streets and squares of Rome, always look up at the facades, you might see some strange and interesting things.
Rome is the greenest European capital with an impressive number of parks, big and small. The most famous park of Rome is Villa Borghese. But it’s not the only one worth seeing. There’s also Villa Giulia, Villa Ada, Villa Torlonia, Park of the Aqueducts, Park of the Appian way, Gianicolo. Check them all out, it’s free and amazing.
3. The 7 Hills.
Yes the proverbial 7 hills of Rome. They’re still all here. You’ve got the Capitoline and the Palatine, the Aventine and the Esquiline, Celio and The Viminal, and finally the Quirinal. These are the hills upon which Rome had been built, and they are worth exploring. The Quirinal, Aventine and Capitoline offer some stunning views of Rome.
The “bonus hills” are Pincio and Gianicolo. Admire the most breathtaking sunsets from the Pincio hill.
Rome is becoming more and more bike-friendly. Plenty of options are available to choose from. You can book a bike tour, rent a bike and the gear from one of many bike rentals, or simply use a dockless bike sharing service. Check out these two links Riding in Rome and Bike Sharing in Rome.
1. Golf Cart, baby!
One of the coolest ways to see Rome is by a golf cart. If you’re in the mood for an adventure, rent a golf cart. There’s a ton of places where you can rent one. You can actually hit two birds with one stone, explore Villa Borghese park, and rent a golf cart from Nolo Borghese. It is a very affordable and eco-friendly way to explore the Eternal City.
These are just few suggestions/reasons for you to leave your hotel, BnB or Airbnb, go out there and explore. And more you walk, bike, ride and explore the more chances you have to stumble upon something unique and unforgettable.
I didn’t include the Scooter in this list for a very simple reason – it’s not for everyone. If you feel that you have what it takes to ride one, go for it.
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