Best Ways to Explore Rome

Best Ways to Explore Rome

Best Ways to Explore Rome – Rome, the capital of Italy, lies on both banks of the Tiber River. It is one of the world’s richest cities in art, history and religion. There is so much to see and do that, if your time is limited, you cannot see it all. However, distances in Rome are not as huge as they seem, and there is more than public transportation to explore the city. Following we list a couple of options and itineraries to follow.

Cycling in Rome

Rome has a cycling track 15 kilometers long that takes you from up-town, the Castel Giubileo dam in the northern side of Rome, to Ponte Risorgimento near Centro Storico. Most of the itinerary unwinds along a natural environment following the Tiber, and only the last three kilometers run in downtown Rome.

You may choose from one of the following Cycling track itineraries:

  1. from Ponte Risorgimento to Villa Borghese
  2. from Villa Borghese to Villa Ada
  3. from Ponte Sublicio to Ponte della Magliana
  4. from Ponte della Magliana to Ponte di Mezzocammino
  5. from Via Giulio Agricola down to via Nobiliore.

River Boat Tour

Fascinating boat tours on the Tiber, passing under the bridges of Rome, are a different and original way to visit the city. You will board at Ponte Umberto I, facing Piazza Cavour and arrive at Ponte Duca d’Aosta , which connects the district of Flaminio to Foro Italico. The tour takes about one hour and a half. It will take you back to your starting point. From the boat you will admire some of the most attractive sights of Rome: Castel Sant’Angelo, Ara Pacis, the Foro Italico, the famous “Albergo dell’Orso” where Dante Alighieri, Rabelais and Goethe stayed.

Panoramic Flights

To view Rome from a different angle, take a panoramic flights. The tour starts everyday including holidays from Aeroporto dell’Urbe. The fare is 120,000 lire for each passenger.

The flight lasts about 20 minutes. From there you will enjoy on air view of the most interesting sights of Rome. After take-off the aircraft flies over Ponte Milvio, The Olympic Stadium and leads towards the Centro Storico passing over Piazza del Popolo, Piazza di Porta Pia, the Colosseo, Piazza Sant Pietro, flying as far as Villa Albani and the Mosque.

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