The ancient trading town of Ostia is a popular destination for Romans to spend a day by the sea. Ancient ruins, sun, sand, dunes and sea, bathing facilities and good fish restaurants, Ostia has a lot to offer.
On Sunday in Rome it is especially beautiful on the Appia Antica because there is hardly any traffic. During a walk or a bike ride you will see ancient tombs on the right and left side of the road and after visiting the catacombs you can enjoy a delicious meal in a garden restaurant.
Take 4 hours for this walking tour of the Capitol, Aventino and Testaccio. Enjoy the view from the Capitol and the Orange Garden and reward yourself with culinary specialties in the Testaccio district.
Unbelievable but true! Rome is the city with the most green spaces in Europe. The parks and villas in Rome are mainly due to the popes. There were estates and hunts of the noble families of Rome. The largest villa is Villa Pamphili in northwestern Rome. It is the destination of walkers, joggers and Sunday excursions.
The Vatican State is one of the most important attractions for pilgrims and visitors to Rome. Visiting the museums and St. Peter’s Basilica in three hours is a logistical challenge. Read how you can succeed and what you need to consider in order not to be turned away at the entrance.
Villa d’Este dates back to Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este in the 16th century. He had the idea of setting a garden below his palace, which was built in a former Benedictine monastery.
The seven church pilgrimage has a long tradition. For the Romans, “making the round of the seven churches” means that it takes a long time. Find out here which churches belong and how to get there best.