Ten Things to Do in Rome

Ten Things to Do in Rome
Situated on the Tiber River along the west coast of Italy, Rome is a city rich in history and culture. Remnants from a time long ago when the Roman Empire was the most powerful force in the world still decorate the streets and influence the architecture. With such picturesque terrain, there is no lack of activity in the city's outlying forests and hills.

Camping at Tiber Village

Along the Tiber River, there is a vast landscape perfect for tent-pitching and marshmallow-roasting. The Tiber Village Hostel is located next to the Prima Porta. Site amenities include Wi-Fi connections, a swimming pool, a bar and restaurant, a supply store, shuttle service to Prima Porta and washing facilities.

Tiber Village Hostel
Via Tiberina, Km 1,400
Rome, Italy
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Hike Through History

Italian Geographic is a company that provides daily hiking excursions through famous ruins and historic landmarks. The trip allows hikers the elation of a healthy trek over rugged terrain with the awe-inspiring nature of its surroundings. Locations include Etruscan alters and Roman tombs.

Italian Geographic
Via Louis Daguerre 24
00124 Rome, Italy
italiangeographic.com/

Tee Off

You may be surprised to learn that golf has a vast history in Italy. One of Rome's oldest courses, which was built in 1903, is called Circolo del Golf di Roma Acquasanta. The course lies over what remains of an ancient Roman aqueduct. The club features 18 challenging holes, lessons from pros, a swimming pool, a restaurant and a driving range. Or visit Circolo del Golf Fioranelli. Located in the classic Roman countryside, this course is one of the most challenging in Rome.

Circolo del Golf di Roma Acquasanta
Via Appia Nuova 716/a
00178 Rome, Italy
golfroma.it/

Circolo del Golf Fioranelli
Via della Falcognana 61,
00134 Rome, Italy
fioranellogolf.it/

Float down the Tiber River

Tiber River dinner cruises offer vacationers two and a half hours of relaxation on a luxury cruise liner. As you eat, drink and be merry, the boat takes you to the Island of Tiberina and back.

Learn to Scuba Dive

Rome is the fortunate location for S.T.A.R., or The Scuba Training Academy Roma. The academy offers training in everything from rescue to open-water diving for all levels of expertise. While you are in Rome, register for a class in underwater antics.

Scuba Training Academy Roma
Via Ignazio Guidi, 96
00147 Rome (Lazio), Italy
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Horseback Riding

Embark on a horseback riding excursion through a countryside manor built in 1902. The Fazio Farm House is the location of the prestigious Holy Water Riding Club. Visitors can trek through 3,500 acres of protected scenic landscape. Instructors are on-hand to give lessons in riding and jumping.

Casale Fazio
Via Vallericcia snc
Rome, Italy
circoloippicoacquasanta.it/

Zoom Around Town

If you get tired of walking, AdMo Tours offers motorcycle rentals for travelers over the age of 25. Rent a dirt bike or motorcycle and speed through the ancient Roman streets. You can also take a motorcycle tour around the city.

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Kayak Along the Tiber Rapids

The Canoa Kayak Club in Rome offers canoeing and kayak lessons and trips to the Tiber for an adventurous afternoon ride on the rapids.

Via Vitorchiano, 113
00189 Rome, (Lazio), Italy
06 33221023‎

Take in a Football Game

Watch a football (soccer) game in an Olympic stadium. Lazio Roma and As Roma are two first-rate football teams that play in the Stadio Olimpico. The stadium seats over 81,000 people and hosted the World Cup of Football in 1990.

Stadio Olimipico
Viale dei Gladiatori, 2
Roma, Italia

Visit With the Animals

The Rome Zoo, or the Bioparco, is located across the park from the Spanish Steps. The zoo features lions, tigers, bears, hippos and other common zoo characters in a kid-friendly atmosphere. There is also a farm animal petting zoo.

Bioparco - The Rome Zoo
Piazzale del Giardino Zoologico, 1
00197 Rome (Lazio), Italy
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Article Written By Diane Todd

Diane Todd holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication from North Carolina State University and is a former video and web producer for a North Carolina multimedia agency. She also spent several years as a media specialist/graphics designer for the Cumberland County school system in Fayetteville, N.C.

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