Things to do in Rome

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The historic city of Rome has a number of activities to keep you busy and in awe for the vast majority of your stay. Rome activities run the gamut from exploring gardens, parks, and monuments to visiting ruins, museums, baths and more.

A few words of advice: wear comfortable shoes and fuel up at any Rome restaurant before you set out on your journey. You will spend most of your time walking from sight to sight, climbing stairs, and strolling through gardens.

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Rome Segway Tours

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Relive the days of Ancient Rome wile you glide throughout the most spectacular places of the Imperial Rome on the coolest ride of the 21st Century!

The Segway tour are limited to 6 and a minimum of 2 clients, so it's guarantee an intimate and unique experience.

Rome Segway Tour covers all the most glorious places of the Imperial Rome:

Circo Massimo The Arch of Constantine The Roman Forum The Colosseum The Traian column Palatino Hills Santa Maria’s Church and its Bocca della Verità wall sculpture

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tel:+39 055 2398855
url:www.italysegwaytours.com
address:Via Ostilia 29 - Roma
email:info@italysegwaytours.com

Lido di Ostia Beach

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Rome is all about ancient ruins, restaurants, museums, monuments, monasteries, colosseums, and churches – it’s not so much about beaches. So if you’re looking for a beach in Rome, you probably won’t find one. The nearest beach to Rome is about a 35-minute train ride away. Because it’s the closest beach to Rome, Lido di Ostia Beach is always packed with locals looking for a quick getaway on the weekends and tourists looking to do some sunbathing during their stay. In addition to Lido di Ostia Beach, which is considered a “somewhat clean” beach (ouch!), the harbor more..

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url:www.ostia-antica.org
address:Ostia Rome

Trajan’s Market

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Trajan’s Market

Considered an excellent example of urban Roman architecture. Built between 107 and 110 A.D., the market consists of warehouses, offices, and shops. Goods such as wine, oil, vegetables, fruits, and other groceries were sold here. The market also contains two spacious halls that were used for educational seminars, speeches, and concerts. Location: Via Quattro Novembre 144 on the Via de Fori Imperali at the opposite end of the Colosseum.

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address:Via Quattro Novembre 144

Bioparco and Villa Borghese

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If you want to take a break from all of the museums, you can take a stroll through Villa Borghese or visit the Bioparco – Rome Zoo, which sits in the center of the park. Villa Borghese is the largest public park in Rome and it also houses several museums, although there is plenty to do besides museum hopping here. The 148-acre park also has fountains, lakes, temples, and statues to explore.

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url:www.bioparco.it

Museum of Roman Civilization

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This museum is a little out of the way, but it is a must see for all visitors to Rome. Located in the modern city Esposizione Universale Roma (or EUR), the Museum of Roman Civilization (Museo della Civilta Romana) is considered one of Rome’s most unique and interesting museums. The building itself is divided into 59 sections – each an illustration of the history of Roman civilization. EUR is located roughly 4.3 miles south the historic city center.

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tel:+39 06 5926041
address:The City of Esposizione Universale Roma (EUR)

The Colosseum

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The Colosseum attracts more visitors than any other historic structure in Rome. Tough to miss, the Colosseum reaches 159 feet into the sky and it measures a massive 616 feet by 511 feet. This ancient amphitheater was the setting for public entertainment such as the infamous (and cruel) gladiator combat spectacles as well as other forms of “entertainment.” The Colosseum, which could accommodate 55,000 spectators pouring in from more than eight different entrances, features Corinthian, Doris, and Ionic styles – the ancient world’s classical styles.

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tel:+39 06 39967700
url:www.pierreci.it
address: Piazza del Colosseo Rome
email:rpv@ntl.sympatico.ca

Journey Through the Baths of Caracalla

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Built between 212 and 219 A.D., the Baths of Caracalla (more than 50 baths) was the second largest baths complex in ancient Rome. While the complex was originally decorated with elaborate mosaics and statues, only several still remain. However, at 27 acres and room for 1,700 people, the ruins are still well worth the visit as it is quite a magnificent site. The Baths of Caracalla is located just southeast of ancient Rome’s center at Viale delle Terme di Caracalla. +39 06 39967700

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address:Southeast of ancient Rome’s center at Viale delle Terme di Caracalla

The Pantheon

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The 141 foot dome is the major attraction here and until 1436, it was the largest dome in the world. At more than 1,800 years old, the Pantheon offers a look back into the great Roman Empire. The Pantheon is located in the historic center of Rome – Piazza del Rotonda, surrounded by numerous cafes, street vendors, and bustle.

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tel:+39 06 68300230
address:Historic Center of Rome - Piazza del Rotonda

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