What to do in Rome summer 2017
Visiting Rome summer 2017 ? For those thinking of making the trip to Rome for summer in 2017 or for you organized travelers that have already booked your stay at Palladini Hostel. The summertime in Rome can be hot but lets not forget visiting in the summer can be the perfect trip as you can reach the beach if the weather gets too hot or even out to one of Rome’s lake for a dip if your not into the beach thing. Along with the many attractions the city offers, theme parks, outdoor markets and special events.
Let check out some of the things to do while on your stay in the Italian capital Rome summer 2016.
Visit to the Beach
In Rome summer 2017, Depending on how far you wish to travel and early you want to wake there are a variety of options close to Rome to reach the beach. The most popular and closest is the beaches at Ostia which can be reached on in an hour or so from the city centre. The beach trains leave from the metro stop Piramide and follow all the way to Cristoforo Colombo and then the bus Mare (7) to the gates where the big free beaches are. Another option is getting off at Lido Centro where you will find the beach clubs.
Another nice beach close to Rome is Santa Marinella and you can take the train from either Roma Termini or Roma Trastevere in the direction of Civitavecchia. The water is clear and the beach is clean. But be prepared to pay for sun loungers.
Visit to Lago Bracciano
You can make a daytrip here or even spend a couple of days in this nice little town if you have the time. The lake is great in the summer time and you can take a swim in the water that is perfectly clean or even rent a boat or cayak and just relax in the sun. The lake is calm and is the second largest in the region of Lazio and there are plenty of options to eat too. Head back upto the town and you have the Castle “Castello Orsini-Odescalchi” where you can take a guided tour inside or just walk around the town which is generally buzzing with people.
Rome Summer 2017 – on the Tevere
A yearly event on the banks of the river Tiber is Lungo Il Tevere. Its an event sponsored by the city of Rome and is a favourite for locals and the tourists. There is somethig for everyone on offer and even great for the kids too. You will find marker stall selling all sorts of arts and crafts, clothes and gifts to take back home for friends and family. There are games, a 5d cinema and football and volleyball courts. As you make your way down a variety of restauarants from local food, fish and even ethnic options of late. The markets start in the early evening and go on until late with live music and many bars to choose from.
To reach the markets you can make your way down to the river just after crossing the bridge towards Trastevere or just before as there is usually activities on both sides also onto the Tiber Island which hosts a local cinema. For more information you can check the official website http://www.lungoiltevereroma.it/
Tivoli and Villa D’Este
Tivoli is a hilltown just outside of Rome and takes just over an hour to reach by public transport. Once in this beautiful little town you can make the 5 minute walk towards Villa D’Este which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The Villa itself is nice to look around but the real treasure are the gardens with a series of man made ponds and grottos and extravagant fountains of various shapes and sizes scattered throughout. You can spend a nice couple of hours relaxing and walking around the gardens and taking in the summer sun and some time in the Villa too.
Another good option in Rome summer 2017 on a sunny day if your feeling a little sporty to to head out to Appia Antica and rent a bicycle. The best day to do this would be on a sunday when there is no traffic. You can rent a bike at various points along the way. We can recommend Punto Informativo via Appia Antica 58/60 and to rent a bike for the day will cost 15 Euros. Appia Antica is one of the earliest Roman roads built in 312 BC which connected Rome all the way to Brindisi for a total of 563 KM. Now you wont by cycling that far but its a great day out along the road and you can stop to visit some of the Catacombs along the way or take some lunch and stop for a picnic.
Visit a Waterpark
Rome has 3 options for waterparks that you can visit. Hydromania is probably the most traditional in Rome with various fun slides and attractions, pools places to eat or chill in the sun. Zoomarine is perhaps the most varied of the 3 which is more of a sea life centre with seal and dophin shows, a 5D cinema and birds of prey show. There’s also a big emphasis on nature and education, with various information about dinosaurs and various bird species around the park. Aquapiper is one of Italy’s largest waterparks it boasts an Olympic-Size swimming pool, wave pools, hydro-massage pools and some slides too along with restuarants, bars and cafes.