If your in Rome this summer, why not check out the Red Bull Soapbox Race
There are plenty of things to keep you occupied in Rome with all the tourist attractions, museums and great restaurants to visit. But if you are visiting in June there is a special REDBULL event taking place that might be of interest to you!
Red Bull Soapbox Race
Red Bull Soapbox Race is a global race for amateur drivers of crazy handmade cars, fueled by creativity, competitiveness and fun. Its a unique event that does not include motor vehicles and allows both experts and beginners to design and build dream vehicles, or bizarre and hilarious, and to compete in a frantic race along a descent full of obstacles.
Red Bull has organized over 100 Soapbox Race around the world: from the first, in 2000, from Brussels to the United States, from Australia to South Africa, from Jamaica to Italy.
The event will be taking place on Sunday the 24th June at Villa Borghese. Villa Borghese can be reached in approx 30 mins from the Palladini Hostel. You just make your way to Termini station to take the Metro (Red Line) in the direction of Battistini. You stay on for 3 stops and get off at Spagna (Piazza di Spagna) from there you walk up the Spanish steps and go left until you reach the entrance to the park (Villa Borghese).
For more information about the event you can visit the official website http://www.redbullsoapboxrace.com/it/it/location/
If you are there to see the race the Park also has many other attractions worth checking out. You can visit the end of the park called Pincio where you will see spectacular views of the city overlooking Piazza del Popolo and the Vatican in the distance. A good tip is to visit here for the sunset. You can also bring a picnic and relax in the park like many of the Romans do on a sunday or rent a bike to ride around.
If you are planning to visit Rome of the event come stay with us at the Palladini , we offer a variety of Private Rooms ensuite and dorm rooms for the traveler on a budget. We offer kitchen facilities and a relaxing lounge room to kick back use the free WIFI and chat with the other guests of the hostel.
For availability and booking at the hostel you can check the link here PALLADINI HOSTEL BOOKINGS