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Green Parks and Best Beaches in Rome

Green Parks and Best Beaches in Rome 


Villa Ada, a beautiful nature reserve in the north of Rome, with many entrances, a large lake, a good picnic spot or romantic date and entertainment.


Villa Pamphili.

Build by the noble roman Pamphili family in 1630, the villa Doria Pamphilli now represents a huge and beautiful park situated just outside the ancient walls of Rome. The central attraction of the park is undoubtedly the Casino del bel respiro (literally: The small villa of the good breath). It is in baroque style, full of statues and ornaments. It overlooks a geometric secret garden which contains statues fountains, chapels and roman ruins.


Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese in Rome is one of the largest urban parks in Europe. The State acquired the gardens from the Borghese family in 1901 and opened them to the public on 12 July 1903.

What differentiates Villa Borghese from other large parks such as Hyde Park or Central Park is the perfect combination between nature and Roman art. Villa Borghese is home to interesting architectural elements, sculptures, monuments and fountains created at different times by famous artists.



Nice beaches in Rome



Water quality here ranges from okay to good depending on the weather. Go later in the day and stay past sundown for Fregene’s hopping party scene: you may end up sipping on Campari and Aperol spritzes with pro soccer players, minor celebrities and the city’s chic crowd.

There are direct trains available to Maccarese-Fregene, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. Trenitalia are the main train operator on this route and will whisk you to Maccarese-Fregene in no time.


Lido di Ostia

The beach closest to Rome and the busy Port of Ostia, lido di Ostia isn’t going to win any beauty prizes – or even a congeniality prize, given that its sands are dominated by stabilimenti that you have to pay to set foot in. But for a mindless beach fix, it doesn’t get much simpler than hopping on the 30-minute train from Rome’s Porta San Paolo station to Lido Centro and sampling a slice of Italian beach culture.



Santa Marinella


This beach has a mix of both rocky areas as well as some gorgeous sandy parts. As this beach is extremely easy to get to, there are many amenities around the beach where you can pick up some food or drinks.

This beach is similar to Ostia beach whereby it is split up into two sections; one free area and one area that you have to pay for. It should be said though that the free area is normally quite small therefore you have to get there early to get your spot on the beach. It takes about 1 hour to get to Santa Marinella beach, from either Termini station, Ostiense or Saint Peter’s station.