In general, many tourists don’t visit any of Rome’s beautiful parks. Villa Pamphili, in particular, is the largest public park in Rome and is probably also the most well-kept and beautiful. Go for a walk – or even a run – to get a sense of where the locals escape to.
After a long walk, why not experience one of the largest parts of the Italians life and culture. I am obviously talking about food. Instead of merely dining at a delicious local restaurant, we recommend taking a cooking class such as Mamà – Laboratori di Cucina near the Salaria. The classes are in Italian so it helps if you can speak a bit or bring a friend who can translate for you. There’s even prosecco to enjoy while you’re cooking – and lot’s of it!
If you’re looking for adventure, we could recommend that you rent a hire car and drive to Bomarzo. The private park dates back to the 16th century when a rather eccentric prince, Vicino Orsini, commissioned grand statues of mythical creatures – mostly of monsters and dragons – which are spread throughout the park.
Or if you want to journey by bike, then pedalling around Villa Borghese is a must. Villa Borghese is a landscaped garden and the third largest public park in Rome. You can access the park from several districts in the city, being Pinciano, Flaminio and Salario.
After a long day of sightseeing, enjoying a gelato is the best way to wind down. Remember to say ‘yes’ to panna which is whipped cream! You’ve done a lot of walking / cycling so you won’t need to worry about the calories.