Rome, Italy Hotel Reviews
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Imagine a whirlwind tour of the Eternal City – the Forum, Coliseum, Castel Sant’Angelo, Vatican, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and Spanish Steps as today’s Romans do; from atop a bicicletta. The best time to peddle through this gorgeous city is from May through September, when the historic center is closed to autos and motorini every second Sunday of the month.
During this time, the city center is nicknamed Isola Verde or “Green Island” referring to the environmentally friendly aspect of reduced air and noise pollution. Touring by bicycle is a perfect way to see Rome from literally a fresh perspective.
Visiting Londoners Kirsty Norton and Chris Allen who rented bikes by the hour in Villa Borghese thought the prices were very good and as Kirsty exclaimed, “it beats walking”. At the park’s Bici Pincio rental site, tandem bikes are also available as are risciò, pedal-powered carts for 3 to 6 people.
Laney Sigrist from Pennsylvania was enthusiastic about commuting in the city via bicycle because, “we can go faster than a car or moped.”READ MORE
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