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Nature in Rome: Parks, gardens & green life
Rome: the greenest city in EuropeNot just monuments, art, history and culture. Rome is also the greenest city in Europe with 85 thousand hectares of land between historic villas and public gardens. 67% of the municipal territory.
The largest green area in Rome is the Appia Antica Regional Park which is also the largest urban park in Europe with a protected natural area of 4580 hectares.
Then there is the Pineto regional park which occupies 240 hectares in the north-western quadrant of the city between the Balduina, Trionfale and Aurelio districts, and the historic villas of Rome, in order of size: Villa Doria Pamphilj (184 hectares), Villa Ada (160 hectares) and Villa Borghese (80 hectares)
And this without considering the natural area that extends all around the city of Rome, called Agro Romano including natural parks such as the Insugherata Nature Reserve to the North or the Aniene Nature Reserve or the Cervelletta Rural Park to the East.


The Appia Antica ParkOne of the most beautiful parks in Rome, a unique place in the world where history and nature blend in an exceptional landscape and environmental framework that offers even the most intransigent visitors unexpected surprises.
Starting from the Regina Viarum, the Via Appia Antica, which winds for over 16 kilometers which is always accessible. An open-air museum flanked by historic agricultural estates and the spectacular remains of imperial villas and aqueducts.
In addition to the Via Appia Antica, the park includes the Valle della Caffarella, the Parco degli aqueducts, the Tenuta di Tormarancio and the archaeological area of via Latina covering an area of 4580 hectares, making it the largest urban protected area in Europe.
It is possible to visit the Park independently or by taking part in the many events and guided tours that the Park organizes especially in autumn and spring.


Park tour by bike
It is possible to explore the Roman countryside and admire all the historical-natural wonders with a beautiful e-bike tour.
Starting from the Colosseum, you exit the city through Porta San Sebastiano and walk along the Appia Antica admiring the remains of Ancient Rome such as the Tomb of Cecilia Metella and the Circus of Maxentius. The tour then continues in the Park of the Aqueducts, with the monumental arches that once brought water to Rome and the green Caffarella Valley.
If you want, you can also opt for a more complete itinerary which also includes a visit to the Catacombs.
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The Archaeological Park of Ostia AnticaThe ancient name of the city is Ostia tiberina, the 'gate' of the Tiber from which, according to legend, Romulus and Remus traveled up the "sacred river" in a basket before being found and suckled by the she-wolf.
The first Roman colony founded by the king of Rome Ancus Marzio in the 7th century BC, the ancient city of Ostia developed during the imperial age as a port commercial centre, linked above all to the supply of grain to Rome.
It remained a residential and administrative center after the construction of the ports of Claudius and Trajan, it rapidly declined in the late ancient period (during the crisis of the 3rd century) and was abandoned in the early medieval period.
Together with Pompeii, Ostia Antica is the largest archaeological site in the world with an extension of over 150 hectares, which also includes protected green areas, special protection zones of landscape and environmental value.
Entry times: the park is open every day, except Mondays, starting from 8.30 am
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The villas of Tivoli: Villa d'Este and Villa AdrianaVilla d'Este
It is the villa built by Cardinal Ippolito d'Este, son of Lucrezia Borgia, in 1560 in Tivoli, about 20 km from Rome. A masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance with an impressive concentration of fountains, nymphaeums, caves and water features, it is considered one of the most beautiful works of architectural art of the sixteenth century and in 2001 it was included among the UNESCO world heritage sites.
Open every day from 8.45am until sunset, closed on Monday morning, 1 January and 25 December
Free entry on the first Sunday of the month, April 25th, June 2nd and November 4th


Hadrian's Villa
A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999, it was built by Emperor Hadrian in an area rich in water sources a few kilometers from the town of Tibur near Tivoli (ancient Tibur) between 118 and 138 AD.
The Villa extended over an area of at least 120 hectares and included residential structures, spas, nymphaeums, pavilions and gardens.
Today the visitable area is approximately 40 hectares including the Canòpo, the large swimming pool surrounded by an elegant colonnade with copies of famous Greek statues, the Maritime Theatre and the Grandi Spa.
Open every day from 8.15 am until sunset, closed on January 1st and December 25th
Free entry on the first Sunday of the month, April 25th, June 2nd and November 4th
Entrance for both villas

Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana Tour from Rome


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