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Summer Activities in Rome

by Globetrooper Todd | Add a Comment

Throughout the whole year Rome sees an uncountable amount of tourists. The city’s beauty appeals to everyone. In no other city you will find so many historical sights on every corner you turn and you will be in awe when you see the amazing art work all around the Vatican. Some of my personal favorites include the Trevi Fountain and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

If you are a person who loves surprises the summer might be the best time to rent Rome apartments. During the summer months the city hosts several open air festivals and events.

Summer in Rome

Trevi Fountain

For example the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has a summer open air programme with various operas and ballet performances. The location for the shows are the Caracalla baths near the Circo Máximo. Like many other cities there is also be an open air cinema programme for the summer months.For example, at Piazza Vittorio there will be movies every night. Other locations for movies are Monteverde and Garbatella the programmes are organized by Le Arene di Roma.

But the biggest perks about visiting Rome over the summer are the lower rates for many of the tourist sights, accommodation, and food. Unlike what would be expected during the summer months the number of visitors decreases and many businesses drop their rates to attract guests. In addition, some of the rare monuments and attractions of the summer only open during the summer. Among these is the Temple of Romulus. Lovers of art will love that many museums offer free hours or discount rates during the summer.

Summer in Rome

Terme di Caracalla

And of course we can’t leave out the beaches and lakes around Rome. Where else would you cool off from the high temperatures?! Less recommendable to take a dip, but closest to the city is Ostia. To go swimming it is better to check out Sperlonga and Terracina which are both easy reachable by train. Last but not least, the lakes Lago Albano and Lago di Nemi are also a great alternative to go swimming. Especially nature lovers will enjoy going here, because the lakes are surrounded by a beautiful green landscape.

All of the above should do the trick to convince even the biggest cheapskate to rent one of the apartments in Rome this summer.

Posted in Italy, Services | July 21st, 2011

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