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Between sport and relax: the parks of Rome loved by young people

Parco degli Acquedotti

For the extraordinary benefits it brings to our body and mind, sport should play a primary role in the life of each of us. In fact, it helps prevent disease, awakens the metabolism, reactivates muscle energy, relieves stress and promotes optimal breathing. We have therefore entrusted to three young Roman female students of the PCTO project (Paths for Transversal Skills and Orientation) the task of offering you a selection of parks in the capital where you can train in the open air, socialize and spend a day dedicated to of well-being and relax, immersed in greenery and history. Each of them is easily accessible by public transport.

Let's start from the historic centre of the city: to start, we suggest you stop at

Colle Oppio Park

The park is located just a few steps from one of the seven wonders of the world: the Colosseum, the most iconic monument in Rome and a UNESCO heritage site like the entire historic centre of the city. The area has recently been renovated and adapted to allow more sports to be practiced: in addition to providing basketball and soccer fields, it therefore offers ramps for skaters and bikers. Its breathtaking view of the Colosseum undoubtedly makes it one of the most beautiful skate parks in the world.

In the vast territory of the city there are really many alternatives available to us. Moving on to discover places particularly loved by the Romans and still little known by tourists, in the south-east quadrant of the city one of the most particular green areas is, for example, the

Energy Park/Ex Snia

The park is located in the Pigneto-Prenestino area and houses the former Snia lake, the only natural lake in Rome, which emerged from the underground aquifer during the works for the construction of an underground car park. The park offers an area equipped with ramps for skating and biking, but also a basketball court for those who love basketball. It also has a children's play area and a dog area for our four-legged friends to run and play.

A few kilometers away we find the

Park of Villa Gordiani

It is a green area loved and frequented by the people who live in the area and offers numerous alternatives for recreation, well-being and relax: games for children, a volleyball court, running paths and a large space for delicious picnics.

For running lovers, we recommend the

Tor Tre Teste Park

Located between the Alessandrino and Quarticciolo districts, the park is crossed by wide running paths for those who love running and walking in the open air. In the park there is a basketball court for basketball lovers, an ideal activity for fostering social relationships and cardiorespiratory training.

Continuing on via Casilina we can find

Villa de Sanctis

The large park has an ancient and important history. Many historical monuments can be found along its running tracks, which also provide equipment to use for training in the open air. Its pedestrian paths and rest areas make it one of the ideal destinations for those who love walking in the countryside. The park also has areas for gymnastic activities and games for children.

Equally long and significant is the history of the great

Centocelle Park

The park represents a cultural, environmental and landscape resource of extraordinary value. It includes the remains of three imposing Roman villas but also the large Forte Casilina, built at the end of the 19th century. In the 1920s, the first airport in Italy was built right here: when the airport was decommissioned, the area was first the subject of large urban projects and finally destined for the creation of a new urban park. Completely flat, the park is now simply perfect for walking, running and lying in the sun, or for cycling, rollerboarding and skateboarding.

An unmissable destination is also the

Park of the Aqueducts

It is one of the most fascinating parks in Rome, especially at sunset when it dresses in a thousand colours. Strolling in the park, between the imposing arches of the Claudio aqueduct and the Felice aqueduct, trees, waterfalls and paths, offers hours of complete relaxation away from the chaos of the city, making us relive the atmosphere of Rome of the past.

Finally, for its naturalistic beauty and its millenary history, we recommend the

Caffarella Park

Walking in this valley crossed by the Almone river, you come across numerous archaeological remains of sepulchres, villas, towers and hydraulic works: it can rightly be said that here history and nature go hand in hand. Ideal for walks and picnics, respecting the surrounding environment, the park also has a fitness area open to all.

Continue to discover the history and peculiarities of Rome's parks on the Sport in Rome Instagram page


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Parco del Colle Oppio Parco e Lago Ex SniaParco di Villa Gordiani Parco Tor Tre TesteParco Villa de SanctisParco di Centocelle Parco degli AcquedottiParco della Caffarella