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Rome bike tours

If you would live an energizing and vitalizing Rome’s tour you will visiting the Eternal City by bike experience. A Part of the historic city center – that includes spots like the Pantheon and Castel Sant’Angelo – is closed to traffic and, even considering that it is mainly a pedestrian area without real cycling routes, byciclers and pedestrians alike can enjoy the area’s life, history and beauty Rome bike tours can be free and exciting, find out more.

 

Bike Rent

Places to visit Rome by bike are a lot. If you are a tourist or not own a bicycles there are available for rent in some of Rome’s parks, as well as tandem bikes and rickshaws for groups and families. There are also private agencies that offer guided tours of the city’s monuments. Renting a bicycle with a group usually discovers that a helmet is offered as part of the package, along with a tour guide who can illustrate and describe the eternal beauty of Rome. Or choose to ride in Rome bike tours alone, guided by your instincts, perhaps mapping your journey with the help of several.

Parks

The other areas perfect for pedallers  are the city Parks especially Villa Borghese, which holds a surprise or two; its architectonic marvels and museums such as the Carlo Bilotti Museum and the Borghese Gallery are first among these. The Gallery is a veritable treasure chest of art and history, conserving marble works of rare beaty inside – Paolina Borghese by Antonio Canova and Apollo and Dafne by Bernini, in particular, in addition to painting masterpieces by Raffaello, Titian and Caravaggio. Feet or with bicycles suitable for routes on dirt roads. Monte Mario Reserve located on Balduina is an urban area belonging to the XIX Town Hall which is very demanding only for mountain bikes 4 sectors for 6.7 km overall. A little further north is the “Zodiac” the Astronomical Observatory, its cycle path begins at Via Gomenizza (downstream) good: via del Parco Mellini (upstream) it is 1.7 km long. Another beautiful park is Villa Pamphilj an easy recommended bike tours the route beginning in S. Pancrazio gate till Via Aurelia Antica 2,150 km.

On Sundays

You can find sections of the hystoric center running alongside the Campidoglio and stretching to the Colosseum is closed to traffic, making it ideal for cycling near the Imperial Forums in peace and freedom. It it could happen that the municipal administration closed to the traffic like the city’s sections too close Vatican Walls. city like the one near the Vatican. Rome has about 80 km (50 mi) of cycle paths and, although some of them boast a little less maintenance than others, Rome bike tours can be less feasible and fun. A favorite among the itineraries for Rome bike tours is that of the Lungotevere (bank of the river on the Tiber): with different entrances and a calm that you will not find in the rest of Rome, the river is the place where visitors can take the sounds and smells of nature and a wonderful view of this city without time from below.

Sustainable Mobility

A Rome bike tour developing more sustainable mobility for large cities such as Rome. Not only for the roads that green paths, the particular morphological characteristics of the city of Rome includes a strong concentration on the axes of the Tiber and Aniene rivers and the coast of Ostia. The Rome’s infrastructure for cycling makes it strategic and fun to navigate the many highlights of the city, both for those interested in simple and short excursions, both for those who are at ease with mixed routes, more intense and longer routes . At certain times of the day, it is even possible to take the bike on both the A and B subway lines and on the train to Ostia Lido, for a change of scenery and a swim in the ” Capital sea“.

It was October 1978 when many pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square questioned themselves about the fate of the new Pope, who according to the forecasts attributed to him African nationality, certainly would not have been Italian. And so it was that October 16 was elected the first non-Italian Pope, Karol Wojtyla. The first non-Italian Pope since 1523. Elected a Slavic Pope who succeeded in breaking down communism and the Berlin Wall. Just the same year, a few months after two young entrepreneurs from Lazio took an important decision for the fate of their lives, registering in the form of limited liability company, their dream came alive and Vip Tour was born, their companions in tourist transport .

From there it will soon be V.I.P. Tours along with others will assert themselves as one of the pioneers of the “City Sightseeing” sector in Rome and in Italy. To respond to an increasingly growing demand in the field of the Open bus, establishing itself on the market for service quality and passenger care, not only for open buses. From the Via Farini office, in Rome, a few steps from Termini station.

Another element of attraction was set up in 1998 by the “Concorde” bus – the 50-seat Mercedes Intercar, which the company assigned to the V.I.P. Tour Naples – Pompeii. The peculiarity of this vehicle was that, in addition to having a typical “old style” structure, it was equipped with every comfort by providing audio video tools, able to provide a description of the history, points of interest, customs, traditions and the costumes of tourist sites about to be visited by travelers.

A few years later V.I.P. Tour, the well-established company will introduce a further element of attraction to its offer the Tour: Naples-Pompeii. It will be the bus “Concorde” – Mercedes Intercar 50 seats to accompany travelers pleasantly. The peculiarity of this vehicle was that, in addition to having a typical “old style” structure. But equipped with every comfort as audio video tools able to make a preview of the history, customs, traditions and customs of tourist sites that were about to be visited

In 1997 Green Line Tours purchased ten small 26-seater tram-buses, called “Greeny Bus”, due to the low level of pollution produced. These vehicles were equipped with Iveco 80E18 engines with ecological diesel combustion, introduced the catalytic muffler according to the regulations in force in compliance with the “Euro2” law. They were just called “Greeny”.

While in 2014, Italy won the Oscar with the film by Paolo Sorrentino – La Grande Bellezza. That through the description of the surreal worldly events mixed with his dense and intense dramas of the protagonist Gep Gambardella. It makes us discover Rome, the majestic and exciting capital. An itinerary immersed in the unique atmosphere of Imperial Rome starting from the Rione Celio, where the protagonist’s house is located, which enjoys a marvelous view of the Colosseum. Between the Roman Forum and the Domus Aurea, which combines antiquity and modernity with medieval churches, centuries-old monuments and elegant palaces of the late nineteenth century alternates, in perfect harmony, welcoming rooms with a “Roman” flavor and fashionable meeting places. In fact in imperial times this was one of the most sought after residential areas by noble families and even today its splendor shines through the magnificent ruins of the Baths of Caracalla. It is precisely in these celebrated streets that the “City Sightseeing” route takes place, where on board the Green Line Tours duoble deker offers an Open Bus service against the backdrop of great beauty. In the same year, 2014 Green Line Tours will introduce a new tour in Italy with a visit to Siena on board the 28 seats Granturismo cars in order to guarantee a quality and safety standard always at the highest levels.

At the end of the 90s and the beginning of the 2000 Green Line Tours enter the world of the internet is born www.greenlinetours.com, a real innovation that during the years around 20 revolutionized the whole world and the way to do tourism. Thanks to its website, Glt opens a window and connects with customers from all over the world, this will give greater scope and greater interaction with its customers, building loyalty. From that moment on, the sharing of information and the exchange of interests of customers, Glt changes and renews the commercial proposals offered by Glt. And with today twenty years after a revolution began September 1998 by the witty Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the two very young programmers who created Google Inc, the first search engine on the web. Green Line Tours is present on all the search engines in the world, its website reached the fourth release at the end of 2017, finally introducing the possibility to book tours in real time from all over the world.

In 2018 the rebranding of Green Line tours is under way, the logo changes. The restoration of the image of the company is not just about the intangible, but also the cars are equipped with a new look, new audio reproductions customized for young people and adults and obviously available in multilingual.

Green Line Tour, becomes a company in step with the times able to still compete with its competitors on the market, which during these 40 years have grown, having entered the market also international companies. Glt’s mission does not change to the first place there is the desire to tell Rome and other Italian destinations by making a dream vacation to tourists from all over the world live. Green Line Tours communicates through social networks and through these modern channels shortens the physical distances with its customers.

 

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“Spring and romance”: a perfect combination for those who choose to stay in Rome, away from the traffic and chaos of the capital but always in the heart of the eternal city. What is the better way to spend a few hours with your person your right person a girlfriend/boyfriend or in friendship. Immers yourself between one of beutiful green areas and into the ancient archaeological exhibits  finds of the marvelous parks of the Capital, perhaps with a breathtaking view. We has chosen for you some of the most romantic green areas of Rome, where even a moment can become important.

 

VILLA PAMPHILI

It is located in the quarter of Monteverde, on the Gianicolo (or the Roman Janiculum), just outside the Porta San Pancrazio in the ancient walls of Rome where the ancient road of the Via Aurelia commences. This park should be full of spring and romance, it  stretches over nine kilometers of perimeter between spectacular terraces and enchanting gardens. Villa Pamphili presents itself, a place where the history embraces the art and suggests romantic and suggestive atmospheres. The escape moments of encounter with nature and with the beauties that Rome reserves for its tourists but also for its inhabitants.

 

ROSETO COMUNALE

Open only in the spring months, the municipal rose garden is very suggestive and romantic in Rome. Besides the possibility of admiring about a thousand different species of roses, those who visit can experience the thrill of walking in an area of the city with a splendid view of the Circus Maximus and the Palatine Hill. Roseto was the site of Rome’s Jewish cemetery for centuries, before being presented to the city in the twentieth century. The rose’s garden in Rome opens to the public for the flowering season, and there are usually guided tours and special events, also open at night Villamusical shows.

 

 

 

 

VILLA BORGHESE

One of the most famous parks in the world? Probably is Villa Borghese’s park, lacated in the historic center of the city is ideal for spending afternoons away from noise and bustle, walking through paths and sculptures and maybe stopping to admire Rome from one of the most beautiful views of the Capital, the Pincio terrace. Or, in spring summer, time make a stop at the Globe Theater, the only Elizabethan theater in Italy that offers, in the summer months, a rich program of Shakespearean shows.

 

 

VILLA TORLONIA

Villa Torlonia, located about two kilometers from Porta Pia. It was purchased in 1797 by Giovanni Torlonia and later transformed into a  monumental complex (the restoration was entrusted to the architect Valadier), has entered the news and in history as the “Mussolini’s house”. Inside the Villa, you can enjoy the Limonaia and the liberty architecture of the Casina delle Civette. Near the Casina, there is the “Technotown” minicity amuses children with fake castings volcaniche, a news that explains how news works and virtual travel in ancient Rome.

 

 

VILLA D’ESTE

A few steps from Rome, including fountains, water lilies, water games and caves, you will be Villa d’Este, also Unesco heritage. The garden really leaves without words for particularity and suggestion. Optimal for an out-of-town trip waiting for the summer on warm spring days

Why do we celebrate Women’s Day and Why should we celebrate it?

This internationally celebrated day has a very deep meaning and aims to spread the message that there can be no development without gender equality.
The keywords of the day are:

  • Female emancipation
  • Fight against violence
  • Leadership
  • Inclusion

 

Infact the UN officializated the International Women’s Day – but the day of the woman was born many years before with the workers demonstrating in New York in 1857, even if the origin dates back to 8 March 1909 in which works of works died in a fire in the textile textile ‘Cotton and Cotton’ where they worked in New York or according to other sources on March 8, 1917 when a St. Petersburg women showed up for the end of the First World War – March 8 is still a important, symbolic, significant date.

“Inclusion rider” Frances McDormand said this statement last night at 90th Oscar Accademy Night in which she urged all other female nominees to stand up and reminded had to tell and projects that needed financing. Quoting Stacy Smith during his speech at the TED TALK, who researches gender equality in film and television at the University of Southern California, has put it, it’s the idea that line “positions”, where women, people of color, and members of LGBT communities are traditionally underrepresented.

women's day woman travelling alone

New York City – United States

Are Looking for amazing places to travel alone in America? Explore the Big Apple’s outer boroughs and the streets of Manhattan with no arguments over which iconic landmark, cutting-edge galleries and world-famous museums to visit, as the MOMA. This city can be expensive, if you are not prepared to put your money as Carrie Bradshaw, in shopping and in expensive restaurants. You may also go rollerblading in Central Park, take a sightseeing cruise on the Hudson, people watch in Times Square, or browse a Brooklyn flea market and eating around typical markets on international neighborhoods.

 

Reykjavik – Iceland

The Institute for Economics and Peace has been have ranked Reykjavik at first position of the Global Peace Index.
It is one of the safest places to travel alone in the world, for women’s day. That city is know for its safety, but not mistake not only for it.
Mystic, laid-back and downright beautiful, in Reykjavik is a great base for a day trips, it will be easy to move around and display Iceland’s postcard-perfect attractions, such as the Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights.

 

Bali – Indonesia

If you should just a relax and take it easy you can wish for a trip in Indonesia relaxing beaches, temples as well as inexpensive accommodations and food are just some of the top reasons why Bali is often deemed one of the ultimate places to travel alone for females. You will be so busy unwinding and soaking up your karma with yoga lessons and also the wondrous Balinese culture that you’ll forget that you are traveling alone.

 

Rome – Italy

Shall you indulge all your five senses? Found Rome. As a female solo traveler, walking around this vibrant Italian city will let you feel empowered and fully present. Not to mention, you may even get a marriage proposal, as you wander around Rome, as a solo traveler. Shall you indulge all your five senses? Found Rome as your next choose for a female solo traveler in women’s day. When you are walking around this vibrant Italian city will let you feel empowered and fully present. Not to mention, you may even get a marriage proposal, or you will hope to meet from a romantic unknowed as you wander around Rome, as a solo traveler.

Here, you can visualize the Roman Empire, in its full glory, by visiting the city’s awe-inspiring ancient sites, such as the Pantheon, Roman Forum and Coliseum. Likewise, you can see the pope’s home at The Vatican City and Saint Peter’s Basilica. Then, you may put on a pair of comfortable shoes and explore the piazzas and cobble laneways, while drinking sterile water from the city’s eye-catching fountains.

 

Melburne – Australia

Melbourne can serve as a base for exploring awesome places to visit in Australia as well, such as Philip Island, The Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park. For Women solo traveling can be the best places to praised for its live music, award-winning food and artistic culture. In fact Melbourne is a safest places to travel alone for women, also labeled as the cultural capital of Australia. As a matter of fact, you can even walk around there at night on your own. In addition, Australia is an English-speaking country, meaning it is easy for solo travelers to get around and navigate in Melbourne. If you ever need help, you may ask anyone walking by, and they will be happy to assist you.

The art’s exhibitions can be a good reason to organize a trip through city discovery tours. It will be a synonymous with beauty and knowledge.  And right now Italy is hosting a nice slice to discover art. From the shots of Kertész in Genoa to those of McCurry in Pavia, through the paintings of Picasso and De Chirico in Brescia and the drawings of Correggio and Guercino in Modena, up to the collective imagination of the 2000s on show in Catanzaro. Your journey to discovery city with art can start from here.

BRESCIA – From futurism to metaphysics, from “Return to order” to informal art in a path of surprising beauty: this is the exhibition “Picasso, De Chirico, Morandi, 100 masterpieces of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from the private collections of Brescia, set up at Palazzo Martinengo from 20 January to 10 June, which presents a selection of works of the most beautiful and important residences of Brescia and its province.The review, curated by Davide Dotti, is an opportunity to admire the likes of Balla, Boccioni , Depero, De Chirico, Savinius, Severini, Morandi, Carrà, De Pisis, Sironi, Burri, Manzoni, Vedova and Fontana Among the works, also the fomous “Still Life with the Head of a Bull”, an oil on canvas exhibited for the first vault, painted by Picasso in 1942.

GENOVA – A seaside town, between historical events, exhibitions to discover art walks in the Ligurian capital, without forgetting a visit to the Aquarium, We need to get from the sea to understand Genoa, because it is from the water that the Ligurian capital has built its way to being and his fortune. It is set in Genoa at the Palazzo Ducale foundation from 24 February to 16 June.A ‘visual diary’ with intimate and poetic tones that reveals the expressive power of small things is what emerges in the great retrospective dedicated to André Kertész. It is curated by Denis Curti.

PAVIA – If you went in Pavia you would live symbolic journey of emotions and experiences conducted between India, Afghanistan, Burma, Japan, Cuba and Brazil that proposed by the exhibition Steve McCurry. Among the works is the portrait, now become an icon, by Sharbat Gula, the Afghan girl that McCurry has photographed in the refugee camp of Peshawar.

MODENA – The Gallery Estense in Modena hosts from February 17 to May 13 a selection of drawings by authors such as Correggio, Nicolò dell’Abate and Lelio Orsi, Ludovico, Annibale and Agostino Carracci, the Scarsellino, Guido Reni and Guercino in the large exhibition entitled ‘ From Correggio to Guercino. Masterpieces on paper from the Este dukes’ collection. The works on display, from free studies of invention to real preparatory drawings, come from the great heritage of the collections kept in the Gallery’s store.

CATANZARO – The collective exhibition curated by Luca Beatrice, set up from January 13 to March 20 at the Marca Museo delle Arti in Catanzaro, is titled ‘The Millennium is Age’, which offers a focus on the 2000s and its protagonists. Starting from obsolete objects and people, such as telephone cards, cassettes, floppy disks, Lira, but also the Twin Towers, Oasis and Gianfranco Fini, and coming to those who have now replaced them, from the smartphone to Facebook and Spotify, from the Euro to Netflix, to Justin Bieber, the Movimento 5 Stelle and Matteo Renzi, the exhibition itinerary tells the first 18 years of the new millennium through the gaze of 10 artists who were completing their studies in 2000, or moving the first steps.

Santa Maria della Pace's church lay the groundwork on the site of the medieval chapel of Sant'Andrea de Acquaricariis. In the end of the 15th century. Pope Sisto IV commissioned its  fabrication to Baccio Pontelli. The building while we know today was rebuilt by Pietro da Cortona, whose facade with a semicircular pronaos his architectural masterpiece and one of the greatest achievements of Roman Baroque architecture. After this discovery, the entire square became like a baroque theater, of which the church is an ideal stage. Inside the masterpieces of Raphael, Maderno and the Chiostro del Bramante stand out.

 

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WHERE: Church of Santa Maria della Pace ADDRESS: Via Arco della Pace, 5 Rome