Reach the largest
parks in Rome
Perhaps not everyone knows it, but Rome has been named “the greenest city in Europe” and this thanks to the massive presence of greenery and parks in its territory.
Just think: the public green within the city covers an area of 3,932 hectares thanks to the historic villas, public gardens, flower beds and green areas present in it.
To all this, 18 protected areas and agricultural areas of the city must be added.
In short: in Rome there is no lack of greenery and public gardens are not only everywhere, but they attract many people, tourists and not, who are looking for a moment of relaxation.
If, therefore, you are on holiday in Trastevere but have decided to dedicate a day to visiting one of the parks in Rome, this little suggestion will help you find the solution.
As mentioned, there are many green areas in Rome, but in this article we will tell you which are the largest and how to reach them from Trastevere.
Are you ready? Then read on below!
Parco Regionale dell’Appia Antica
The Parco Regionale Dell’Appia Antica is the largest park in Rome and Europe that extends for 4,580 hectares within which you can admire many wonders such as the Nymphaeum of Egeria, the Columbarium of Constantine, the Temple of Ceres and Faustina, the temple of the God Redicolo and much more.
How to reach the Parco Regionale Dell’Appia Antica from Trastevere
There are many ways to get to the Parco Regionale Dell’Appia Antica from Trastevere, but what we suggest, the fastest and cheapest, is to take the bus line 118 from the Petroselli stop and get off at the Appia Pignatelli/Caetana stop, then covering just over a kilometer to get to the Parco Regionale Dell’Appia Antica following the signs.
Parco Regionale Urbano del Pineto
The Parco Regionale Urbano del Pineto is the second largest park in Rome which extends for 240 hectares in the north-western area of the city between the Aurelio, Balduina, Primavalle and Pineta Sacchetti districts.
In this park you can see the Mimosa park and over 650 plants and 70 birds (excellent place if you love birdwatching).
Reach the Parco Regionale Urbano del Pineto from Trastevere
Unfortunately it is not easy to get from Trastevere to the Parco Regionale Urbano del Pineto, but the method we suggest is to take the 3Nav bus from Bernardino da Feltre to Trastevere station and from there take the train to Roma Balduina. Arrived at this station, you have to get off and walk about 20 minutes to reach the Parco Regionale Urbano del Pineto.
Parco di Villa Doria Pamphilj
The Parco di Villa Doria Pamphilj, with its 184 hectares, is the third largest park in Rome. It was created by the Roman noble family of the same name and was designed in the seventeenth century by merging two vineyards that existed on its territory. In this park, in addition to the beautiful plants and architectures present, it is striking that all its internal avenues are dedicated to famous women such as the Brontë Sisters, Maria Callas, Oriana Fallaci, Natalia Ginzburg and many others…
Reach the Parco di Villa Doria Pamphilj from Trastevere
To reach the Parco di Villa Doria Pamphilj from Trastevere the best way is to take the 8 BUS from Bernardino da Feltre to get off at the Gianicolense/Casaletto stop and, finally, walk for about a kilometer to the Parco di Villa Doria Pamphilj. You could also walk from Trastevere to the Parco di Villa Doria Pamphilj, but if you don’t know the streets well, you risk getting lost.
Parco di Villa Ada
The Parco di Villa Ada is the fourth largest park in Rome which extends for the beauty of 160 hectares within the Parioli district. Born as a hunting reserve for the Savoy family, inside there are remains of a settlement from the eighth century BC, but there are many other beauties to see inside, such as the bunker of Villa Ada Savoia, the Villa Reale, several species of trees (including holm oak, laurel, olive, elm, maple, popular and a very rare metasequoia imported from Tibet in 1940).
How to get to the Parco di Villa Ada from Trastevere
It is not easy to reach the Parco di Villa Ada from Trastevere, but with these indications you cannot go wrong. First you have to take buses H or N8 from Bernardino da Feltre and get off at Termini. From there, you can choose one of the buses 310, 92 or N92 until you arrive at the Priscilla stop and, from there, proceed for about 1 kilometer in the direction of Parco di Villa Ada.
So, is everything clear? Have you taken note of these parks and these itineraries?
We hope this article has been useful to you.