Pasquetta in Rome and nearby, among museums, parks and picnics
Easter comes so quickly and you have to think about what to do on Pasquetta. Rome surely is one of the most chosen destinations for its cultural, historical and artistic beauties.
Here you are some suggestions to spend a pleasant holiday in one of the most interesting and beautiful cities in Europe.
Pasquetta in Rome: what to see
The Italian capital is the perfect city for Pasquetta, a place with a secular history, rich in emotions and fun facts. A mix of history, art and culture, where there are so many things to do: museums, exhibitions, Roman art masterpieces, enormous squares, great buildings, sumptuous fountains, churches, sculptures, gardens, parks and modern and ancient districts. You can start your tour in the eternal city as a jump in the past, visiting the wonderful itineraries of the Ancient Rome. It is a tour to discover the Colosseum, the Foro Romano, the Fori Imperiali, Via Appia antica, Terme di Caracalla, Domus Aurea and the Paleochristian Basilicas: places rich in elegant beauty and emotions.
Walking around Rome means to admire the famous and historical fountains, Trevi and Piazza Navona, the palaces, the basilicas – San Pietro and San Giovanni in Laterano - the stairs of Trinità dei Monti, to Piazza di Spagna. You can go on for a suggestive walk on Ponte Sant’Angelo and discover some hidden places.
Discovering secret places in Rome will be fantastic, as well as dedicating some time to the Casina delle Civette in Villa Torlonia.
One of the less famous districts worth of a visit is Coppedè, an old and interesting place near Salaria and Nomentana.
Pasquetta in Rome: museums and galleries
Staying in Rome on Pasquetta is an occasion to visit museums, too. You can visit the Galleria Nazionale di Arte moderna e contemporanea in Palazzo Barberini, where you will find some masterpieces by Raffaello, and Caravaggio. Do not miss the Vittoriano, the Scuderie del Quirinale and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Chiostro del Bramante, where you can always find international exhibitions. To go on, the Museo Etrusco in Villa Giulia and Villa Adriana in Tivoli.
There are also archaeological museums, the Musei Capitolini - opened in 1734, as the most important town building in the capital of Italy –, the Mercati di Traiano – museum of ancient architecture where to admire the reconstruction of the Fori by original fragments -, the Ara Pacis – the first architectural work made in the centre of the city after the end of the Fascist regime -, the Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni barracco – hosting the fantastic collection of ancient sculptures – the Museo delle Mura in Porta di San Sebastiano and Villa Massenzio, archaeological complex on Via Appia, made of the palace, the circus and the dynastic mausoleum.
Rome has a museum offer rich in various places.
Pasquetta in Rome: parks, picnics and relax
During your tours, there will certainly be the occasions to relax and to have a picnic at the open air.
Rome offers to the tourists some majestic parks: Villa Borgese, Villa Doria Pamphili, Villa Ada, Parco del Celio, Parco del Colle Oppio, Gianicolo, Giardino degli Aranci and natural reserves near the city, such as the Riserva Naturale della Valle dell’Aniene (in Pietralata district) and the Riserva Naturale di Castelporziano.
The big green heart of the eternal city certainly is the wonderful Villa Borghese, appreciated by families that love having a picnic there, by people that love walking and art lovers, for the numerous museums there, such as the Museo della Galleria Borghese, hosting Bernini’s sculptures. In the park, there is also the zoo, with many animals and attractions for children. Not too far from the centre, there is Villa Pamphili, a majestic park, characterized by suggestive terraces and a surface with a 9 kilometres perimeter. It is a park, divided into two parts: on one side, there are historical buildings, gardens and fountains and, on the other one, a natural landscape.
All the places you read about are perfect for a healthy walk far from traffic, along big avenues rich in vegetation.
If you want to go far from the city, you can go to Bracciano lake, at the Parco Regionale di Bracciano, or to the Tuscolo in Grottaferrata, where to have a picnic or a walk, along the archaeological rests of the area. You can also visit the Pratoni del Vivaro, near Rocca di Papa and Velletri.
During the Easter holidays there are a lot of things to do: monuments, parks and trips, you just have to choose one of them. So, think about what to put in your luggage for un unforgettable trip, discovering art, history, tradition and culture.
Do you want to stay in Rome?
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