Best parks and squares in Rome

Visiting Rome's parks and squares provides welcome respite from the city’s bustling streets, while the city’s squares are open air art galleries – home to some of Rome’s most famous statues.  Refresh your senses and relax after a long day of sightseeing at the university botanic gardens in Trastevere or the Rome Rose Garden. Drop by the piazzas (squares) to see sculptural fountains made by Renaissance masters. Rome's piazzas are also a good place to find open-air markets selling fresh produce as well as restaurants and bars – perfect for people watching late into the evening.


When hailing a taxi, make sure that it's official and licensed. Rome taxis should be white, with a sign on the roof, and an ‘SPQR' crest on the door. The driver should use the meter, except when travelling on a fixed-priced route (e.g. to and from the airport). Rome's taxis have cooperatives that allow you to book taxis by using an app or calling their number.
In Rome, get a taxi from an official taxi rank if you can.

Public transport

Rome is served by a variety of public transportation options: buses, trams, subways, and local trains. You can purchase tickets from vending machines, newsstands, and tobacconists. If you're staying in Rome for at least three days, invest in a ticket that can last for a few days. You can also buy a Roma Pass, which allows you to go to different museums as well as hop on and off Rome's public transport.
Rome street view from Altar of the Fatherland, Italy.

Bike hire

Rome has a few dedicated bicycle lanes as well as narrow alleyways and wide pavements. If you're an experienced cyclist and you want to see a new side of the city, you can rent a pushbike for a couple of hours or a few days. You can also hire motorbikes and scooters in Rome – just check the requirements of the rental companies on their website before you go.
Bicycles parked in front of Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

On foot

Spend at least a couple of hours walking the cobbled streets of Rome. You'll find something interesting in every corner of the Eternal City, such as ancient landmarks, Renaissance fountains, and authentic cafes. Just make sure you're wearing comfortable shoes and bring a camera.
Walking is the best way to see Rome.