Rome is renowned for its many monuments, museums, and archaeological sites. Rome is a city that breathes life through the presence or absence of its buildings. Still, as amazing as the Colosseum or the Baths of Caracalla are, sometimes you just want to get away from it all.
Here are 3 natural spaces in Rome, where you can take a breather from touring the city.
Villa Ada, Via Salaria
(Get There: Bus 223 to Stazione La Giustiniana or Tram FC3 to Montebello)
Located in northeastern Rome, Villa Ada is the second largest park in Rome that covers an area of 450 acres. Known not only for its beauty, the Villa Ada is also a popular venue for many artistic and musical events. Although a public park, Villa Ada also houses the Egyptian Embassy, and so there are some areas that are considered private and are restricted.
Originally, the Villa was the royal residence of the Italian royal House of Savoy from 1872 to 1878. The name of the Villa stems from the brief period (1878-1904) when a Swiss count (Tellfner) named it after his wife Ada.