Rome is one of those cities that we instantly fell in love with. From visiting the Ancient Roman Colosseum to exploring the Vatican City, Rome has something to you them busy for days on end.
But if you are looking for something a little but different then you should check out the top 5 adventures to do in Rome.
Top 5 Adventures to Do in Rome
Tame The Traffic
Rome’s crazy traffic is infamous, and in the Italian capital you’ll have the chance to see how you measure up on Europe’s craziest streets.
You’ll find many places to rent bikes or scooters and after a quick couple of forms you’ll have your own two wheels for the day. Then you can get started exploring Rome on the roads and it is true that there is no better way to see the city than on two wheels. It’s certainly better than taking the Metro.
But I recommend saving your gazing at the monuments for after your ride!
Scuba Dive in Rome
No, really, it’s true! It is actually possible to scuba dive in Rome on your trip.
“Where?” you might ask.
Well, at the Scuba Training Academy Roma it is possible to try Scuba Diving. With excellent and professional instructors, your dives indoors will prepare you for the experience of a real open water dive in the future.
So do the unusual and pick up an unexpected skill during your time in Rome.
River Tiber Kayaking
One of the best ways to see any city is to take a kayak trip if possible. With the River Tiber running through Rome, this is possible in the Italian capital. Several companies offer kayak and canoe rental and some even offer lessons or guided trips too.
And while a paddle through the heart of the city is probably unlikely, the rapids of the River Tiber are a lot of fun and excitement. A paddle south will also let you take in the stunning scenery of southern Rome’s green areas. The lake Laghetto dell’Eur is just one good place to kayak in Rome’s south.
The Catacombs of Rome
Nothing gets more adventurous than a trip underground to visit an ancient grave. You’ll feel like Indiana Jones when you explore the catacombs of Rome, where the Christians and Jews used to bury their dead until the 10th Century.
As well as plenty of bones, you’ll find some artwork in the tunnels too. The Romans used to hire painters to paint in the tunnels to brighten the place up just a little. The Catacombs will only cost around €10, making it one of the cheapest afternoons out in Rome.
Become a Gladiator
Perfect for those with kids, or for those who have never quite grown up, you can learn the skills of a gladiator when in Rome.
Almost every visitor to the city will want to visit the Ancient Roman Colosseum, but to become a gladiator you won’t find it at the Colosseum.
Storico Romano is a group which runs seriously intense two-month Gladiator courses at their school. But look out for their occasional one-day courses too as it would definitely be worth checking out if there happens to be one taking place during your Rome visit.
No matter which of the top 5 adventures to do in Rome you choose, it’d be good to know you have a comfortable place to go back to at night. Oh-Rome have apartments for rent all across the famous city and everyone will be extremely comfortable. So if coming home to an Oh-Rome apartment after your long day sounds like a plan, then take a look now! Enjoy your adventures in Rome!
This is guest post by Euan McTear, a traveller who loves to find unique adventures around the world.