Rome for the Adventurous Traveller


When most people think of Rome the image that pops into their head is one of old churches, beautiful squares and interesting ruins. This is only natural because the city certainly has plenty of all three.

At first glance, the city appears to be quite a staid place to visit. Not really a place for travellers looking for adventure. In reality, Rome is far more interesting than it first appears. It is actually a city that offers experiences for all kinds of travellers, including the more adventurous amongst you.

Opera in the ruins

Rome is a great city for those who love the arts and culture. It is home to several theatres, opera houses, art galleries and museums. All traditional experiences, but Rome gives you the chance to enjoy them all in a slightly different, more exciting, way. Take, for example, the opera. If you want to, you can enjoy a performance in the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla. You can find out more about this memorable way to enjoy a classic opera by clicking the link. It is a unique experience that you will remember for many years to come.

Tour the city on a Segway

When you arrive in a city it is always a good idea to take a tour. It is a great way to get your bearings and work out where everything is. In most cities, including Rome, there is a hop on hop off tourist bus available. They usually offer a very good service. But in Rome, there are several much more interesting ways to tour the city. One of the most exciting is the Segway tour. The moped tours are another interesting way to see the city.

Learn to fight like a gladiator

When in Rome, most people visit the Colosseum, but few of them realise that they can also learn to fight like a gladiator while they are there. The school is open to people of all ages. Provided you are reasonably fit you can enrol. However, it gets very busy, especially in the summer, so it is a good idea to pre-book.

Explore underground Rome

Like most ancient cities Rome has many hidden places. Each new generation left its mark on the city. In many cases, they simply built over the top of the old buildings. As a result, some of the most interesting sights in Rome are to be found underground rather than above ground. There are old Roman baths, the remains of stadiums, catacombs, villas and pagan temples to visit beneath the modern city. The tours are fascinating as well as quite exciting. If you fancy exploring that side of Rome, this article will help you to plan your itinerary.

Get a unique view of Rome

If you are not afraid of heights, climbing to the top of St Peter’s Basilica is well worth doing. About halfway up, the walls start to narrow. But, once at the top, the views make the climb well worth the effort.


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Kelly Lewis is the founder of Go! Girl Guides, the Women's Travel Fest and Damesly. She's an optimist, an adventurer, an author and works to help women travel the world.

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