Let’s face it: during Summer, Rome can get really warm. You have many option to keep yourself cool, from the shades of the tree in the park to a delicious gelato. But when things get really hot you can just take a dive into the sea. Aside from the good old Tevere being the only water course through the city, there are many options for a fun and relaxing daytrip at the beach.
Ostia: the closest beach, can be reached in about 20 minutes by train. It’s not the best sea in the area but no one really goes there to bathe… this is infact the place of choice for trendy people who want to lounge and have a drink on the sand, and sunbathe all day long.
Sabaudia: to reach this town you have to go 1 hour south. The water is beautiful and you can actually kill two birds with one stone, since the beach lies in between the sea and a lake. It is also the place where VIPs from Rome go to enjoy the sun. Last but not least, it is near by the natural reservation of Circeo. What more do you want?
Tarquinia: if you can’t manage to stay away from cultural stuff even when you lay on the white sand, Tarquinia is your choice. This time you have to go a bit north, but it’s worth it. This wonderful town holds an Etruscan necropolis where you can visit tombs of about 2,700 years old! And, of course, it’s close to the sea.
So what are you waiting for? Make your choice, and remember you can do each one of this in 1 day from Rome. In the end, if you really can’t make up your mind, just visit them all!
TESTACCIO: was once the area where poor people lived and is now the melting pot of party animals. With dozens of clubs, discos and outdoor bars, your night will never end…until your legs beg you to stop dancing! Very crowded during the weekend.
TRASTEVERE: is the other once low-class area in the center of Rome. Trastevere is perfect for hanging out in the warm summer nights, walking in the narrow alleys with a beer in your hand or just lounging at Piazza Trilussa enjoying some street comedians or “magicians” like the famous Mago Guarda. Many young people here, every night.
CAMPO De’FIORI: is the place of choice for cool people. The square is right in across of Piazza Navona and during daytime, it is a traditional market. It can get packed but you will always find a way to enjoy your drink meeting new people at every step. Very touristic!
Got it? And this is only what the very center of the city can offer you… just explore and you will find even more!