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Bike renting in the Villa Borghese Gardens in October

by limor1970

Does anyone have any idea whether it is possible to rent a bike and go for a ride in the Villa Borghese Gardens in October ?
The reason I ask is that my family and I plan a trip to Rome in the middle of October, which is considered pretty much off season.

Thanks to all who will reply.

Limor

Re: Bike renting in the Villa Borghese Gardens in October

by mccalpin

I have no personal experience renting a bike in the Borghese Gardens, but it sounds like it would be great fun. How about sending the company an email at ascolbike@hotmail.it ? See http://www.ascolbike.com/english-site/contatti-ing.html

I don't know if there is more than one company doing this, but from the photos, this company clearly does...

Bill

Re: Bike renting in the Villa Borghese Gardens in October

by Cristian_Uluru

There is also a company called Bici Pincio with 2 locations in Villa Borghese

* Viale di Villa Medici
* Viale della Pineta

Phone (0039) 06 6784374
Open: Daily 10:00- Sunset

Re: Bike renting in the Villa Borghese Gardens in October

by limor1970

Hi, Bill !

Thank you for the information you supplied. I have sent an e-mail to this company you mentioned and am waiting for their reply.

Limor

Re: Bike renting in the Villa Borghese Gardens in October

by limor1970

Hi Cristian !

Thank you for your reply.
Do you know by any chance if there's any e-mail address I could use to contact this renting bikes company you suggested? I would appreciate it if you could direct me. I'm not so keen on placing an international call and I'd rather much do it on the internet if it's possible.

Thank you ,

Limor

Re: Bike renting in the Villa Borghese Gardens in October

by Cristian_Uluru

Hi, I search on the Yellow pages but I found only the telephone number. It should be opened all the year. You should call them when you are in Rome. I'm really sorry.

Re: Bike renting in the Villa Borghese Gardens in October

by mccalpin

I found a number of references for bike rental companies in Rome, but most of them don't seem to have their own websites (like the one Cristian referred to).

I did find the following:
1. http://www.ecomoverent.com/ - near Stazione Termini
2. http://www.topbikerental.com/ - near the Colosseum

Note that when you see references about the business hours for these places, they all say something like what Cristian noted, with no reference to seasonal hours...and the weather in October ought to be great for cycling...so I am hoping that you will have no problem...

Bill

Re: Bike renting in the Villa Borghese Gardens in October

by goodfish

Just seconding Bill's post about the weather...
We went in October 2 years ago and it was perfect - not too hot or cold, and still warm enough in the evenings to eat outside. I'm interested in what you find out about the bikes as I swear I saw rentals being pedaled about in the park but have no idea where they came from. If you figure it out, this will be a great new tip for the rest of us when you get back!

Re: Bike renting in the Villa Borghese Gardens in October

by goodfish

Oops, sorry, me again...
Just ran into a VT post from 2006 (under transportation) that talks to this very subject and gives the names of 2 rental places. You could google those to see if they're still around?

www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Italy/Lazio/Rome-144659/Transportation-Rome-Bicycle-BR-1.html

Re: Bike renting in the Villa Borghese Gardens in October

by goodfish

One more - lifted from Conde Nast
Formerly Cardinal Scipione Borghese's private playground, Villa Borghese is Rome's most famous park....
....Bike hire is available on Via delle Belle Arti, near the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, and at various other points in the park. Typically, you'll pay around €3 per hour for a bike.

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Walk. Rome is one of those...

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Walk. Rome is one of those cities, like Istanbul, Cairo, and Athens, that needs to be seen on foot. There are too many architectural details and too much street life to miss from inside a tour bus or a taxi. It doesn't matter too much what direction you go, or even where you go. It's all wonderfully interesting and exciting. The sights, the sounds, the smells, altogether you have Roma.


Photo: The Piazza del Campidoglio with a modern copy of a Roman bronze of Marcus Aurelius.

Packing...

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Take a comfortable backpack with not too much weight... Good walking shoes are a must...you will probably walk almost everywhere you go... Make sure you take a lot of film for the many photos you will want to take. A zoom lens also comes in handy for getting to those 'hard to reach' places...

Wrapping paper, cards, and a great Christmas Shop

by Lacristina about Vertecchi

Great selection of paper, portfolios, pens, art supplies, cards, wrapping paper, boxes, mailing tubes, decorative paper plates and napkins, and briefcases. Come November, they also have the most magnificant Christmas decorations shop you've ever seen! Walk through the store, toward the back right corner, then out the door, across the alley, into the next building. And "Buon Natale" to us all! Mailing tubes for that huge poster you bought on the street, Italian birthday cards, italian Christmas cards, lovely wrapping paper, and Christmas decorations starting in early November. Reasonable prices for Rome and the quality offered.

The best Pasta and Pizza in Rome by far

by fmclean122 about L'Archetto di Fontana di Trevi

This restaurant is a few blocks behind the Trevi fountain and away from the hustle and bustle. If having you pint knocked over by tour groups isn't you thing this place is perfect. Both inside and outside are lovely. The food is great though limited menu (pasta mostly). The real show stopper here though is the price which is a welcome break from Rome's traditional 50 euro tourist centers. Oh and the takeaway pizza was a smash too! The creamy spagetti cant remember the name.

Kosher, Mid-Oriental Food

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The place is kinda small but homey devoid of any pretentions. Be sure to make reservations before coming so that you'll have a seat

A variety of kosher menus are available though nothing beyond the imagination. If you feel like having a taste of the mid-orient prepared with some religious ceremonies (of Jewish importance), visit this place.

The sauces impressed me and encouraged me to make my own - humus.

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