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Eternal City
It's hard to say what you will find more breathtaking about the Eternal City the opulence of the Vatican, the antiquity of the Roman forums and temples, the architecture of the Renaissance palaces and churches, the monumental fountains or the myriad cats that populate the Colosseum.

First and foremost, Rome is all about history : Etruscan tombs, Republican forums, Imperial temples, early Christian churches, medieval belltowers, Renaissance palaces and Baroque basilicas.
The city is home to an incredible concentration of living history, legends and monuments that coexist alongside a mass of people going about their daily lives.

Rome is a great city for living life to the full: great food, excellent wine, shopping for any budget and unmissable sunsets.

Not-to-be-missed

  • COLOSSEO
    It is the biggest amphitheatre ever built in the antiquity. Some big tournaments of gladiators were used to take place inside the edifice, venationes (flight with wild animals) and fantastical navals battles.
    With its 50 metres high and its elegant architecture, it had a capacity of 55000 spectators.
  • BASILICA DI SAN PIETRO
    The biggest church of the world stands on the area where the tomb of the martyrised Apostle Peter is supposed to be. The edifice has titanic dimensions: the 1614 facade by Carlo Maderno is 114 metres wide and 45 metres high.
    The basilica has a capacity of 60000 persons and the famous dome planned by Michelangelo, affectionately called by the Romans "cupolone", is 43 metres in diameter and the cross on the top is 136 metres high from groundlevel.
  • PIAZZA NAVONA
    The most famous square of Baroque Rome was ordered by Pope Innocenze X to glorify his family.
    The square is situated upon the ancient Stadium of Domitiano whose exact shape it has preserved up to the present day.
  • PIAZZA DI SPAGNA
    The most famous square of the city is characterized by a strange butterfly layout whose ideal centre is occupied by one of the less ostentatious Baroque fountains, the Barcaccia Fountain.
  • CASTEL SANT'ANGELO
    St. Angel Castle was erected in 139 AD by the emperor Adriano who built this mausoleum from himself and his successors. In the Middle Ages it became a military citadel. In 590, during a papal procession to fight the plague, the Archangel Michael was seen gliding above the castle while sheathing his sword, the simble of the plague.
  • ARCO DI COSTANTINO
    Built in 315 AD this triumphal arch celebrates the victory of Costantino on Massenzio, three years before. The friezes and the statues come from other monuments, among them the statues taken from the forum of Traiano, which represent Dacia prisoners.
  • PIAZZA DEL POPOLO
    According to tradition, it was built with Roman people's money. Hence the name of the place. In fact the square is the result of a long process of stratification of successive constructions. The present layout dates from the beginning of the 19th century, and it was designed by the architect Giuseppe Valadier. It is composed of two hemicycles where two exedras are adorned with sculptures. The opening onto the square better known as Trindent, where the Via del Babuino, Via del Corso and Via di Ripetta begin, goes back to 16th century.
  • FONTANA DI TREVI
    Trevi Fountain is the most beautiful fountain of Rome, a symbol of the Baroque era. The scenographical effect is guaranteed from the restricted space of the surrounding square, which presents itself as a theatre. The central statue represents Neptune.
  • COLLE DEL PINCIO
    La vista di San Pietro dal Pincio è straordinaria. L'elegante parco con i suoi viali ombrosi prende il nome dalla famiglia dei Pinci che a cui appartenne nel IV secolo. Oggi è un posto molto frequentato per la passeggiata della domenica.
    Qui passeggiarono personaggi come Keats, Severn, Richard Strauss, Mussolini, Ghandi e re Farouk, e oggi le famiglie romane, i ciclisti e i pattinatori continuano a tener viva la tradizione.

    E’ un posto super romantico!
  • BASILICA DI SAN GIOVANNI IN LATERANO
    Fondata da Costantino nel IV secolo, San Giovanni fu la prima basilica costruita a Roma. È ancora oggi la cattedrale di Roma e sede ecclesiastica ufficiale del papa nel suo ruolo di vescovo della città. Distrutta da due incendi e ricostruita più volte, mostra i segni di epoche diverse nella sua stratificazione di stili.
  • FORO ROMANO
    Costruito nell'arco di 900 anni, il Foro romano fu il cuore commerciale, politico e religioso dell'antica Roma e dell'era repubblicana fino al IV secolo. La sua importanza venne meno con il declino dell'impero romano. Durante il medioevo fu usato come pascolo per il bestiame e come fonte di materiali da costruzione.
    L'area fu sistematicamente scavata nei secoli XVIII e XIX, e ancora oggi si vedono gruppi di archeologi al lavoro. Si accede al Foro dalla piazza adiacente al Colosseo, e d'un tratto ci si trova immersi in un altro mondo: il passato.
  • PANTHEON
    Il Pantheon è uno dei monumenti architettonici più famosi e imitati del mondo: una cupola di proporzioni perfette appoggiata su una serie di eleganti colonne. Eretto nel 27 a.C. e ricostruito dall'imperatore Adriano nel 120, secondo una leggenda, esso sorge nel punto in cui Romolo, primo re di Roma, alla sua morte, fu afferrato e portato in cielo da un'aquila. La sua straordinaria cupola è la più grande volta cementizia mai costruita.
  • TRASTEVERE
    E' uno dei quartieri più caratteristici di Roma, che meglio custodisce la romanità della capitale con le sue stradine ricoperte di sampietrini sulle quali si affacciano le case medievali con i piccoli balconi dai quali pendono piante rampicanti e panni stesi al sole. Oggi è uno dei luoghi preferiti dalla movida romana. Passeggiare nel labirinto di vicoli di Trastevere consente di cogliere piccole perle di un passato scomparso.
  • I MUSEI VATICANI
    Nati dal mecenatismo dei papi che per secoli raccolsero e commissionarono opere straordinarie, i Musei Vaticani sono considerati fra i più bei complessi museali al mondo, dotati di una delle più belle collezioni d'arte del pianeta.
    I Musei comprendono inoltre, alcune sale magnificamente affrescate come l’Appartamento Borgia affrescato dal Pinturicchio, le Stanze di Raffaello, e la famosa Cappella Sistina di Michelangelo, uno dei tesori artistici più celebrati al mondo, meta ogni giorno di 20.000 visitatori.

if you already
know Rome

If you already know Rome, on two wheels you'll have the chance to get yourself miles away from the hordes of tourists and to familiarise yourself with those parts of the city that interest you the most! You can meander through Trastevere, ride along the Appian Way and explore the parks on the Janiculum and the Aventine to your heart's content!

Our team members are on hand to give you valuable advice. Got any questions or specific requests? Want a recommendation on an alternative route? Come see us at the store! We can tell you all the stories and secrets that the city has to offer – we can give you the lowdown on the best ice cream parlour and the finest restaurants in the parts of the city you want to visit.
For an unforgettable experience, and to have fun while getting to know the city, don't miss out on our guided tours of Rome: join one of our bicycle tours and motor scooter tours, which take place every day!
Our guides will tell you everything you need to know about Rome, allowing you to appreciate it all the more as you discover fascinating places you never knew existed.

On request, we can also organise private tours and vintage tours on vintage Vespas and in Fiat 500s and Piaggio Ape cabriolets. Treat yourself to your very own, unforgettable Roman Holiday!

WELCOME
MAP
BICI & BACI is pleased to offer you a Welcome Map, which is a detailed city map showing the main monuments of Rome along each route.

Want to take a trip around the Eternal City with someone who knows all of its nooks and crannies?
Come with us! We organise daily bicycle tours and motor scooter tours!