Bike Tour Rome: beside the most important attractions, in this tour you will discover the folkloristic and “magic” side of Rome, made of legends, folk tales and superstitions.
Duration 4h : 30m
30 participants maximum
For this reason there are many rumors about ghosts and spirits of the ones who died in the many bloody deeds that were so frequent in Roman history.
If we listen to the story-telling of the oldest and most superstitious inhabitants, we can find out that many of these ghosts still haunt the places where they lived or died.
Let’s discover the secrets of Castel Sant’Angelo, where Beatrice Cenci was beheaded: according to the legend, her ghost still roams upon its bridge.
You will proceed to Piazza del Popolo, where once was a deconsecrated cemetery.
Beware the ghost of Olimpia Pamphili, that uses to run across Piazza Navona with her chariot towed by black horses! Let yourself charm by the unreal atmosphere of Piazza di Spagna, haunted by the ghost of the English poet John Keats, or by the ghost of Emperor Nero and the ones of the wild beasts in the Coliseum…
Just like the countless legends of Rome’s ghosts, folk-tales and stories hung upon the so-called “talking statues” have many things to tell. In the past several statues situated in the alleys of the Eternal City where used to hang satirical poems attacking the power of popes and emperors. For this reason, they were called “talking statues”, as they often gave origin to distant dialogues, the “pasquinate”. Pasquino is the most famous talking statue in Rome, but in this tour you will discover many others of them!
The tour includes stops at:
● Foro Romano
● Statua di Marforio
● Statua di Lucrezia
● Piazza di Spagna
● Statua del Babuino
● Piazza del Popolo
● Via del Corso
● Statua del Facchino
● Piazza Navona
● Piazza di Pasquino e Sant’Andrea della Valle
● Statua dell’Abate Luigi
● Campo de’ Fiori
● Ponte Sant’Angelo e Castel Sant’Angelo
● Portico d’Ottavia
From 1st of June until 15th of September: at 5:30 pm.
From 16th of September until 15th of December and from 01 March until 31st of May: at 3:30 pm.
There is no reimbursement in case of bad weather.
The tour includes:
High quality trekking bike
Aperitif served near the Colosseum with a great view
Tag-along for children 5-9 years old
Free bike seat for infants 0-4 years
The tour does not include:
Tips and any other extras not mentioned
Photos of this tour
Tour meeting point
Via Ostilia, 29, 00184 Roma, Italia
- Meal for infants 0-4 years: to be paid on the spot if needed (maximum EUR 15.00).
- Please arrive at least 20 minutes before the tour start.
- Be sure to bring your ID.