Comfort Hotel Roma Airport Fiumicino
Via Tempio della Fortuna , 52b
Phone: (39) 06 65029681
Fax: (39) 06 6523713
This small WWF oasis is just a few kilometers from Rome and provides a rare chance to stroll through a typical Mediterranean setting. It is complete with helm oaks, marine pines, juniper and myrtle. Children will be able to spot a number of animal and bird species, including deer, hawks, porcupines, ducks and tortoises.
Located in the area of Ostiense, Ippodromo di Tor di Valle is one of the most important racecourses in Rome. They can accommodate up to 50,000 spectators, with space for 4,000 at the car park. They also provide riding lessons for children from five to 13 years of age here, as well as offer their space for shows and entertainment. Young children can also get involved in gymnastics and aerobics, and there's an interesting exhibition on the history of equestrian sports. Whilst in Rome, this place is a must visit. Check the website or call ahead for details.
If you are bored of appreciating the architectural wonders of Rome, hop into a bus and come to the magical town of Fregene. Miraggio Club is just 30 miles from the city center of Rome and it is definitely your best option for a quick getaway. The club has an alfresco restaurant, serving Roman delights. You can take long walks in the huge, lush green parks, enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool, play a rough game of tennis or simply chill at the Piano Bar with your favorite drink. If kids are coming along, you needn't worry, there is a kids' play area, water slides and a mini-garden to keep them busy. You can plan a one day picnic here or stay put in one of the on-site hotel rooms, which offer all the amenities. Note that your wallet will feel the dent here!
La Baia is a bathing club located in the scenic fishing village of Fregene, approximately 21 miles (33 meters) northeast of Rome. You can take a pleasant dip in the welcoming waters, before tucking into a reasonably priced lunch at the cozy trattoria. Trendy locals visit too, and you will surely enjoy a stop-off here when on a day-trip, or after some sight-seeing.
It is one of the few golf clubs that offers non-members a temporary monthly membership for the price of approximately 160 EUR. Temporary membership also includes four golf lessons. The 18-hole course is a good 6318 meters long and is located near the road that connects Rome to its main airport.All golf instructors are qualified, friendly and experienced. They will also advise you on the most appropriate golf outfit to wear.
Located in the Sheraton Golf Parco de’ Medici Hotel & Resort, this 27 hole golf course has reserved 18 for the championship and the remaining nine are exclusive. The championship course is host to the European Club Cup every year in November. Since it is on the lakeside, there are lot of water and green challenges for the avid golfer.
An aquatic park covering 90,000 square meters (968751.94 sqaure feet), Hydromania has the fastest water-slides in Italy. It also has an enormous swimming pool with a wave machine, a 25 meter (82 feet) Olympic-sized swimming pool, a six-lane water slide, a mushroom-shaped water spout and swimming pools with slides and games for children. Visit the bar and restaurant to beat the hunger-pangs and rejuvenate yourself for the remainder of the day.
Rome's largest fairground was opened 30 years ago. It has something for everyone with a Ferris wheel that allows for great views over the whole area, a roller coaster, a haunted house, etc. Kiosks sell candyfloss and the popular Grattachecca in summer. Of course there are the booths for testing your strength and skills but beware: most of these are a rip-off!
If you are the kind of person who loves to be constantly on the move, sight jogging is an activity to watch out for. This innovative idea combines jogging and sightseeing and takes you along 11 different routes combing the thrills of fitness and culture. Experienced and multi-lingual trainers act as the tour guides and make sure the tour suits your fitness level and age group. All routes are under seven miles. Visitors are picked up from their hotel (or other point of interest) and taken on a tour of their choice and dropped back. Groups up to four are allowed and can also avail of a reduced rate. Make sure you reserve at least a day in advance for your dose of sport and culture.
The Appia Antica Park lies in the south-eastern part of Rome. The Park includes the Via Appia Antica, the Caffarella Valley, the archaeological area of the Via Latina and other archaeological sites and natural areas. Park authorities offer free guided tours on Sunday mornings however the road is closed to traffic. Yet you will find hordes of tourists arriving. It is a great place with a lot of history. It seems this is where Spartacus and a majority of his rebel army were crucified. Guided tours are available though the best way to explore the place is by foot or by bike. Check the website for more information.
Noted for its Fascist architecture, this is one of the largest sports complex in the city. The Foro Italico houses the Olympic and Farnesina Stadiums and the Stadio dei Marmi, and is located in an area that can be surely considered as the heart of Roman sport. It is the undisputed center of all swimming-related activities. The Roman water-polo team is based here in the Stadio del Nuoto. In the Foro Italico there is also an athletics track, tennis courts and a roller-skating rink. Occasionally concerts are also held here.
This tennis club is located in the heart of Rome, next to the famous park of Villa Borghese. It has four clay courts, one regular court, and a fitness center. Gymnastics, steps and aerobics lessons are also offered here.