Rome: Hiking - Walking
The Eternal City
If you're not in any particular hurry, the best way to get around Rome (from a sight-seeing point of view) is on foot. A walk around Rome is obviously more tiring than riding the bus, but you'll see a lot more, and of course, there is an awful lot to see. You don't necessarily need a guided tour as the city is a fabulously beautiful place and meandering through its streets exploring for yourself can be one of life's most delightful pastimes. On foot though you need to be wary of pickpockets and beggars, but with a little exercise of common sense you needn't let these people spoil your day. Rome is extremely labyrinthine and there are some places you'd be better advised to stay clear of if you're walking, so it's a good idea to invest in a good street map.