It was a beautiful, sunny morning during our vacation in Rome, and as I usually do I had my running gear with me. So, I threw on my shorts and short-sleeved t-shirt and set off on a scenic route starting at Piazza Trilussa in the Trastevere neighbourhood. I followed the banks of the Tevere (Tiber) River for a bit and passed the Circo Massimo, the large ancient stadium that was once used for horse racing and public events.

Next, I made my way to the iconic Colosseum, the ancient amphitheater that is now one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions which is just on the other side of the Palatine hill. I circled around the Colosseum, taking in the grandeur of its ancient architecture.

Afterwards, I decided to visit the Giardino degli Aranci (Orange Garden) on Aventinus hill. The garden boasts not surprisingly oranges and beautiful views of Rome, and is a great spot to take a break and enjoy the scenery.

After having taken in the views, I returned to the starting point at Piazza Trilussa, feeling invigorated and grateful for the opportunity to experience the beauty of Rome on foot. Overall, it was a truly inspiring run and a pleasant visit down memory lane – as we used to live here in the mid 2000’s.

Below you can retrace my roughly 8.5km run with some views.