Tourist Guide Rome

Amusement Parks in Rome

Rome has many archaeological and cultural attractions to offer. With the Vatican it is the centre of the Roman-Catholic faith. The art treasures of the Vatican Museums or the Sistine Chapel are known by the entire world. However, those who are expecting to find theme parks in Rome in the style of Disneyland Paris will be disappointed.

There are amusement parks however they are smaller than in other European cities. The most well known is the ‘Aquapiper’, which is essentially a leisure and water park. It has artificial streams for rafting, a ‘wave pool’ with the biggest wave machine in Europe, an Olympic sized swimming pool, and several long slides and pools for non-swimmers and small children. There is also a restaurant and a disco.

Especially in the heat of the Roman summer, the ‘Aquapiper’ is very popular amongst locals. Another amusement park in Rome is the ‘Ippodrome Capannella’. This is a park in which amongst other things, concerts take place. It also has riding stables and a trotting course. Particularly suitable for families with children is the ‘Bioparco’. This is a small but attractive and interestingly designed zoo. Visitors praise its cleanliness, clear presentation of the animals and the reasonable prices. There is also a café and restaurant. The zoo is easy to reach- Tram line 3 stops directly next to it. For the future there are plans to build a large theme park directly around Rome however, if and when this project will materialise remains to be seen.