Rome by Bicycle – Brilliant Idea or Death Wish?

That would be an excellent way to see Rome!

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Rome by Bicycle

Cycling to the ancient sites of Rome seemed like a fabulous idea from the safety of our home in Canada. We have fallen in love with bicycle touring in countries we travel to. Surely pedaling about the home of the ancients would not be so different.

After less than 24 hours in the action of the eternal city our thoughts had changed dramatically.

Cycling in Rome

Hubby who rarely worries about anything commented that he thought his teeth might vibrate our of his head should he get on a bike on the uneven cobblestone roads and alleys that weave endlessly through central Rome.

Cycling in Rome

 

I thought it would be nothing short of a miracle not to be hit by a speeding vehicle. Pedestrians supposedly have the right of way in Rome but it appeared to me that one needs the attitude of reminiscent of Nero to actually being the cars to a halt.

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