About the Park with the LakeWhile other parks in Rome are famous for fountains and statues, Villa Ada Park (Parco di Villa Ada) is a natural park, or rather woods, filled with oak and pine trees. In the clearing, there is a beautiful lake with an island at the center. If you are looking for a quiet spot, a local gem rather than a tourist venue, you've come to the right place.
Villa Ada Park is one of the largest public parks in Rome. It offers running tracks and hiking trails, relaxing by the lake and enjoying the wildlife of the park. You can catch moments of tranquility, and find refuge from the bustle of the city before returning to tour Rome’s many attractions.
Villa Ada was once home to the Italian family. King Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of united Italy, chose the place as his permanent home in the 19th century.
Today the park serves the residents of Rome as the perfect spot for a picnic, ball games and sports, horseback riding, canoeing, or various events which take place on the grounds of the Villa Ada. The most famous event is the world music festival "Roma Incontra il Mondo," held here every summer.
TipsIt’s better to arrive by bus, but you can enjoy a nice walk if you choose the metro.