Literally “along the Tiber”, the Lungotevere in Rome is one of the main scenic features of the city with the large pedestrian alleys right on the river bank and boulevards flanking the Tiber above the “muraglioni”, the retaining walls constructed in the late 18th century to avoid the frequent floods.
Walking along the Lungotevere
Although the Lungotevere stretches out all along the river in different road segments, not all sides of the bank are suitable to walk along. The most popular part which is best organised and maintained for pedestrian and bicycle paths is the side along the neighbourhood Prati, the Vatican and going down until Trastevere. The river banks become particularly lively during the summer time, when a long series of stands for shopping and food are set up throughout the entire season from Ponte Sisto all the way down to the Isola Tiberina.
Staying close to the Lungotevere
If you are planning your holiday in Rome, Lungotevere is one the best places to stay in Rome, both from the point of view of the beauty of the location and convenience for transports and accessibility. Dei Mellini Hotel is located right off the Lungotevere Prati, close to Castel Sant’Angelo and on walking distance to the Spanish Steps. Get in touch to find out more about our rooms and services at Hotel Mellini!