Villa Ada is one of the largest parks in Rome. It is located in the northeastern part of the city. The public portion of the park is much larger than the private area. It contains an artificial lake and many trees, including stone pines, holm oaks, laurels and a very rare metasequoia, imported from Tibet in 1940. Entrance to the park is free. Canoes and bicycles are available to rent and you can also go horse riding. There is a large swimming pool. Since 1994 the park hosts the world-music festival during the summer.
Via Salaria, 265 / www.sovraintendenzaroma.it
It has a few games areas and down by the lake you can rent bikes for children and adults. (Susan Avanzi)