River Aniene

This tour takes place entirely in the Aniene Valley Nature Reserve, in Rome.

The Aniene, the second river of Rome (once called “Teverone”), was the ancient waterway for transporting materials between the capital and the marble quarries along the river, at the foot of Tivoli.

It is a circular walk + soft-rafting descent, an unusual itinerary to discover the Aniene river and its hidden places in the very heart of the Città Giardino district, in Rome.

fiume Aniene

The meeting point is at Ponte Nomentano (Via Nomentana, 414) and the activity takes place along a circular route. We will leave for a guided tour along the paths of the Nature Reserve to follow the course of the river along the bends of the Città Giardino area, accompanied by a guide from the Insieme per l’Aniene onlus association who will lead you to discover the river from a historical, naturalistic and urbanistic points of view. We will arrive at the boarding jetty in the Piazza Gola area (approx. 1 hour on foot), and from there we will board the rafts to go down the river following its current.

Before departing for navigation, the rafting guides will illustrate to the participants the performance of the activity (propulsive paddling techniques, safety, behavior to keep on board) and will provide all the necessary equipment (life jackets, paddles, protective helmets) .

The river route flows along the meanders of the Aniene river, passing under the ancient Nomentano Bridge and under the more modern Ponte Tazio; in the following section the rafts will safely tackle some short and amusing wave rapids.

The navigation continues for another stretch on the lush meanders of riparian vegetation up to the landing pier, under the Ponte delle Valli (navigation duration approx. 1 hour). At the disembarkation point, participants will be accompanied on a walk along the river bank to return to the Nomentano Bridge.

This route does not present any technical difficulty and is very suitable for children and families.

Reservations required.

For practical information and costs write to info@romarafting.com