Foro Italico

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Foro Italico
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3.5
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Paul Legate
St Ives, UK19,100 contributions
Relatively peaceful area along the Seafront
Jul 2020 • Solo
Foro Italico is a huge expanse of green space on the seafront in the Kalsa District of the city. The seafront was commissioned by the Viceroy Marco Antonio Colonna in 1582 and was enlarged in 1734. The whole area was destroyed in World War II and it was not until the late 1990’s that a redevelopment plan was created for the waterfront area. Foro Italico is a relatively peaceful area compared to the chaos of the city. I visited in late July 2020 when it was mostly deserted and I enjoyed my time there.
Written January 20, 2021
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Tuscan Tennis Holidays
Glasgow, UK293 contributions
Iconic
Dec 2019
The setting of the Rome Masters, the famous tennis tournament, attracts the best players from around the world.
Written May 17, 2020
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Mari T
Almaty, Kazakhstan493 contributions
Great to visit
Oct 2019 • Friends
Do not miss this place when you are in Palermo. One of the best parts of the city where you can have a good walk enjoying wonderful seaviews.
Written November 16, 2019
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Anfrist
Bucharest, Romania4,273 contributions
Small park towards sea
Sep 2018 • Family
Small park towards sea front, where people were playing football on Sunday afternoon. We used it to get back to the city, it's mainly just a large grassy field.
Written September 30, 2018
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia5,109 contributions
Large Public Park
May 2018 • Couples
This is a wide grassed area between the seawall and Foro Italico Umberto 1 with a variety of trees, assorted statues and seating, and a cycle path near the sea. It is irrigated but maybe the water had been turned off during the winter and early spring as the grass looked distressed in many areas. In early May, like other city parks and gardens, it seemed to be awakening from hibernation. It dates to 1582 when Viceroy Marcantonio II Colonna authorised the creation a walking path along the coast. I bet the area was maintained to a higher standard for the aristocrats of the city.
Written July 8, 2018
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noadear
Valletta, Malta36 contributions
Magical place particularly for sunset
Nov 2017 • Family
Magical place particularly for sunset. The sea is a great integrate with the cultivated beach strip, behind the grandeur buildings and palm trees. An european mixed outlook
Written November 18, 2017
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Barbora K
8 contributions
Nice walk
Jul 2016
Really nice for a walk, not so much to do here, but if you need to escape from a city, its a good place to escape to with nice views of a harbour
Written July 16, 2016
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dalton1skiing
London2,598 contributions
I was expecting something more
Nov 2015 • Couples
This was ok for a seafront walk, but I wouldn't make a special trip. I had imagined this as a lush, grassy area next to the sea, with a boardwalk & places to sit & enjoy the view. The view is ok of the port but there are wild cats roaming about, its not that lush & dog poo all around! Not a relaxing place to spend any time, but the only place near the city where you get a good view of the sea.
Written November 15, 2015
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Magellano81
Tortona, Italy41,158 contributions
Only for a little stroll or some jog.
Mar 2015 • Solo
Frankly, I expected something more, driven by curiosity pushed me to follow the straight road called Via Lincoln until you get close to the sea where it is assumed there is this Foro Italico.
This is nothing more than a long waterfront boardwalk where people can also have a little walk or jogging up and down the sidewalk enjoying the warm sunny days .
Highlights especially the beautiful panoramic view over the adjacent La Kalsa neighborhood.
Written June 11, 2015
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permia
Ireland37,205 contributions
Marvellous amenity
Oct 2014 • Couples
From our apartment on Via Butera we had panoramic views over the tree lined Foro Italico stretching into the distance. It begins at the fine Porta Felice, adjacent to Via Vittorio Emanuele. There is an impressive nautical artwork comprising the bow half of a rowing boat, which looks lovely in the fading evening light.

It is a gorgeous space providing ample opportunities for walking beside the sea. Under clear blue skies the views are marvellous. For a portion there are a curving line of multicoloured little bollards. Very attractive.
Written February 4, 2015
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