Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Destination of the week: Rome

Rome is one of the world’s large tourist destinations. The city’s seductive Old World atmosphere, with more than 2,000 years of record, art, religion and food, draws hordes of camera-toting invaders. However, it is still possible to have a quiet, environmentally friendly trip to the Eternal City.
You wouldn’t have to stay long in Rome to realize that eating is a main part of life there. Luckily, food is one of the city’s most environmentally friendly aspects. Nowhere else in the world is such a premium put on new, locally sourced ingredients. For visitors to Rome, even gluttony can be green.

With a host of green transit options, from walking to trams to Vespas, it is easy to keep your commutes clean. Green hotels (including one that takes recycling to the extreme — see below) and a unique approach to sustainability lift Rome above several of Europe’s other urban destinations in terms of environmental friendliness.

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