The Pasolini Path in Rome


The Sentiero Pasolini is a cycle/pedestrian path about 17 km long which starts from Ostia Antica and arrives at Casal Bernocchi which, skirting the bank of the Tiber, passes through the villages of Dragona, Dragoncello, Acilia and Centro Giano.

The Path was born thanks to the spontaneous collaboration of passionate citizens of the area who, endowed with great willpower, take care of the path, making it open and usable in order to prevent the vegetation from taking over. The project aims to connect the Port of Ostia to the GRA to join it to the already existing cycle paths in Rome, in order to bring eco-sustainable tourism to the X Municipality

Along the way you can admire and visit the Castle of Julius II, the Borgo and the excavations of Ostia Antica, the ancient city of Ficana at Monti San Paolo, the medieval tower of Tarragon as well as a privileged view of the Tiber and a flora and a fauna of considerable interest.


– 0,0 > 0,5 km you leave the Casal Bernocchi station, cross the Ostiense with the pedestrian traffic light. Then turn right on the sidewalk until you pass under the entrance bridge to the Centro Giano district. Between the bridge and a yellow gate, at the beginning of Via Albi, is the entrance to the Pasolini path (signs on the wall).

– 0,5 km > 3.2 km from the entrance to the path, walk about a hundred meters on a narrow path, between the sea road and a fence. Just before arriving at a gate (closed for now), turn left, here the embankment begins (before a tributary of the Tiber and then of the Tiber itself). Stay on the embankment until km 3.2 (2.7 km from the start of Via Albi), now the path descends towards the pastures of the bend (part of the embankment to be cleaned better, but you pass). At the base of the embankment there is a very low fence, which is very easy to climb over (in the future we will put a wooden gate).

– 3,2 km > 5.6 km after the fence go towards the Tiber and then turn left and follow the course of the river until you reach the cliff of the hamlets of Dragoncello. With your back to the Tiber, you pass along the edge of the cliff's vegetation until you come to a low fence among the trees (about 100 meters from the Tiber) from where an uphill road begins which leads to the Casali. In this bend of the river there may be flocks with dogs in tow, in this case they can be easily circumvented by taking other routes. Under no circumstances try to pass in the middle of the flock and in the case of aggressive dogs, keep calm and get off the bike. Over time, dogs will get used to our presence. There are also small furrows of water outflow, which are easily overcome.

-5,6 km > 6.1 km Take this short uphill ramp that leads to the farmhouses and a tower from the early Middle Ages. Be careful here, as there is a well that leads to a cistern and it is not fenced. Descend from this hill on the opposite side from where you entered, pass by following the right edge of the fields, until you meet a more or less extensive collection lake which you pass in the narrowest part, where there are stones that facilitate the passage.

– 6,1 km > 6.7 km after leaving the lake, go up a small ramp, immediately turn left and skirt the lake (opposite direction to the Tiber) until you almost reach the road. Then turn again in the direction of the Tiber, until you reach the former Roma settlement (remains of a landfill) and climb up a clear and steep path that leads via Sanrico

– 6,7 km > 8.0 km Follow Via Sanrico to the end (300 m), from here there is the entrance to the Corsetti estate with a beautiful tree-lined street, through the farmhouses and stalls you go towards the Tiber from where the embankment

– 8,0 km > 12.7 km along the entire embankment up to Capo due Rami, where the Tiber divides in two. Here the bank is still interrupted by vegetation, so you go down a path that leads to Via Capo due Rami

– 12,7 km > 15.8 km Go all the way to Capo due Rami (dirt road), until you arrive in front of the Castle of Julius II

– 15,8k m > 16.2 km to get to the Ostia Antica station, you can pass the via del mare at the traffic lights or alternatively go up the pedestrian bridge that crosses it.


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