Italians are incredibly enthusiastic about bicycling. They purchased over a million bicycles last year, according to Italy's transportation ministry, which exceeded the number of cars bought. This is a welcome change in vehicle-clogged Rome.
Biking is beneficial for several reasons. Making your way through jammed streets is significantly easier on a bike. Gas and parking costs aren't a concern when your own two legs are powering you down the street. Biking provides a great source of exercise - just half an hour a day can slice your risk of heart disease in half. Lastly, it cuts down on pollution.