Help Wikitravel grow by contributing to an article! Learn how.

Difference between revisions of "Rome/South"

From Wikitravel
Jump to: navigation, search
(See)
m (rv - copyvio www.flexijourney.com/Rome)
Line 16: Line 16:
 
==See==
 
==See==
  
* <see name="The Catacombs" alt="" address="Via Appia Antica 110-126" directions="The catacombs at San Callisto, situated on the Appian Way, are quite tourist friendly and are accessible from central Rome. Not the easiest place to find, you can get there from Termini station.Catch the 714 bus from outside the station, and change at the 6th bus stop (St Giovanni) to the 218 bus, which will take you all the way to the Catacombs. The 118 bus, which leaves from Ostiense station and passes the Circus Maximus will get you to the same entrance. If you don't fancy the 1km walk from the main entrance, the 118 goes further along the Via Appia and you can enter the catacombs through a small gate to the right at the third stop. Beware, however, that the 118 is only every 40 minutes and not reliable." phone="+39 06 513 01580" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="Entry is €6 and includes a guided tour in several languages."> </see>
+
* <see name="The Appian Way" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>
 
+
* <see name="The Appian Way" alt="" address="" directions="Same as for the catacombs above. The 118 goes to the catacombs of San Sebastiano before turning off the Appian Way. A more expensive alternative is to take the Archeobus which provides a commentary in different languages." url="http://www.trambusopen.com/index.cfm?Id=archeo" phone="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">The Appian Way begins close to the Terme di Caracalla and heads in a south-easterly direction. The first three miles are still heavily used by cars, buses and coaches but from then on traffic is very light and the many ruins can be explored on foot or by bicycle in relative safety. The Church of Domine Quo Vadis is on the second mile of the road by the main entrance of the San Callisto catacombs. At the third mile on the right are the church and catacombs of St Sebastian. A little way further on the left is the Circus of Maxentius, the best-preserved chariot race circus in Rome. From there the road climbs slightly to the tomb of Cecilia Metella. After that there is little traffic and, for the fit, the road is straight and can be followed on foot or by bicycle for another six miles or so. This trip is best done by bicycle as transport back is difficult to find. </see>
+
 
+
  
 +
* <see name="The Catacombs" alt="" address="Via Appia Antica 110-126" directions="Catch the 714 bus from outside the station, and change at the 6th bus stop (St Giovanni) to the 218 bus, which will take you all the way to the Catacombs." phone="+39 06 513 01580" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="Entry is €6 and includes a guided tour in several languages.">The catacombs at San Callisto, situated on the Appian Way, are quite tourist friendly and are accessible from central Rome. Not the easiest place to find, you can get there from Termini station. </see>
  
 
*<see name="Ostian Ruins" alt="" address="" directions="Get off at Ostia Antica station" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Ancient ruins, much smaller than in Pompei but very well remained.</see>
 
*<see name="Ostian Ruins" alt="" address="" directions="Get off at Ostia Antica station" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Ancient ruins, much smaller than in Pompei but very well remained.</see>
Line 29: Line 27:
  
 
*<see name="L. Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography" alt="" address="Viale Lincoln 1" directions="Tu-Su 9-14" phone="+39 06 549 521" url="" hours="" price="€4" lat="" long="">An ethnographic collection of around 60,000 pieces from European indigenous cultures, Including a national prehistoric documenting evolution from the Palaolithic- to the iron age.</see>
 
*<see name="L. Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography" alt="" address="Viale Lincoln 1" directions="Tu-Su 9-14" phone="+39 06 549 521" url="" hours="" price="€4" lat="" long="">An ethnographic collection of around 60,000 pieces from European indigenous cultures, Including a national prehistoric documenting evolution from the Palaolithic- to the iron age.</see>
 +
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==

Revision as of 20:15, 28 March 2009

The South of Rome includes all of Municipi 5–13. This includes the Roman beaches, such as Ostia, as well as important tourist attractions in EUR, San Paolo, and the Via Appia.


Contents

Understand

EUR was built in the first years of the 1940s, close to the sea. It was built in a perfect fascist architectural style, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Fascism (Mussolini got the power in 1922, becoming Prime Minister). Its name means "Esposizione Universale di Roma" (Universal Exhibition of Rome); in fact it was also designated to host the International Exhibition in 1942, but this exhibition didn't take place because of the war.

Lido di Ostia is not far from the center of Rome, it's considered the Capital's beach and it is also well-known for the "Tourist Port" with moorings for boats from 8 to 60 metres in length. Every angle of this geographic area makes you relive the sparkle of the past of the Roman coast. the archaeological excavations of the ancient port, the Necropolis Port at the Isola Sacra, the villa of Plinio and the Medieval Borgo. From the Roman period to the architectural freedom of the first years of the nine hundreds and to finish the enormous green areas, protected by the coast's State Reserve: the pinewood of Castelfusano is the summer residence of the President of the Republic and the Capocotta Reserve.

San Paolo is a residential area not so far from the center. Today hosts several buildings belonging to the RomaTRE University and a very noticeable piece of art, the "Basilica di San Paolo fuori le mura" which certainly deserve a visit. For the rest is just a residential borough.

Get in

To get to Lido di Ostia, take the "Ferrovia Roma-Ostia" from downtown (Piramide Ostiense, Basilica San Paolo, or Eur Magliana) to your desired Lido di Ostia stop (Ostia Antica, Ostia Lido Nord, Ostia Lido Centro, Ostia Stella Polare, Ostia Lido Castel Fusano, Ostia Lido Cristoforo Colombo).

See

  • The Appian Way.
  • The Catacombs, Via Appia Antica 110-126 (Catch the 714 bus from outside the station, and change at the 6th bus stop (St Giovanni) to the 218 bus, which will take you all the way to the Catacombs.), +39 06 513 01580. The catacombs at San Callisto, situated on the Appian Way, are quite tourist friendly and are accessible from central Rome. Not the easiest place to find, you can get there from Termini station. Entry is €6 and includes a guided tour in several languages..
  • Ostian Ruins, (Get off at Ostia Antica station). Ancient ruins, much smaller than in Pompei but very well remained.
  • San Paolo fuori le Mura, Via Ostiense 186. Also known as St Paul Outside the Walls. This is on the outskirts of Rome in an otherwise drab modern neighborhood. The church is a faithful reconstruction of the ancient basilica which burned down in the early 1800s. Don't miss the medieval cloister, which survived the fire.
  • Santa Passera, Via Santa Passera 1. Even though it isn't worth a trip, this church can be a interesting deviation if you live or pass through its neighbourhood. This church is believed to be the grave of the Saints Ciro and Giovanni, killed during the time of the Emperor Diocletian. The church is now know as Saint Passera because of the several changes its name has undergone. The oringal name was Abba Cyrus and through Appaciro and then Appacero finally it got Pacera, that's very close to today's Passera. The building on top is a 3rd century building still visible in the lower floor and in the underground. The main part of the building dates back to the IX century as the frescoes on the higher floor. Some of th frescoes are too spoiled to be enjoyed, but some of them have recently been restored and depict the Saints Paolo, Pietro, Giovanni Battista and Giovanni Evangelista in the vault and Our Lady together with Jesus, Saints Giacomo and Antonio and the Archangel Michele in the apse. Downstairs there is a small quadrangular room and the underground, where the rest of the two Saints should be. Frescoes in these floor date back to XIV century but are almost completely ruined, but in the underground there are still visible III century traces of Roman age frescoes; in front of the stair you can enjoy a small bird, the Justice, and an athlete while in the vault some eight apex stars. Bus 128,780,781,775 (first stop in Via della Magliana). (41.858598,12.460197)
  • L. Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography, Viale Lincoln 1 (Tu-Su 9-14), +39 06 549 521. An ethnographic collection of around 60,000 pieces from European indigenous cultures, Including a national prehistoric documenting evolution from the Palaolithic- to the iron age. €4.


Do

  • Beach. There're few beaches in Lido di Ostia although the number of private beaches is growing every year. Don't get off the train at Ostia Lido Catel Fusano, all beaches there are private. Lido Centro and Lido Criftoforo Colombo are the best choice.

Buy

Eat

  • Mama Che Pizza, Via Poggio Ameno 34/38. Worth stopping by if you're close to the EUR and it's cheap. They also own the deli right next to it, where you can also get miniature pizzas and breads.
  • Al peperoncino, Via Ostiense, 369, +39 06 54 10 192. Very close to the Basilica di San Paolo fuori le mura and the Metro B San Paolo Basilica station, this pizzeria has a good Roman style pizza (the thin one) and also a good choice of fried vegetables and appetizers. Price is low to mid-range, food quality and service are medium.
  • Il gelato, Via dell'Aeronautica, 105 (Bus 764 - Metro B Laurentina). Closes around 11PM. Nice place to have some weird flavor of ice cream. You'll choose among maybe 50 different and sometime unusual flavors (such as Gorgonzola or Mortadella). Great variety of chocolates and fruits.
  • Sapore&Arte, Via Efeso 24/26 Metro B San Paolo Basilica, Tel. 06 59 60 03 40 Really good and fresh food, this place is run by young people who make extensive use of fair trade food. They have very good dressed potatoes and salads, bruscetta and sweet cakes. Mid-range at lunch and cheap at dinner. Don't miss it if you visit the very near Basilica di San Paolo fuori le mura.
  • Le Bistrot [1], Garbatella - Via delle Sette Chiese 160, 06 512 89 91. Creative French and vegetarian cuisine with a very kind staff and a homey environment. Better to reserve.
  • FelFel, Viale dei Consoli 106, Cinecittà, Roma tel 3290989802, [2]. East Mediterranean tastes and spices, CousCous, Shawarma, Kebab, Baklava.

Drink

  • Bibelot Arthè, Via dell'Aeronautica, 105;. Cozy tea room in Via Appia nuova. They offer free table games and serve excellent milk and fruit shakes as well as tea and coffee blends. Prices are mid-range to expensive, but the place is very nice and well furnished. It's possible you'll find a queue. Perfect for couples. Piazza dell'Alberone 13/bis; 347 33 18 178 around at 11PM.

Sleep

  • Villa EUR, Marcellino Champagnat, 2 (metro: Laurentina), +39.06.54220627, [3]. Very quiet and stylish in midst of a park. You can reach it from the subway by a 5 min walk. The hotel has a small bar, excellent breakfast and a restaurant. In the vicinity of the hotel you can find an excellent restaurant La Taverna de Porto if you want to go out eating. There is also a tennis court, a gymnasium and even an Aikido Dojo. Double room is 150 Euros including breakfast..
  • Hotel EUR American Palace Rome, Via Laurentina, 554, +39 06 5913 552 (fax: +39 06 5911 740), [4]. This four star hotel has been recently refurbished to offer large and well decorated bedrooms divided in single, twin, double and triple, also has two meeting rooms to host conference, seminars, presentation and private anniversary.
  • Residenza Villa Maria, Via delle P. Ginestre 16. Spend a pleasant holiday in the country side far from the city stress but at the same time just 5 km. from Rome. Our rooms (single, double and small apartments) all with private bathroom. Taxi service sightseeing tours of Rome along classica and archeological itineraries and also archeological tivoli swimming-pool,Fitness center ,horse riding in the country side ,hot springs in Tivoli Bath,play golf in Marco Simone golf club. Shuttle service from/to subway (from 1 may to 31 october).

Contact

This article is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!



Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages