Download GPX file for this article
41.911212.5194Full screen dynamic map

From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Santa Costanza

Nomentano is a district of Rome.

The San Lorenzo neighborhood is a student area south-east of Rome's main train station (Termini). It has a small street market (food, clothing), unpretentious caffès and is a major centre of Rome's night life.

Get in[edit]

Map of Rome/Nomentano

The Nomentano area is easily reachable by bus from Termini Station (90) from Piazza Venezia or via Nazionale (60) or by Metro Line  B  (stops: Castro Pretorio, Policlinico, Piazza Bologna, Tiburtina).


  • 1 Villa Torlonia. A magnificent patrician house with beautiful gardens. Construction of this villa began in 1806. Mussolini rented it from the Torlonia family for one lira a year to use as his state residence from 1925 onwards. It was abandoned after 1945 and allowed to decay but has been restored and is open as a museum, the Casino Nobile. The landscaped gardens also contain the Casina delle Civette, 3rd- and 4th-century Jewish catacombs and thirteen garden pavilions representing exotic parts of the world, as well as an air-raid shelter built into the catacombs for Mussolini.
Casina delle Civette in Villa Torlonia
  • Casino Nobile Museum, Via Nomentana 70 (in grounds of Villa Torlonia. Bus 36 from Termini station), . 09.00-16.00 in winter and to 19.00 in summer. In the first half of the 18th Century the Torlonia family were leading collectors of works of art. This museum brings together some of their collection. You can also see the furniture used by Mussolini when he was in residence, as well as photos and films of him in the grounds of the Villa. €6.50 for the two museums in Villa Torlonia.
  • 2 Casina delle Civette, Via Nomentana 70 (in grounds of Villa Torlonia. Bus 36 from Termini station), . 09:00-16:00 in winter and to 19:00 in summer. This strange-looking, but delightful, building has undergone several transformations since its original construction as a rustic hideaway from the main villa in the park. It underwent a significant redesign in the early 1900s and again in 1917. The emphasis of the museum is on stained glass. The twenty rooms include 54 pieces of stained glass replaced, after restoration, in their original positions, 18 pieces of stained glass acquired and displayed on separate frames, and 105 sketches and preparatory cartoons for stained glass in churches in Rome. €6.50 together with Casino Nobile. Casina delle Civette (Q3867590) on Wikidata
Porta Maggiore with Baker's tomb in foreground
  • 3 Basilica di San Lorenzo fuori le Mura, Piazzale di San Lorenzo. Houses the tomb of St Lawrence. This basilica dates back to the 3rd century, when the area was already well populated. Surrounding it is Rome's cemetery, the Cimitero del Verano. San Lorenzo was damaged by Allied bombs in 1943 and the facade has been rebuilt. Basilica of Saint Lawrence Outside the Walls (Q738214) on Wikidata Basilica of Saint Lawrence outside the Walls on Wikipedia


  • Drinking in the open. Do what Romans (students in particular) do: buy a cheap beer in one of the countless bar around and just hang out or stroll, observing people and enjoying the mildness of a Roman evening.



  • Arancia Blu, Via Dei Latini (Via Tiburtina). Posh, overpriced and not that good, but the wine list looks impressive.
  • SAID, antica fabbrica della cioccolata, via Tiburtina 135. This restaurant used to be an old chocolate factory and preserves the original decorations. Very nice ambiance and a delicious buffet for lunch that varies every day and costs €10. A lot of veggie options, some fish and meat; only a few dishes a la carte. There is also a dessert buffet with lots of types of chocolates and chocolate cakes.
  • Da Armando, piazzale Tiburtino 1-3-5. Wednesday closed. A traditional Roman osteria with traditional Roman dishes as well as pizza. Lots of choice for both food and wine. Delicious homemade pasta. Prices are very reasonable and only few tourists.
  • Bar delle Scienze, via dei Liburni 28. A bar next to the university. Lots of students and faculty have lunch here. They have sandwiches and a small selection of dishes. Ideal for a quick lunch.


  • Pourquoi!, via dei Sardi & via dei Volsci. Impressive selection of (mostly Belgian) beers. A bit on the pricy side (a beer is €5), but they have a nice buffet for appetizers which comes with your drink for only €2-3 more.



  • [dead link] Residence Vacanze Romane Rome, Via Dei Reti 27, +39 06 44362110. Guest house in the characteristic neighbourhood of San Lorenzo. Single, double and triple rooms with private bathroom and kitchen. Single: €45. Double: €60. Rates vary according the availability and season.
  • Rome City Hostel, Viale Ippocrate 91, +39 06-443-62722, fax: +39 06-443-62722. Metro station 5 minutes on foot, 10 min walk from Termini, include free breakfast, free linens, no curfew, free internet, free WIFI in all rooms, complete kitchen facilities and utilities, tours and pub crawls. From €15 for dorms.
  • The Beehive, Via Marghera 8, +39 0644704553. Two minute walk from the Termini. Entrance is buzzer-controlled around-the-clock. The decor is clean and fresh, with rooms spacious and outfitted with comfortably firm beds and large pillows. In-room wifi is included in the price, though some basic TCP/IP configuration knowledge is required to manually set IP and DNS addresses. Ingmar, the somewhat overweight hostel cat, freely roams the public area of the hostel, so visitors with cat allergies should be aware. Dorms €20-25, Rooms €70-80.


  • 1 Ateneo Garden Palace, Via dei Salentini 3 - 00185 (Roma Termini san Lorenzo), +39 06 4440042, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 11:00. from €130/day.
  • Astoria Palace Rome, Via Giovanni Maria Lancisi, 31, +39 06 44202631, fax: +39 06 44260828. Seven double and triple rooms for this cosy guest house. Equipped with private bath, shower, internet connection, included breakfast, terrace and private parking. Double €145, triple €150.
  • Hotel Gabriella, Via Palestro 88, +39 06 4450 120, fax: +39 06 4450 252. Three star hotel close to the Termini Station, A/C, English-speaking staff, and clean public areas and bedrooms. Singles from €110.
  • Hotel Villa delle Rose, Via Vicenza, 5, +39 06-4451788, fax: +39 06-4451639. Hotel in a villa with a nice garden, 24 hour reception, and multilingual staff. From €104.


  • Hotel Turner Rome, Via Nomentana 29, +39 06 44250077, fax: +39 06 44250165. Four star hotel with 47 bedrooms. Also available private bath, breakfast and modern services and facilities. The guest rooms are divided in single, twin, double, triple and suite. Single is €150. Double €200. Suite €300.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Nomentano
South RomeModern Center  SW Rome Metro Line B NE  North RomeEND
Merges into Line B  SW Rome Metro Line B1 NE  North CenterNorth Rome
Fiumicino AirportAventino-Testaccio  SW Lazio regional railway line FL1 NE  North CenterOrte
END  W Lazio regional railway line FL2 E  North RomeTivoli

This district travel guide to Nomentano is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.