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The North of Rome is comprised of Municipi III, XI-XV.

Get in[edit]


  • 1 Villa Doria Pamphili (Villa Pamphili) (Via Garibaldi (in Trastevere) leads into Via Aurelia Antica at Porta San Pancrazio; the park entrance is a short distance after the beginning of Via Aurelia). A large villa and 180-ha park that is a major recreation area for Romans, and a popular spot for joggers. One unusual feature of the grounds is the colony of coypus (swamp beavers) around the lake. Natives of South America these ones are descended from some who wisely escaped from a fur farm. There are also colonies by the Tiber. Villa Doria Pamphili (Q774654) on Wikidata Villa Doria Pamphili on Wikipedia
  • 2 Olympic Stadium (Stadio Olimpico). The stadium is on the west bank of River Tiber, about three km directly north of the Vatican. It is part of a sports complex that was built for the 1960 Olympic Games, including the Olympic swimming pool and the tennis complex where the annual ATP/WTA Italian Open is held. The main stadium holds more than 80,000 and was extensively rebuilt, with a roof added, for the 1990 World Cup (soccer) finals. Stadio Olimpico (Q159884) on Wikidata Stadio Olimpico on Wikipedia
  • 3 Portonaccio Sanctuary, Isola Farnese (take the Via Cassia north of Rome to Torrione Cerquetta and then turn right to Isola Farnese). An archaeological site near the ancient Etruscan city of Veii. Veii (or Veio) was a major Etruscan city until its defeat at the hands of the Romans in 396 BC. The Temple of Apollo is here, which is the site where the famous Apollo of Veii statue was discovered in 1916. These days there is little left to see but a few ruins, although the area has yielded up many excellent artefacts that are now mainly in the Etruscan museum at Villa Giulia in Rome/North Center. The surrounding area is a national park, Parco di Veio, that contains Etruscan ruins that, for the most part, are not easily accessible. Portonaccio (Q2319979) on Wikidata Portonaccio (Veio) on Wikipedia
  • 4 Santa Passera, Via Santa Passera 1. This church can be an interesting deviation if you are passing through its neighbourhood. It is believed to be the grave of the Saints Ciro and Giovanni, killed during the time of the Emperor Diocletian. The original name was Abba Cyrus and through Appaciro and then Appacero it finally became Pacera, very close to today's Passera. The building is on top of a 3rd century building still visible in the lower floor and in the underground. The main part of the building dates back to the 9th century as do the frescoes on the higher floor. Some of the frescoes have been restored. Downstairs there is a small quadrangular room and the underground, where the remains of the two Saints are supposed to be. There are still visible 3rd century traces of Roman 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). Santa Passera (Q3674186) on Wikidata Santa Passera on Wikipedia


  • Take in a soccer match at the Stadio Olimpico. The stadium is shared by Rome's two main teams, Rome and Lazio, usually playing there on alternate Sunday afternoons, with occasional games on Saturday or Sunday evenings or midweek evenings. Games between these two clubs are well worth avoiding as they often turn violent but the stadium is rarely full for other matches. However, past crowd troubles mean that you can no longer just turn up: you need to buy tickets in advance at one of the agencies around town, and show some ID when you do!



  • [dead link] Casetta di Campagna, Via Affogalasino, 40 (Casetta Mattei-Trullo), +39 06 6574 3230. Closed on Monday. Sunday, Saturday and holidays also open at noon. In the natural park Valle dei Casali they have very good meat. They also offer a fixed price menu for pizza (only for more than 4 people) which is good for a large gathering dinner. You need a car to reach the place.
  • La Pergola, Hotel Cavalieri Hilton, Via A. Cadlolo 101, +39 06-35092152. Tu-Sa 19:30-00:00; closed Aug 8-Aug 23. Awarded three stars in the Guide Rouge. The chef, Heinz Beck, is German in origin and has set a style which combines Italian fresh produce with exceptional creativity and presentation. The restaurant overlooks Rome, so be sure to get a table by the window. The wine cellar is exceptional. Expect to have to book months in advance, but the trip is well worth it. mains €35-50; set menu €130-150.
  • Taverna Pio Bove, Via Alessandro Cruto 9 (Bus 128, 775), +39 06 553 011 35. Open at 19:00 everyday. Good steak house in the suburbs, but not too far from Basilica di San Paolo fuori le mura.
  • Yesh', Via Silvestro Gherardi 51, +39 06 858 00315. Kosher steak house.


  • 1 Beershop (Beershop), Via Flaminia 506 (5 minutes from Piazzale Ponte Milvio), +39 06 96845654. 16:00-22:00. The smallest beershop in Rome, providing more than 400 beers from all over the world. With a special selection of beers from Italian microbreweries, this is the perfect place for beer enthusiasts.



  • Grand Hotel Fleming, Piazza Monteleone di Spoleto, 20, +39 06 3337264. North of the Tiber. 300 bedrooms. Around €150 for a double.
  • [dead link] Adema B&B, Via Edoardo Ferravilla, 4, +39 329-25-74-360. Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 10:00. Adema Bed and Breakfast is in a quiet area near the underground station Battistini. Just a few minutes from the Vatican and Rome centre. From €60 for a double room with private bathroom.
  • 1 LtRooms, Via Umberto Moricca, 5 (a few steps from the Metro Line A), +39 392 858 1039, . Check-in: 10:30. From €50 per room.




Go next[edit]

Routes through North
END  W Rome Metro Line A E  VaticanModern Center
Modern CenterNomentano  SW Rome Metro Line B NE  END
Modern CenterNorth Center  SW Rome Metro Line B1 NE  END
OrteSabine Hills  N Lazio regional railway line FL1 S  North CenterNomentano
ENDNomentano  W Lazio regional railway line FL2 E  TivoliEND
ViterboLake Bracciano  N Lazio regional railway line FL3 S  TrastevereAventino-Testaccio

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