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Rome/North

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The view of central Rome from the Monte Mario park.

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

Get in[edit]

See[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 on Wikipedia Villa Doria Pamphili (Q774654) on Wikidata
  • 2 Monte Mario. The highest hill in Rome at 139m, with sweeping views of the Vatican and Rome across the Tiber. Monte Mario on Wikipedia Monte Mario (Q692719) on Wikidata
  • 3 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.
  • 4 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 located 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 (Veio) on Wikipedia Portonaccio (Q2319979) on Wikidata

Do[edit]

  • 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!

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Eat[edit]

  • [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. Tue-Sat 7:30PM-12AM; 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 7PM 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.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • Grand Hotel Fleming, Piazza Monteleone di Spoleto, 20, +39 06 3337264. North of the Tiber. 300 bedrooms. Around €150 for a double.
  • 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 located in a quiet area near the underground station Battistini. Just a few minutes from the Vatican and Rome centre. From 60 euro for a double room with private bathroom.

Mid-range[edit]

  • Hotel Aurelius Rome, Via Aurelia 458, +39 06 6624500, fax: +39 06 62202701. A four star hotel with 26 single, twin, double and triple bedrooms with private bath and shower. All rates include breakfast: €115 for a single and 130 for a double.
  • Roma Point Hotel, Via Flaminia 988, +39 3476036461. Four star accommodation with 27 bedrooms divided in single, double, triple and suites. All with private bathrooms and located behind the Olympic and Flaminio stadiums. Average rates for a single and a double room starting from 45 and 60 euros..
  • Excel Hotel Montemario Rome, Via degli Scolopi, 31, +39 06 350 58001, fax: +39 06 3070392. Four star hotel with 97 bedrooms as double, twin, triple, junior suites and suites. All with private bath, shower and American breakfast. Double €90, Triple: €119.
  • B&B Flaminia House, Via Flaminia Vecchia, 484, +39 335 5966 270, e-mail: . Check-in: 16:00, check-out: 13:00. A family run B&B with all the amenities of a modern hotel. From €60 per person.
  • 1 Resort La Rocchetta, Via Giulio Galli, 41, +39 06 30366633, e-mail: . 3-star hotel in La Giustiniana area. Double room from Euro 120,00.
  • Hotel Relax Rome, Via Milano 19, +39 0765 455335, fax: +39 0765 455 445. The Relax accommodation is a modern four star hotel with 43 single, double, twin, triple, quadruple, junior suites and suite bedrooms. All equipped with private bath and shower. Also available a fitness centre and a sauna. Double 85 Euros.
  • Tempio di Apollo Hotel, Piazza della Colonnetta, 8, +39 6 30890595, e-mail: . Newly renovated, some rooms have air conditioning.
  • Hotel Papillo Rome, Via Arola, 53, +39 06 303441, fax: +39 06 303446600. The Papillo accommodation is a four star hotel of Rome with 77 double and twin bedrooms, 4 luxury suite and 1 king suite. All with private bath, shower, bat tub, internet connection, pay per view, satellite TV and flat screen. At the Hotel Papillo is also available the shuttle service to the metro stop, breakfast buffet, bar and restaurant. Rates, double/twin: €95, Suite €180.
  • B&B Casale Altavilla (B&B with swimming pool), Via del Fontanile Arenato, 4 (Underground Line A Anagnina-Battistini), +39 06 66030469, e-mail: . double room from 80€ to 100€.
  • Residence Rome, Via della Balduina 8, +39 06-30-198, fax: +39 06-30-198-603. Apartments rental and hotel room in a residential area near Vatican City. Sporting club with swimming pool and tennis courts. Double room with private facilities from 80 euro.
  • Hotel degli Imperatori, Via G. Gonella 15, +39 06-41227623, e-mail: . Four Star Business an Leisure Hotel in Rome. Double room from 60€ to 120€..

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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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