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Among the busiest and most well-known streets of the Talenti neighborhood in northeast Rome, Via Ugo Ojetti is the ideal choice for a shopping trip away from the shopping malls and usual streets of the city center. From the large and prestigious boutiques like Zita Fabiani, Max & Co and Undercolors Benetton to the local clothing stores such as Spizzichino, to even department stores like Oviesse and the mobile kiosks selling clothing, a stroll on Via Ugo Ojetti is perfect for all budgets - small or big. Easily accessible with various bus lines, the street is also very busy during the Christmas season.
Realized in 2007, thanks to an intensive reforesting effort, the Parco delle Valli, also called Parco dell'Aniene, is a welcome patch of green in the fourth district of Rome, and a frequently visited spot for the locals. Accessible from various entrances found on both Via delle Valli and Via Conca d'Oro, the park takes up 20 hectares (50 acres). It boasts a strong growth of Mediterranean vegetation composed of more than 1500 trees, multiple areas for children, as well as dogs, cycling routes and a soccer field. On weekends, it is possible to rent bicycles and rickshaws, or you may happen upon a concert in the park.
Sitting in the northeast zone of Italy s capital city, the Aniene Valley Nature Reserve is a protected area which covers about 1600 acres (650 hectares), following the Roman river of the same name until it meets with the Tiber. Accessible from various entrances which open up to Via Val d Ala, Via Tilli and Via M. Cingolati, the nature reserve is home to an array of vegetation, with tree species such as oak, elm, ash, willow, maples and other Mediterranean flora. In the confines of this large green space also live various animal species, including river crabs and crayfish.
This is the biggest and best-equipped aquatic park in Lazio. It has rivers for rafting, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, amazing slides to ride in a rubber dinghy or on your own, a Jacuzzi, a huge wave machine, water-slides and small swimming pools for younger children. There is a large garage, a restaurant, a games room and a disco. So for that fun-filled holiday with family and friends, just head to Aquapiper.
At Monte Sacro, on Via Nomentana, you reach this lovely bridge with towers and battlements: its history includes the appeasement between Menenius Agrippa and the Roman plebeians, after the rebellion of the latter who took refuge on Monte Sacro. The bridge was later destroyed and rebuilt, and it has been identified as the bridge on which Pope Leo III and Charlemagne met for the coronation of the Carlovingian king as emperor. The Nomentano bridge was the site of many battles over the centuries, and the successive rebuilding operations led to its fortification.
The church of Sant' Eusebio is devoted to St Eusebius and was built around the 5th century. Built using yellow and red stone, the structure resembles the Romanesque style. With round arches, thick walls and overall simplicity it stands out architecturally among churches in the spiritually influenced environment of Rome. Come here to pray and spend some time on the stairs below, taking in the serene surroundings.
Built in the 17th Century by the aristocratic family Chigi, Villa Chigi, along with the even larger Villa Ada, is one of the larger green spaces in the highly congested Trieste neighborhood. A very popular meeting spot among neighborhood locals, it is accessible from three entrances, namely, Via di Villa Chigi, Via Valnerina and Via Niccolò Piccinni. While the villa itself has remained the private property of the original family's descendants, the park has been open to the public since the end of the 1960s. The 2003 renovation of the gardens restored the original 19th-century design of the park, with three splendid fountains and some beautiful benches made from travertine marble.
Lively Viale Libia with its double row of shops is a paradise for shopping in the Trieste district. It is a true "fountain of endless shopping," extending for about two and a half kilometers (1.5 miles) and includes two other famous commercial streets, Viale Eritrea and Corso Trieste. Similar to an open air shopping mall, the shops along Viale Libia offer mostly clothing, shoes and bags, but there are also bookstores, jewelry shops, cell phone stores other businesses selling various goods and objects. Among many pizzerias, cafes and places to eat that should not be missed, visitors should definitely stop in at the Marinari bakery, a true favorite of the neighborhood locals.
On Via Salaria, near Via Ada, are the catacombs of Priscilla. Seven popes were buried here. They were victims of emperor Diocleziano's persecutions, along with various saints and 300 presumed martyrs. Catacombe di Priscilla extends along two levels. Benedictine nuns act as tour guides. The older, upper level dates from the beginning of the 3rd Century, a date which is confirmed by the stamps on the building which are from the Caracalla era. In the vaults of the gallery of sarcophagi, there is a famous painting depicting Mary with the Baby and the prophet Isaia, from the early 3rd Century. The most important funerary monument is the Cappella Greca, so-called on account of the two inscriptions in Greek painted on the plaster of a nook. The catacombs are covered in frescoes with images taken from the Old and the New Testaments.
The villa is named after the wife of the Swiss Count Tellfner who, as well as King Vittorio Emmanuele II, was one of its many owners. The park is very large with ample grounds in which to run and also to relax. There are cycle paths and skate tracks. Sports lovers come here to train. You can compete or help out in competitions between radio-controlled model boats down at the lake. There are many entrances to the park on Via Salaria; one of these is next to the catacombs of Saint Priscilla.
Islamic Cultural Center and Mosque of Italy is a city location for Muslim worship and other services. It is a place of worship for the people of Islam and the cultural center organizes activities and events related to all that is sacrosanct to Islam. A large number of Muslims frequent this mosque and contribute to its activities. For more information visit the website.
Realized in 1930 by the landscape architect Raffaele Vico, Nemorense Park (also known as Parco Virgiliano) has since then represented a real green lung and meeting spot for the locals in the Trieste neighborhood. In its midst, among the oaks and pines, three green hectares (just under seven-and-a-half acres) can be found, dressed with a merry-go-round and games for children, a bocce ball lawn and a beautiful lake: Nemorense Park is truly adapted for both young and less young. You’ll also find a café of sorts with an open-air bar, not to mention the historic stone walls upon which whole generations have passed their childhood afternoons.