DAY 1: EUR DISTRICT AND VIA OSTIENSE
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On this tour you’ll discover the masterpieces of nineteenth-century architecture and have the opportunity to see buildings and monuments in the Eur District, a residential area of Rome, full of art, museums and places of entertainment for young and old. You can also discover the ancient ruins and the historical districts located on Via Ostiense.
You can walk or take the bus from one site to another.
It takes about 8 hours to visit all of the sites mentioned, depending on how much time you decide to stay in each place.
The itinerary starts in the Eur District, easily reached by subway or bus, at "Eur Palasport" (Line B). From there, take Via Cristoforo Colombo to get to Piazza Guglielmo Marconi and on your left you'll see the Pigorini Museum. This museum is a great way to learn about Roman history, culture and art since Prehistoric times. Continuing straight, you’ll arrive in United Nations Square where you can see two large fountains located in the center of the square, designed during the fascist regime. On the other side of the square you will see one of the greatest examples of fascist architecture in Rome, the Square Coliseum. The monument was built by Mussolini and reflects the architecture of the Roman Colosseum. Go back up Via Marconi and turn left onto Viale della Civiltà del Lavoro until you get to Piazza John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Now turn right onto Via Stendhal and continue straight on Viale della Civiltà Romana until you get to the Planetarium and Astronimical Museum. A interesting and fun museum that you and your children will really enjoy! After your visit to the museum, we suggest you take a break in one of the restaurants or bars in EUR, or even grab a sandwich in the park! This kid-friendly tour continues along Via Ostiense. From here, we suggest you take the metro and get off at "Basilica di San Paolo" (Line B). Here you can visit St Paul Outside the Walls Basilica, one of the four papal basilicas in Rome. Continue along Via Ostiense until you reach one of the most historic and popular neighborhoods in Rome, the Garbatella. Here you will find classic examples of Roman architecture: houses, squares and markets. In addition, there are many restaurants, bars and taverns where you can experience the typical Roman atmosphere of daily live. Go back onto Via Ostiense and continue straight to the subway station "Piramide" (Line B), where you’ll find the Pyramid of Gaius Cestius and visit the largest non-Catholic cemetery where many famous people have been buried such as Gadda and Keats.