DAY 6: VILLA ADA AND THE MACRO MUSEUM

3140 Visits
Distance: 4 km Duration: 8 hours

Itinerary description

Intro:
This itinerary is great to bring your children on, to see some of the biggest parks around the city and along the way you'll pass through a beautiful baroque style neighborhood before finishing the day at the Macro Museum.

Transport:
We suggest you follow this itinerary as most of the locations are in and around parks in the center of Rome.

Time Required:
It takes about  8 hours to visit all of the sites mentioned, depending on how much time you decide to stay in the parks and museum.

Itinerary:
This itinerary starts from the Mosque, which is easily reached by bus. If you'd like to visit the mosque, we suggest you check their website for visiting hours because it is not always open to the public.  From the mosque, take Via di Ponte Salario to the entrance to Villa Ada which is one of the largest public parks in Rome.  Here many locals walk or jog through the forested areas of the park, play sports on the open greens and in the summer attend concerts and shows. We highly suggest a walk around the park on one of the many trails, after which you can head to the exit on Via Salaria where you'll be able to visit some ancient Christian tombs at the Catacombs of Priscilla.  After a visit to the catacombs, continue down Via Salaria until you get to Via Adige and turn left onto Via Tagliamento.  This neighborhood is known as Coppedè,  named after the architect who designed the baroque style area.  After you've checked out the beautiful square, take Via Clitumno down to the intersection with Via Reno and turn right onto Via Serchio. Now take a quick left onto Via Ticino which will lead you to Piazza Trento on the left.  From here you should take Corso Trieste on the right and after just a few meters turn left onto Via Dalmazia.  Go straight down until you get to Via Nomentana and Villa Torlonia, one of the historic Roman villas that is really worth a visit. The park around the villa is the perfect place to have a rest and you're children will enjoy some time to play.  The itinerary continues at the Macro, the Contemporary Art Museum of Rome.  To get to the Macro, turn around and go back down Via Dalmazia until you get to Viale Regina Margherita.  Cross the street and continue straight down Via Nizza until you get to the intersection with Via Mantova. Take a quick left and you're there!