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Feb27

 

 

 

Have you ever thought of visiting Rome by metro?

It can be done! Around the metro stations, you can find many attractions to visit, why not take advantage of them ?!

 

Rome and the subway

 

The Rome metro is the second line in Italy by extension. It is divided into three lines, A-B-C, which connect the city from one side to the other. Lines A and B intersect at Termini Station, while line C intersects A at the recently inaugurated San Giovanni stop.

 

Visit Rome by metro

 

Visiting Rome by metro is an alternative way to enjoy the Eternal City, using only one means of transport, therefore also convenient.
In the metro route you can find countless points of interest that are located right next to the stations, so they are easily reachable on foot.

Cosa vedere a Roma in metropolitana

The points of interest along line A

 

Line A (Battistini-Anagnina), mainly crosses the streets of the center of Rome, reaching the south-east area of ​​the capital.

Cyprus: Vatican Museums.

Ottaviano: St. Peter’s Basilica, Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia and Historical Museum of Sanitary Art, Historical Museum of the Carabinieri, Palazzo Giraud-Torlonia.

Lepanto: Piazza Mazzini Fountain, Castel Sant’Angelo, Palace of Justice, Church of San Gioacchino in Prati.

Flaminio: Piazza del Popolo, Santa Maria del Popolo, Pincio Terrace, Villa Borghese and Borghese Gallery, Goethe’s House, Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum, Mausoleum of Augustus, Ara Pacis Museum.

Spain: Church of the Holy Trinity of the Mountains, Fontana della Barcaccia, Villa Medici, Via Margutta, Galleria Sciarra, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, Campidoglio, Church of Sant’Andrea della Valle, Church of Sant’Ignazio da Loyola .

Barberini: Trevi Fountain, Barberini Palace, Triton Fountain, Bees Fountain, Capuchin Crypt, Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, National Academy of San Luca, Palazzo Colonna, Boncompagni-Ludovisi Museum.

Republic: Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Diocletian Baths, Fountain of the Naiads, Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, Porticoes of Piazza Esedra, Palazzo del Quirinale.

Termini: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Basilica of Santa Prassede.

Vittorio Emanuele: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, Porta Alchemica, Triumphs of Mario, House of Architecture, Arch of Gallienus, National Museum of Oriental Art, Auditorium of Mecenate, Church of Santa Bibiana.

Manzoni: Museum of the Liberation, Hypogeum of the Aureli, Villa Wolkonvsky.

King of Rome: Colombari of via Taranto.

San Giovanni: Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano.

Furio Camillo: Hypogeum Dino Compagni, Villa Lazzaroni.

Colli Albani: Caffarella Park.

Travertine Arch: Tombs of the Via Latina.

Porta Furba-Quadraro: Street art, Roman aqueduct.

Giulio Agricola: Park of the Aqueducts.

Cinecittà: Film Studies.

I punti di interesse lungo la linea B e B1

La linea B (Laurentina-Rebibbia), collega la zona nord-est di Roma, con la zona Sud, passando per alcuni punti centrali della città.

Eur Fermi: Obelisco, Museo dell’Alto Medioevo, Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico L. Pigorini, Palazzo dell’Arte Moderna.

Eur PalasportLaghetto dell’Eur, Passeggiata del Giappone e Giardino delle CascatePalazzo della Civiltà ItalianaBasilica dei Santi Pietro e PaoloPalazzo degli Uffici e rifugio antiaereo.

Basilica San PaoloBasilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura.

GarbatellaCentrale Montemartini, Gasometro.

PiramidePiramide Cestia, Porta San Paolo, Mattatoio di Roma, Cimitero Acattolico.

Circo MassimoCirco Massimo, Villa Celimontana, Terme di CaracallaRoseto ComunaleGiardino degli Aranci, Chiesa di Santa Sabina, Buco della Serratura, Chiesa dei Santi Nereo e Achilleo, Chiesa di Santa Maria in Cosmedin e Bocca della verità, Foro Boario, Chiesa di San Giorgio in Velabro.

ColosseoColosseoDomus Aurea, Tempio del Divo Claudio, Arco di CostantinoForo Romano, Fori Imperiali, Tempio di VestaPalatinoMeta SudansArco di TitoChiesa dei Santi Cosma e DamianoDomus Romane di Palazzo ValentiniCarcere MamertinoPiazza del Campidoglio e Musei Capitolini, Basilica di San Clemente.

Cavour: Chiesa di San Pietro in Vincoli, Rione Monti, Torre e scalinata dei Borgia, Santa Pudenziana, Torre delle MilizieMercati di TraianoTerme di Traiano.

Castro PretorioMura Aureliane, Biblioteca Nazionale di Roma, Porta Pia, Horti Sallustiani.

Policlinico: Città Universitaria, MACRO, Villa Torlonia.

Points of interest along line B1

Sant’Agnese / Annibaliano: Sant’Agnese fuori le Mura, Mausoleum of Santa Costanza, Santa Emerenziana, Catacombs of Priscilla.

 

 

The points of interest along line C.

Line C, recently built, connects the extreme eastern suburbs of Rome with the city center.

Lodi: Aurelian Walls, Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Eleniane Baths, National Museum of Musical Instruments.

Pigneto: Street art, Torrione Prenestina Park, Mausoleum of the Gordiani, Villa Gordiani.

 

 

Useful info

Atac Rome offers different types of tickets:
BIT: valid for a single metro ride, even on several lines, without leaving the stove;
10-BIT: valid for 100 minutes after the first stamping.
ROME 24H: valid for 24 hours from the first stamping.
ROME 48H: valid for 48 hours from the first stamping.
ROME 72H: valid for 72 hours from the first stamping.
CIS: valid for 7 days from the first stamping.

 

Have you ever thought of visiting Rome by metro?

For info and contacts: Moving to Rome
Article by Roberta Sulpizio and Arda Lelo

What to see in Rome by metro

Where we are – B&B Barocchetto Romano

Feb26

Parco Archeologico Ostia Antica

 

Ostia Antica

N.A.DIS. Drawings Archive of Ostia Antica

 

The Drawings Archive of Ostia Antica, preserves about 14,000 drawings which are largely the result of the intense activity of graphic documentation collected since the nineteenth century

during the first excavation campaigns carried out in Ostia Antica.

The drawings, made with various techniques (pencil, ink, watercolor and tempera) and on multiple supports (paper, cardboard, glossy, radex, acetate, digital, etc.),

in addition to their intrinsic and priceless iconographic content, they illustrate in detail the transformations that have taken place in the techniques of representation

of archaeological design from the nineteenth century to the present day.

 

 

Ostia Antica

 

 

Through the Ostiense collection, it is possible to deepen the path that over the years has led the drawing from sometimes pictorial representation of archeology to a scientific document.

An expression capable of methodically conveying all the information necessary for the analysis and study of the monuments of the Ostiense area and their context.

The material, entirely cataloged, includes the graphic documentation relating to the territory of competence of the Ostia office already before the D.M. n. 44 of 23 January 2016

“Reorganization of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism pursuant to art. 1, paragraph 327, of Law no. 208 of 28 December 2015”,

which included Fregene, Fiumicino, Isola Sacra, Dragona, Dragoncello, Acilia, Malafede, Castel Porziano, Ostia, Ostia Antica and the coast up to Pratica di Mare.

There are numerous historical drawings in the inventory, among them the plan (inv. 71, 137×65 cm) made by Pietro Holl in 1804 is considerable,

reference for many of the subsequent elaborations of the excavation area. The topographical plan, with a scale of representation in Roman pipes,

it represents the Ostiensi buildings excavated during the pontificate of Pius VII between 1803 and 1804 with all the adjacent buildings indicated.

 

Ostia Antica

 

 

N.A.DIS.  Drawings Archive of Ostia Antica nowadays

 

In the following years, in Ostia Antica, systematic excavation campaigns took place on an urban scale and consequently numerous documents of great interest were made.

(reports, drawings and photographs) with sometimes very accurate contents.

Under the direction of Dante Vaglieri between 1907 and 1913, the relief and graphic documentation of Ostiensi buildings reached a high scientific level and with the work of the architect Italo Gismondi,

during the excavations carried out in anticipation of the Universal Exposition of 1942, the current documentation of the five Regions of the Ostia Excavations will be practically given substance,

subsequently assembled in the “General Plan of Ostia Antica” of 1949.

In this long period, the graphic production of Omero Visca and Giorgio Pascolini was relevant who,

operating throughout the territory, they contributed to expand and enrich the documentary heritage present in the current Archive;

a notable contribution was provided, among others, by Maria Antonietta Ricciardi who updated the “General Plan of Ostia” and took part in the 70s-90s of the twentieth century

to the reorganization and arrangement of the Archive.

 

In the following years, the rapid scientific and technological progress and the awareness of the potential of the new survey and representation systems,

it made it possible to get to know the characteristics of the Ostiense artefacts under study in an ever more in-depth way; it is in this context that the contribution provided by Giuseppe Tilia is placed,

detector and designer, who has wisely associated the use of traditional systems with the application of the most advanced detection and graphic rendering technologies.

 

The graphic documentation collected over the years, consisting largely of drawings made on glossy paper, due to time and wear caused by the numerous manipulations,

made these supports fragile, causing an inevitable deterioration process.

To remedy this state of affairs, appropriate conservation and safeguarding solutions were first implemented which today guarantee the good conservation of the assets,

then a digitalization campaign of the drawings was launched, aimed at their consultation even remotely.

 

With this in mind, already in 1997, a first project was started aimed at the creation of a database in anticipation of the future acquisition and association of images;

but it is starting from 2008 that thanks to adequate resources, it was possible, in a new and more coherent logistic arrangement, to equip the Drawings Archive with the necessary tools (

large format scanners, dedicated servers, etc.) which made it possible to completely review the entire inventory and create a new database

capable of providing all the data necessary for the management of the collection (author, date, location, document format, etc.).

On this occasion, the Office was able to plan and initiate a coherent and systematic restoration campaign for the drawings whose conservation status was more critical.

 

The current consultation form present here allows the user, directly from the institutional site of the Archaeological Park, by accessing the NADIS,

to query the DB and to verify, through a preview of the image of the drawing in low resolution raster format, the existence or otherwise of what was sought.

 

For study, publication or other purposes, to obtain high resolution digital copies of the selected files, it is necessary to send a specific request to the Director of the Archaeological Park of Ostia Antica.

The Drawings Archive is open to the public by appointment, from Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 12.00.

 

Tel. 06.56.35.80.41
E-mail pa-oant.archiviodisegni@beniculturali.it – barbara.roggio@beniculturali.it

 

Fonte https://www.nadis.it/

Sep25

Visit Ostia Antica Rome Ruins

Visit Ostia Antica to see the beautifully preserved ruins which are found in the meadows of River Tiber, Rome. 

Ostia Antica lies about 3 kilometers from Ostia Lido easily reachable by two metro stop from Lido Centro station and twenty  kilometers from Rome;

In the ancient Rome, Ostia was a port city, an important place where goods and people coming in and out of the Roman Empire passed. Getting into this wonderful tourist destination is easy;

it will take approximately an hour to get here from the city centre of Rome.

There is a railway station eight hundred yards from the gate. For those who would like to take a guided tour, this can be arranged while in Rome.

 

ostia antica archeological site

Ostia Antica Rome   

Ostia Antica excavation is a sprawling ten thousand acres of land with a main street which runs for approximately two and half kilometers.

One can imagine how the place was be during the Roman Empire, if it seems magnificent after hundred years of ruin, the place must have been beautiful during its heydays.

One can only get the picture through visiting the place, it is full of history; there is a lot to learn from these beautifully preserved ruins of a Roman Empire transport hub.

The countryside

is just what one would have imagined, having all the characteristics of a rural area, it is flat and there is very little detraction from modernity which may characterize a tourist destination of this caliber.

The area is very large; some of the areas away from the street have overgrown unkempt paths but offer a free access to the one of the magnificent view of the ruins that holds so much in terms of the historical information.

You are also bound to see magnificent architectural structures;

this will make you appreciate the level of creativity exhibited by the ancient people in the Roman Empire.

You will see apartment buildings which have two or three upper floors, there are also the medianum apartments which were mostly habited by the traders or the middle class,

the Domus or the houses which were owned by the upper class are also well preserved in the site.

 

Several structures

There are also houses shops, bars, hotels and brothels.

Some of the structures which were used as baths and communal latrines still stand in the streets of Ostia.

Other structures include the store buildings, wall paintings, sculpture, temples and shrines which were dedicated to ancient gods among other remains which make Ostia Antica

a must visit to anyone who is studying history or just interested in knowing more about the Ancient Roman Empire and the lands it occupied.

You will also have a chance to visit a museum where you can learn more about Ostia.

There are also modern restaurant and a toilet block right at the middle of the site. You will be surprised to find that most of the island is not commercial.

 

 

 

ostia antica amphitheatre

 

 

Like most of the ruins

in different parts of the world, it might not make much sense for a visitor just to go for sight seeing;

it would be more enjoyable if you get a guide who can explain things around.

If you are unable to get a personal guide, there is an optional of acquiring an audio guide from the ticket office.

The audio guides are available in several languages; you will have a recorded voice speaking to you in English,

French, German, Italian and other languages.

The site is sun exposed and at times it can get very hot especially during the summer season,

this means that if you are visiting around this time make sure you go armed with a sunscreen and an umbrella to avoid

exposure to harmful sunrays.

Admission to Ostia Antica Rome Ruins

Ostia Antica operates daily, the opening and closing hours are very flexible, the admission fees vary depending on the visitor place of origin.

Seniors and children from any European Union country may enjoy free admission into the site.

Getting to Ostia Antica through public means

You can easily get to Ostia Antica through public transport from Lido di Ostia, there is a suburban passenger train services which cruises several times in an hour from Rome to Ostia Antica.

From Lido di Ostia central station it’s only two stops, a short distance from the site, and actually it will only take you five minutes to get to the site from the station.

From B&B Barocchetto Romano is only 10 minutes, two train stops.

A visit to Ostia will take you back more than two thousand years ago, days when Roman Empire was ruling the Mediterranean region.

When the city was a thriving trading centre , an exit and an entrance point for people and goods , home to more than sixty thousand people, a large city by the standards then.

 

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