Two places in Rome often wrongly considered of little interest, but which actually offer extremely valuable insights with which to get to know the city are the EUR district and Ostia.

First is the EUR district, the district commissioned by Mussolini and planned as the venue for the 1942 Esposizione Universale di Roma ‒ the World’s Fair in Rome, after which the area is named ‒ to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the March on Rome, although the event never took place. Its large avenues, imposing white buildings and the lake make this district an ideal place for both adults and children.

On Viale Europa, is a less visited museum, the Museum of Post and Telecommunications (Museo Storico delle Poste e delle Telecomunicazioni), a collection of historic material and equipment relating to the telegraph that retraces the evolution of the postal service. Booking is essential.

In Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, the Museum of Civilizations contains an extensive archaeological and ethnographic collection, belonging to four different sections: the Museum of Folks Arts and Traditions "Lamberto Loria", divided into three large thematic areas, with costumes, objects and musical instruments from all over Italy from the 16th to the 20th century, the Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography "Luigi Pigorini", with a rich ethnographic collection from the five continents and a prehistoric one, exclusively dedicated to human evolution, the Museum of Oriental Art "Giuseppe Tucci" exhibits artefacts from the Near and Middle East, Tibet, Nepal, India, Gandhara, Southeast Asia and the Far East.
In Viale Lincoln, a short distance away, there is the section of the Museum of the Early Middle Ages "Alessandra Vaccaro", an archaeological museum of the post-classical age, with a collection of objects and materials dating from the 4th to the 14th century mainly of Roman and Central Italy origin.

In Viale Asia, you can admire the New Conference Center "La Nuvola", designed by Massimiliano Fuksas, a building of an extraordinary artistic value, characterized by innovative solutions and technologically advanced materials.

As the day and maybe even your stay in Rome draws to a close, how about a nice ice-cream, or if it’s winter, a delicious hot chocolate from one of the fantastic bars on Viale Europa?

For those unable to resist shopping even on holiday, Viale Europa will leave you spoilt for choice, with shops of every type catering to all tastes and budgets.

 

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