Although the Villa Borghese is Rome’s most famous park, both the Villa Ada and the Villa Pamphilj are bigger. The Villa Ada is located in the north-eastern part of the city and is best known for its annual World Music Festival Roma Incontra il Mondo. It is also called the Villa Ada Savoia.Continue reading “Villa Ada Rome”
The MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art Rome (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, the name is an acronym in Italian) is an exhibition space located in the Via Nizza in Rome. The museum seat in the Via Nizza is one of two in the city, the other one being located in the Testaccio district. The museum is especially known for its temporary exhibitions.Continue reading “MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art Rome”
Salario is Rome‘s 4th and smallest quartiere. It is named for the old Roman consular road Via Salaria, which crosses Italy to end in Porto d’Ascoli on the opposite coast.
Salario District Rome (Quartiere IV)
Salario used to be bigger but in 1926 was divided into Salario and Savoia. Savoia is the name of Italy’s former royal family. The name of this district was changed to Trieste after world war II when the Royal family was forced to abdicate.
Until the end of the 19th century, when a lot of construction work was being done in Rome, there were hardly any inhabitants on the other side of the Porta Pia, also because a big part of the area was occupied by huge villa’s like the – still existing – Villa Albani.
There are not very many tourist attractions in the quartiere Salario. Apart from the above-mentioned Villa Albani the MACRO Museum and the Catacombs of Santa Felicita are worth mentioning. The MACRO Museum is housed in an old Peroni beer brewery.