Notable Building in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Villa Aldobrandini

If you’re in need of a breather around Via Nazionale or are in search of somewhere for a picnic, then take Via Mazzarino off the main road and walk up the steps, past 2nd-century ruins, where you’ll find a graceful,…
Architecture in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Foro Italico

At the foot of the heavily wooded Monte Mario, the Foro Italico is a grandiose Fascist-era sports complex, centred on the Stadio Olimpico, Rome’s 70,000-seat football stadium. Most people pass through en route to a …
Notable Building in Southern Rome

Palazzetto dello Sport (Palalottomatica)

This covered stadium was built for the 1960 Olympics, and still houses sporting and entertainment events today, with a capacity of around 12,000.
Notable Building in Southern Rome

Palazzo dei Congressi

Palazzo dei Congressi was constructed for the 1942 Universal Exposition, and hosted the fencing during the 1960 Olympics. The enormous terrace above the colonnade occasionally hosts spectacular club nights.
Notable Building in San Giovanni & Testaccio

UN Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

Seat of the UN Food & Agriculture Organisation since 1952, this landmark building was originally commissioned by Mussolini to house the Ministry of Italian Africa.
Notable Building in Southern Rome

Scuola Cesare Battisti

An elementary school housed in a landmark building, this appeared in Nanni Moretti's film Caro Diario.