Welcome to Southern Rome
Boasting a wealth of diversions, this huge area extends to Rome’s southern limits. Glorious ancient ruins lounge amid pea-green fields and towering umbrella pines along the cobbled Via Appia Antica, one of the world's oldest roads and pot-holed with subterranean catacombs. By contrast, post-industrial Ostiense blasts visitors straight back to the 21st century with its edgy street art, dining and nightlife. Then there's EUR, an Orwellian quarter of wide boulevards and linear buildings, which risks being the new fashionista hot spot with the arrival of Italian fashion house Fendi.