Sunday, October 4th, we are pleased to invite you to the outdoor autumn activities of the Hortus Urbis, the garden in the Appia Antica Park with solely ancient Roman plants.

Join the first #OTTOBRATA ROMANA Sunday for kids with tales and reading. On Saturday the first appointment for grownups with the water color lessons in the garden.

At 11:00 am – NICOMEDE o come riempirsi la testa| Readings and arts & crafts, from the tale, by Pinto & Chinto, a project of Associazione Causa, Associazione Ersilio M., Cooperativa Sociale Cassiopea.

Nicomede attempts to remedy his premature baldness with extraordinary and funny wigs. For each wig he chooses curious characters appear on his head. They are very loquacious, always ready to tell stories, until…

Narrative storytelling, followed by a workshop for children and parents to build cut out silhouettes that need dresses and hairdo, just like the old fashioned paper dolls.

Let’s play inspired by the bald Nicomede and his extravagant ideas…

It is recommended to bring sorted paper with you (package paper, foil, colored, tissue paper, etc.)

  • Registration: 15 minutes before the beginning of the workshop
  • Fee: 8 euro per person, 6 euro with the Carta amici del Parco
  • Time: about 80 minutes
  • Reservations until 6 pm of Friday October 2nd, at

In case of rain the activities will be post-poned

For information or brochure:

Picnic area on site





Twitter: @zappataromana - #HortusUrbis

How to reach us

Hortus Urbis at the former paper mill “ Cartiera Latina”, via Appia Antica, 42 /50 (near the fountain), Rome

Bike: Cristoforo Colombo bike route and Circonvallazione Ardeatina.

Bus: 118 and 218 on the Appia Antica (Domine Quo Vadis stop) or 30express, 714 and 715 (Cristoforo Colombo/Bavastro stop or Cristoforo Colombo/Circonvallazione Ostiense stop) and then short walk along the Circonvallazione Ardeatina in the Scott Park.

Car: parking at via Carlo Conti Rossini, Largo Gavaligi, via Omboni, via Scott and surroundings and then short walk along the Circonvallazione Ardeatina in the Scott Park

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