Sunday, October 25th, at 11 am we are pleased to invite you to the Fall outdoor activities of the Hortus Urbis, the garden in the Appia Antica Park with solely ancient Roman plants.

At 11.00 –”TERRA TRA LE MANI”| Workshop for Kids in Italian, by Semi di Carta

We will read the story of Nadeema and her encounter with a seed from the newly printed  book about the unexpected discover y of the fist seed and the beginning of agriculture. An opportunity for kids to understand how a small action can bring grand stories. The reading will be followed by the exhibit of the original illustrations. Inspired by the story children will experiment the emotion of hands in earth: everyone will plant the seeds, let them rest until Spring and come back to see the sprouts in the garden.

The workshop will be held by the winning book’s authors, Cristiana Pezzetta and Gioia Marchegiani, author and illustrator of  TERRA TRA LE MANI, Anicia Editore.

  • 6 years onwards
  • Fee: 8 euro per child, 6 euro with the Carta amici del Parco
  • Registration: 15 minutes before the beginning of the workshop
  • Time: about 60 minutes
  • Reservations until 6 pm of Friday, October 23th, 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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