Sunday, April 3rd, 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.

At 11 am – INSECT HOUSE 2.0 | Workshop for kids  in Italian, by Hortus Urbis & Di Natura

A house for the insects from the useful bees to the nasty wasps, from the terrible bumblebee to the annoying gnats , from the mysterious dipteral to the beautiful butterflies. For all these and other insects we will build a house where they can happily stay. We will collect useful materials in the garden and the park to make their new home comfortable: wood, bamboo, branches, leaves, and hay. Our guests will pay back the hospitality because they will be useful allies for the garden, eating parasites and pollinating our plants.

It will be fun to see the Insect House when busy and populated!

- Ages 4 onwards

- Registration: 15 minutes before the beginning of the workshop

- Fee:

  • 8 euro per child with advance payment on line (6 euro with the Carta amici del Parco)
  • 10 euro per child payment on site (8 euro with the Carta amici del Parco)

- Time: about 90 minutes

- Reservations until 6 pm of Friday,  April 1st, 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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