Sunday, May 20th, we are pleased to invite you to the outdoor Spring activities of the Hortus Urbis, the garden in the Appia Antica Park with solely ancient Roman plants.

At from 11.00 am until 12.30 am “LETTURE all’OMBRA dell’ORTO”, for children in Italian

Readings selected by kid’s books author Cristiana Pezzetta

  • All ages
  • Free

At 11 am – “PROFUMI E ODORI” | for little gardeners in Italian, by Hortus Urbis

Bring home the good fragrances of Spring! Every child will make a personal potpourri with the preferred perfumes and colours found in the garden.

  • Ages from 3 to 6
  • Time: about 50 minutes
  • To sign up see below

At 11.30 am – “ACQUERELLI NELL’ORTO” | for little painters in Italian, by Gioia Marchegiani

To paint is beautiful, to paint outdoor surrounded by nature is good for you! Observing shapes, mixing colors and being inspired by nature children will be free to express their personal way of seeing and feeling.

  • Ages from 6 to 12
  • Time: about 60 minutes
  • To sign up see below


It is strongly recommended to sign up with an advanced payment on line. Every workshop costs 10 euro per child or 8 euro with Carta amici del Parco, except for the readings. To sign up send an email to Be sure to send the email by 12 am of Friday May 18th. You will receive payment instructions. It is possible to sign up on the spot only for the remaining availability 10 euro per child payment on site.

Picnic area on site


For information:





Twitter: @zappataromana#HortusUrbis


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

Bike: Cristoforo Colombo bike route and Circonvallazione Ardeatina.

Bus: 118 on the Appia Antica (Domine Quo Vadis stop) or 30express, 2018, 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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