Learn how to recognize wild plants and their uses, this is a way to grow awareness on nature and helps us to better understand our precious surrounding environment. During the walk we will learn about the plant’s virtues and what were their well known practical uses in older times, both culinary and for body care, that are often confirmed by modern studies today. Through ancient myths, legends and the plant’s simbolism we will discover the diverse aspects that tie humans to the natural world, to bring back the harmony with our planet.

Further, tips on how to start a small “orto dei semplici” beautiful and useful, to always have at reach those plants that are most helpful to us. Learn how to choose what to grow according to your necessities and where i twill be planted.

Lesson held by Valentina Petrioli, cultivator and herb forager, owner of the farm “I Semplici e le Selvatiche”, friend of Hortus Urbis.

Where: Hortus Urbis, via Appia Antica 42/50, Roma

Cost: suggested donation of 20,00 euro per person + 5,00 euro Carta Amici del Parco dell’Appia Antica

October 19th 2019, from 10 am to 13 pm

Limited availability

Information: hortus.zappataromana@gmail.com

Sign up: within 12 am of Friday October 18th or on the spot if availability: hortus.zappataromana@gmail.com

In case of rain the activities will be cancelled





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

  • Bike: Cristoforo Colombo bike route turn to Circonvallazione Ardeatina then Appia Antica.
  • Bus: 118 or 218 on the Appia Antica (Domine Quo Vadis stop); 30express, 714 and 715 on the via Cristoforo Colombo (Cristoforo Colombo/Bavastro stop or Cristoforo Colombo/Circonvallazione Ostiense stop) and then short walk along the Circonvallazione Ardeatina in the Scott Park.
  • Car: on Sunday, 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. The other days parking at number 50
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