Saturday, May 27th, we are pleased to invite you to the outdoor Spring activities of the Hortus Urbis, the edible garden in the Appia Antica Park with solely ancient Roman plants.

At 11.00 am – “DIVENTANDO ALBERI: STORIA DI FILEMONE E BAUCI” (8 years onwards) | Workshop for kids, by Cristiana Pezzetta

Philemon and Baucis live in a village in the hills of Phrygia, where two strangers seek rest during their journey, but no one seems to trust them, and everyone bars their doors. We will get to know in depth about two protagonists and find out who the two travellers are, but above all we will discover the many transformations to which Philemon and Bauci’s welcoming gestures give rise. Then together we will also try to transform, to give new form to Philemon and Bauci’s words and bodies, building trees together and finding new meanings to their story.


To sign up it is mandatory to send an email to, by 12.00 am Friday May 26th. In the email, please indicate name of the child and the adults that will accompany with a telephone number. Your reservation is valid after you’ve received an email with the payment instructions. The cost of the workshop is 10 euro per child.

Picnic area on site

Further information:

In case of rain the activities will be cancelled





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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 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 Sundays 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. On every other day parking at via Appia Antica 50.

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