During the walk, the properties, uses and stories of herbs and trees that we will meet will be indicated. We will focus on the plants once used in body care and nutrition, properties often confirmed by modern studies. We will have a focus on the herbs that are the protagonists of the rituals of June 24, the feast of San Giovanni Battista, and of the solstice.

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 25,00 euro per person

June 24th 2023, from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm

Limited availability

Information: hortus.zappataromana@gmail.com

Sign up: within 12 am of Friday June 23rd or on the spot if availability: hortus.zappataromana@gmail.com

In case of rain the activities will be cancelled


Email: hortus.zappataromana@gmail.com


Web: www.hortusurbis.it

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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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