European Heritage Days: Cyclo-pedestrian itineraries in the Roman countryside

European Heritage Days: Cyclo-pedestrian itineraries in the Roman countryside

On Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2020, on the occasion of the European Heritage Days sponsored every year by the Council of Europe and supported by the Italian Ministry of Heritage, Culture and Tourism (MiBACT), Co-Rome together with the co-district community managing organizations, as for CooperACTiva and the Community for the Public Park of Centocelle (CPPC), organized two days of itinerant walks in the co-district Rome South-East, joining the initiative of the European Heritage Days 2020. The initiative has been supported by LUISS-LabGov.City, OpenHeritage.eu, Fusolab 2.0 and the non-profit organizations “Hermes”, and it is part of the Horizon 2020 “OpenHeritage” project activites.

A view from the Archeological Park of Centocelle towards the Tower of San Giovanni

The “Cyclo-pedestrian itineraries in the Agro Romano at the origins of the Pratone di Torre Spaccata and the Archaeological Park of Centocelle” two-days route will offer to the participants the possibility to get to know new places and to discover the cultural heritage of the South-Eastern Rome co-district. The route stages will lead to the discovery of the ancient Agro Pontino path, among abandoned farmhouses, prairies rich in historical vestiges and archaeological heritage mostly still unknown, crossing parks and green corners manned by active citizens.

The first free guided tour will begin on September 26th at 10 a.m., starting from via Giuseppe Micheli and will take participants to the discovery of the Pratone di Torre Spaccata, the Sisenna-Romanisti Park, the Tower of San Giovanni, up to the Pratone and Parchetto della Cultura in via Rugantino where it will end at 12:30 p.m.

For the day of September 27th, the second free guided tour will take visitors to admire beautiful sunsets from the Park of Centocelle, during a cultural and educational walk full of historical and archaeological cues in order to spread the history and cultural heritage preserved by Park. The appointment is at 5 p.m. in via Casilina, 712 (in the parking area, near the fountain). The day will then end in a gathering of the participants at the Fusolab 2.0., giving them the chance to attend a free musical event during the evening and provided by the kermesse “Effimera”.

On both days there will be the chance to rent bikes to move from one place to another throughout the route.

However, due to unstable weather conditions or to safety reasons, the calendar of events and the possibility of renting a bike for the tours may be affected.

To participate in the initiatives on a single or both days each participant must complete a registration form provided at the following link https://form.jotform.com/202602840587051.

The use of face mask is required by all participants.

For further information on the initiative please contact info@cooperactiva.it or take a look at Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/770620890429426?event_time_id=770620890429426

For any other information on itineraries and the cultural-educational project organized by Co-Roma and its partners, please refer to the dedicated sections on the MiBACT website https://www.beniculturali.it/evento/itinerari-ciclopedonali-nellagro-romano-alle-origini-del-pratone-di-torre-spaccata-e-del-parco-archeologico-di-centocelle, as well as on the Council of Europe – Venice Office website https://www.coe.int/it/web/venice/lazio2.