A pleasant district with three to four-storey apartment buildings. Situated between the historic centre and Corso Francia it has become an important cultural centre of the city, thanks to the Auditorium Parco della Musica and the MAXXI contemporary art museum. It is also home to Flaminio stadium, currently no longer in use, and is just across the Tiber from the main football stadium, the Olimpico. There are parks and tree-lined streets and public transport is good. It's not the best shopping area in town, but you will find everything you need.
THINGS TO SEE
Auditorium Parco Della Musica
The city’s main auditorium is a large multi-use complex dedicated primarily to music but also art, cinema, dance, festivals and literature. It was designed by noted Italian architect Renzo Piano and opened in 2002. Its halls host classical concerts throughout the year while in the summer there are open-air gigs in its Cavea arena. Its gardens are used for horticulture and food festivals. The auditorium is also the base of the annual Rome Film Fest.
The MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo is a national museum dedicated to the 21st-century arts. It offers cutting-edge exhibitions by leading Italian and international artists as well as a programme of events throughout the year. This multidisciplinary space was designed by IraqiBritish architect Zaha Hadid out of an old military barracks and was opened in 2010. It is committed to experimentation and innovation in the arts and architecture.
This ancient bridge across the Tiber, connecting Piazzale Cardinal Consalvi to the square of Ponte Milvio, dates back the Roman empire. The original Ponte Milvio was built in 206 BC but was demolished to make way for a new bridge in 115 AD. Much of the current structure dates from that time. It is best-known as the scene of the battle between Roman emperors Constantine and Maxentius in the year 312. The bridge was modified over the centuries, most recently after damage caused by Garibaldi’s troops in 1849.
The Olympic Village was built specially for the 1960 Summer Olympic Games in Rome and is situated on the other side of the Tiber from the Foro Italico sports complex. Two-storey buildings on stilts were constructed on the site which then languished for several decades but has now become fashionable. The Flaminio stadium is nearby and traces of the 1960 Olympics are evident throughout the district.