The area came by its name because almost all the streets here are called after African countries. It is close to Villa Ada one of the largest parks in the city. The buildings are rather run-down five or six-storey blocks. The area is drab and unexciting, traffic is a nighmare, especially along Viale Libia. But if the traffic is bad the parking is even worse and here you can circle endlessly without finding a space unless you are lucky enough to live in a building with an underground garage. There is a good variety of small shops and covered markets. Its connected to the centre by several good bus routes and by the Fara Sabina- Fiumicino Airport train. The Salario, once an ancient Roman consular road, runs from Villa Borghese out to the Raccordo Anulare (the city's ring road) and then the A1 motorway. You will find many examples of the Italian Liberty-style architecture in the so-called Copped area at the beginning of Via Salaria. Those who live along the Salaria can make the most of Villa Ada, one of the biggest parks to the north of the city, and there are several smaller parks, such as Villa Chigi, scattered throughout the area. There is good shopping near Piazza Fiume and at the beginning of Via Salaria. Traffic is the main problem, especially along Via Panama, Corso Trieste and Viale Libia. However public transport is good, with trams along Viale Liegi and Viale Regina Margherita. The Salaria is also on the new train connection that runs from Fara Sabina to Fiumicino airport ever 15 minutes.