Rome's Planetarium moves to Ex Dogana

Planetarium leaves Villa Torlonia for temporary home in S. Lorenzo.

Rome's Planetarium reopened in a new interim base at the Ex Dogana (former custom house) in the capital's S. Lorenzo district on 4 July.

The Planetarium, which offers visitors a high-tech astronomical experience, leaves behind its smaller temporary premises at Technotown in Rome's Villa Torlonia complex.

The new facility will be housed at the Ex Dogana until the original Planetarium reopens at the Museo della Civiltà Romana – currently undergoing refurbishment – in the southern EUR suburb of Rome.

The museum, along with the Planetarium, closed about three years ago and is expected to reopen in 2019.

Until then the Ex Dogana will host the Planetarium, including its theatre inside a 12-m wide dome, offering a programme of astronomical shows, conferences, events and observations of the stars.

For full details including opening times, see city website.

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