Two places in Rome often wrongly considered of little interest, but which actually offer extremely valuable insights with which to get to know the city are the EUR district and Ostia.
First is the EUR district, the district commissioned by Mussolini and planned as the venue for the 1942 Esposizione Universale di Roma ‒ the World’s Fair in Rome, after which the area is named ‒ to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the March on Rome, although the event never took place. Its large avenues, imposing white buildings and the lake make this district an ideal place for both adults and children.
Art and culture are never very far away in Rome, and the EUR district is no exception with the Museum of Roman Civilization (Museo della Civiltà Romana) in which to spend an enjoyable morning. The building itself and the collection it houses will lead you to discover the secrets of Ancient Rome. Once inside, sit back in the comfortable seats of the planetarium and an astronomer will help you experience “stellar” adventures. By booking ahead children can also attend special shows on Saturdays and Sundays when Mr. Stellarium will take them on a mission to discover the sky and all its secrets!
Not far from here, on Viale Europa, is another less visited museum, the Museum of Post and Telecommunications (Museo Storico delle Poste e delle Telecomunicazioni), a collection of historic material and equipment relating to the telegraph that retraces the evolution of the postal service. Booking is essential.
Also in this area the Luigi Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography (Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico Luigi Pigorini) will take you back to prehistoric times, while in the National Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions (Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari) you can enjoy displays of costumes, objects and musical instruments from throughout Italy from the 16th to the 20th centuries.