This semi-central residential neighborhood in the north of of the city may surprise you. Leafy green spaces, a more polished feel and bordering with the centre, it offers worthwhile attractions of its own. It represents an ideal option if you’re looking to a more relaxed stay and is home to embassies and adjacent to Rome’s university. The close-by commercial area around Piazza Bologna also has a metro station .
Getting to Nomentana
From Fiumicino Airport: You can catch a train and arrive at either Termini train station or Tiburtina train station. Both have bus lines and/or metro running to the Nomentana district. For details on trains from Fiumicino Airport to city center, please see Getting from Fiumicino Airport to Rome.
From Termini Station: Bus line 90 to Via Nomentana or metro line B directly to Piazza Bologna.
From Tiburtina Station: Various bus lines running to Nomentana and Piazza Bologna area: 168, 62, 309. Also from Tiburtina station, metro line B goes to Piazza Bologna.
Nometana Must Sees
Villa Torlonia, the smallest of Roman parks, and once Mussolini’s residence, currently encloses a refined restaurant, three museums, playground, children’s technological museum, Jewish catacombs, and carefully landscaped grounds.
The Early Christian monumental complex of S.Agnese and Santa Costanza: catacombs, stunning mosaics and archeological excavations make for a fascinating visit.
Hotel Principe Torlonia is located on a quiet side street and has a beautiful private garden. Breakfast is served in a lounge overlooking the garden.
Quo Vadis Inn is a welcoming bed and breakfast with friendly owners and an elegant modern decor.
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Eating in Nometana area
A popular family-owned restauranti close to Piazza Bologna is Da Enrico, the menu features Italian cuisine and is not pricey, you could also venture further away to neighboring San Lorenzo student neighborhood for the evening and try Formula Uno: it offers tasty pizzas and a boisterous atmosphere. The area also has a Japanese restaurant and a couple of kosher eateries. Don’t overlook Mizzica, the traditional Sicilian fare served at lunch is delicious and can be eaten standing or as takeaway.
If you prefer to shop and are staying a while longer, the area is very well served by a large Carrefour supermarket, you can also try Punto supermarket on Piazza Bologna 30.
- Da Enrico, Via Michele di Lando 28
- Mizzica, Via Catanzaro 30
- Formula Uno, Via degli Equi 13
Please note that most restaurants are closed on Mondays.
- Carrefour, Viale XXI Aprile 23,
- Punto, Piazza Bologna 60,
Difference between Nomentana and Nomentano:
Nomentana refers to the Via Nomentana = Nomentana Street
Nomentano refers to the area around the Via Nomentana.= Nomentano District
It’s to the north-east of the city centre.