Your travel guide to EUR
EUR, the common nickname for the neighborhood called Esposizione Universale Roma, is located just to the south of Rome's city center. It was built in the 1930s and intended to be the site of the World's Fair. Today, it is a district full of residential homes, Rome accommodation and business. However, there are some attractions that make it a worthwhile stop while you travel through Rome. EUR hotels are available for those who want a place to stay that's quieter than the city center.
Top Attractions in EUR
The symbol of the EUR neighborhood is the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, commonly called the Square Colosseum. Other architectural stops to include during your tour through South Rome include the Abbey of the Three Fountains, a 19th century basilica called San Paolo fuori le Mura and San Sebastiano. EUR is also home to various Roman restaurants that serve the traditional thin-crust Roman pizza. Several EUR hotels are within walking distance of these major attractions.
Transport in Southern Rome
Getting to the EUR hotels in Southern Rome is quite easy thanks to the Metro Line B. You can get off at the EUR Fermi station or the nearby Basilica of San Paolo station that is in the St. Paul's neighborhood. Buses are available but often unreliable. If you want to retrace the Appian Way, rent a bicycle in Rome in order to see Southern Rome from a different perspective.
Insider Advice About EUR
The Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, found in EUR, is a major landmark. However, few people ever get to see the impressive sculptures that make up part of the Roman structure. Spot all 42 sculptures, each of which represent a part of the the workforce. You might also want to visit the planetarium, which is an infrequently-visited part of the Museo della Civilta Romana. Also worth noting is the fact that nearly all of the museums and galleries in EUR and most of Southern Rome will be closed on Mondays.