Valle Murcia (Via di Valle Murcia)

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Valle Murcia (Via di Valle Murcia)

Valley Murcia is entire zone between the Palatine and Aventine Hill, one part of which, on the slopes of Aventine, was named Roseto di Roma (Garden of Roses). It was built on the site of the old Jewish cemetery, that was begun here in 1645 by initiative of Israel Organization of Death and Charity, to substitute the cemetery in zone of Porta Portese, suppressed because of the construction of the Urban VIII's walls.

Walk up Via Circo Massimo to Piazzale Ugo La Malfa and then turn into Via di Valle Murcia. Have a peek at Rome’s municipal rose garden on each side of the street. The upper garden houses the collection, whereas the lower garden is where the international rose trials take place every year in May, and where you can see the roses of the future.

The cemetery on the Aventine stopped its functions in 1894. The cypresses on the panoramic square Piazzale Romolo e Remo belonged to the cemetery. In Roseto di Rome are cultivated nearly 5,000 plants of roses of various kinds, and an international contest of the new sorts of this flower takes place here every year. On the Piazzale Romolo e Remo a Monument to Mazzini, by Ettore Ferrari, stands. It was unveiled in 1949, on the 100th anniversary of Roman Republic.

Actually, a first arrangement of Valle Murcia – Murcia was, according to the tradition, the valley’s tutelary deity – it goes back to the age of the Tarquini and it can be connected to the construction of a sewer which permitted the drainage of the whole area and to regularize the ground.

The Roseto (Municipal Rose Garden on Via di Valle Murcia on the Aventine) is open for several months during the year, from the middle of April to June and in October for the "reflowering" of the roses. May is the best period for viewing the roses. Guided tours, which are free of charge, are arranged during opening times, both for groups and individuals.

Valle Murcia (Via del Circo Massimo)
00153, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Ripa (Circo Massimo - Bocca Verità - Aventino) (Roma centro)
Valle Murcia (Via di Valle Murcia) is Shown By "Map K Zone" As "52"
Bus: 3, 60, 81, 160, 204, 628, 715, 175.
Metro: Line B (Circo Massimo)

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