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VISITING THE MAUSOLEUM OF SANTA COSTANZA
This little oasis never gets a mention when people talk about places to visit in Rome. It's not an obvious one but if you are staying in Rome for longer than 4 days and you're here in the warm weather this could be a delightful distraction for a morning or afternoon.
It's located in a residential area of the city, which tourists barely venture into, but it has a very pleasant atmosphere, very green, quiet and has some delicious pastry shops, gorgeous clothes shops as well as a tiny ice-cream shop selling unusual flavours!
We decided to renew our acquaintance with this area last Spring. We loved the wall plaques which people ask the church to put up in thanks for prayers that have been answered - there's a lot of gratitude on that wall. The heart-shaped one is very sweet.
The Mausoleum complex is located on Via Nomentana 349, which is an arterial road leading out of Rome to the north east in the Trieste district. You need to get off at Metro stop Annibaliano or bus stop Nomentana/S. Agnese. Journey time approx 15 mins.
Metro line B from Termini to Metro stop Annibaliano (4th stop) - see the last 3 photos showing this new(ish) metro station. Notice how the modern building seems to reflect the ancient one - Basilica Costantiniana, 4th c. AD - in the background.
Buses from Termini 90 (8 stops), 82, 60 (a faster express bus).
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