Francesca Mazzotta
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Between nature and its products to entertain the little ones

If you grew up in Rome, you know that Capannelle is not just a neighborhood. It is the Hippodrome, the one with a capital H. Sort of like a birthmark, which immediately refers to that popular cult movie”Febbre da Cavallo” (lit. “Horse Fever”). Whoever chanced to pass by  Capannelle at least once in their life shouted “Daje Soldatino! Daje D’Artagnan! “.The Hippodrome in Capannelle has long been a meeting and gathering place, a location of many concerts and soon also the venue for Terra e Musica 2019, the new edition of the Primo Maggio Contadino (lit. May Day Farmer). From 9am to 8pm, farmers become chefs for a day, offering quality street food. Sautéed artichokes, grilled delights, freshly made mozzarella, lasagna, veg and vegetarian dishes, fava beans and pecorino cheese and much more farm food, accompanied by the best craft beers selected by Fustock brewery. There are also many events, tastings and various activities dedicated to children, such as the Arts & Crafts workshop for t-shirts, bags, cases and aprons. From 11am to 1pm and again from 2pm to 5pm you can also participate in the “baptism of the saddle” with a qualified instructor. As in any respectable May Day, there will also be live music with “Music a Km 0”, from 11am until sunset.

Click on here for more information and to download a free ticket valid for 2 people.

At Villa Mondragone, located in the heart of the Castelli Romani in Monte Porzio Catone, on May 4th and 5th, BOTANICAfolias returns, the Market Exhibition of unusual and rare plants and flowers. Numerous events will be dedicated to children designed and developed specifically by researchers at the Tor Vergata Botanical Garden, who have always paid particular attention to the education of children. There will be workshops to create seed bombs and to achieve colors starting from what you find in nature. You can observe nature very closely with the help of a stereomicroscope and you can visit the Villa both on the inside, where you can admire the wonderful Foucault Pendulum, and in the gardens, accompanied by qualified personnel who will respond with pleasure to any questions. Courses, conferences and tastings will complete the experience of a day spent immersed in history and nature.

For more information on schedules, costs and the program, visit the site.

The Cultural Association Cicero in Rome organizes for May 1st “Discovering the Via Appia Antica”, a cultural visit of the Archaeological Park of the ancient road with educational activities for children and their families. With over 2300 years of history, Appia Antica started from Porta Capena, near the Circus Maximus, to reach Capua and then Brindisi. Millions of people, animals and goods have traveled this path. But who was walking on this road? How was it built? How did it look to the wayfarers of the past? This and much more in the May 1st visit, from 3.30 pm to about 5.00 pm.

For more information, refer to the event page.



Francesca Mazzotta

Con una Laurea in Scienze Politiche, un Master in Business Administration e una carriera in ambito Finance e Insurance, Francesca Mazzotta ha una doppia vita. Fanatica di giochi da tavolo (il marito è autore di boardgame e cardgame, che testano assieme ai molti amici gamer), giochi di ruolo, videogiochi, libri per bambini, fumetti, film e cartoni animati, serie TV e più in generale tutto quello che riguarda la cosiddetta cultura POP, dopo il lavoro e le due figlie, le notti sono dedicate ai suoi mondi fantastici, persa in avventure terribili e meravigliose in luoghi lontani nel tempo e nello spazio. Dopo aver gestito per anni l'organizzazione della ludoteca GiocaRoma, ha scritto per e E’ fermamente convinta che il segreto di una vita felice stia nella capacità di conciliare il proprio percorso di crescita personale con la cura e la costante attenzione all'ascolto del proprio bambino interiore.


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