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Foro Italico

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Foro Italico

133 Reviews
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Paul Legate wrote a review Jan 2021
St Ives, United Kingdom16 655 contributions33 356 helpful votes
Foro Italico is a huge expanse of green space on the seafront in the Kalsa District of the city. The seafront was commissioned by the Viceroy Marco Antonio Colonna in 1582 and was enlarged in 1734. The whole area was destroyed in World War II and it was not until the late 1990’s that a redevelopment plan was created for the waterfront area. Foro Italico is a relatively peaceful area compared to the chaos of the city. I visited in late July 2020 when it was mostly deserted and I enjoyed my time there.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Tuscan Tennis Holidays wrote a review May 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom277 contributions17 helpful votes
The setting of the Rome Masters, the famous tennis tournament, attracts the best players from around the world.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Mari T wrote a review Nov 2019
Almaty, Kazakhstan491 contributions139 helpful votes
Do not miss this place when you are in Palermo. One of the best parts of the city where you can have a good walk enjoying wonderful seaviews.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Anfrist wrote a review Sep 2018
Bucharest, Romania4 284 contributions329 helpful votes
Small park towards sea front, where people were playing football on Sunday afternoon. We used it to get back to the city, it's mainly just a large grassy field.
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Date of experience: September 2018
Dan L wrote a review Jul 2018
Bunbury, Australia4 597 contributions969 helpful votes
This is a wide grassed area between the seawall and Foro Italico Umberto 1 with a variety of trees, assorted statues and seating, and a cycle path near the sea. It is irrigated but maybe the water had been turned off during the winter and early spring as the grass looked distressed in many areas. In early May, like other city parks and gardens, it seemed to be awakening from hibernation. It dates to 1582 when Viceroy Marcantonio II Colonna authorised the creation a walking path along the coast. I bet the area was maintained to a higher standard for the aristocrats of the city.
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Date of experience: May 2018