Some of the area immediately north of Rome’s city centre is taken up by its most central park, Villa Borghese, which serves as valuable outdoor space for both Romans and tourists as well as housing some of the city’s best museums. The neighbourhoods beyond, Flaminio and the other residential districts of north central Rome, were until recently not of much interest in themselves, but the Auditorium complex and the cutting-edge MAXXI have inspired fresh interest in the area.

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