This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Eur Fermi.
Eur Fermi is a district in the south of Rome, Italy. It is south of the city centre by twenty to thirty minutes (by metro). The EUR Fermi stop is near the EUR Palasport stop on the B Line metro; you can get here from Rome’s Termini station.
The name EUR originally meant Esposizione Universale di Roma, because the district was constructed to host the international expo, but war intervened and the expo was never held. Post-war, with Fascism and Mussolini both ousted, Romans finished building but turned it into the financial district. There are several significant historical attractions here.
Hostel accommodation in the EUR is easy to find, but if you’re planning on spending your time in Rome exploring the old city, then booking a hostel in EUR might not be practical. Stay here if you want to visit the local attractions, like the city walls, the catacombs, or the Museo della Civilta Romana. There’s plenty to do and see here, and your hostel will be able to arrange tours or book tickets to most attractions for you.
If you enjoy architectural attractions (of which Rome has many!), you shouldn’t miss San Paolo Fuori le Mura, or St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, an ancient cathedral which survived a catastrophic fire in 1823 and was rebuilt to exact specifications. The cloisters are original and well worth looking at.
The highlight of the EUR district for many is the Appian Way. The Via Appia was constructed around 300 BCE as a road for troops and military equipment from Rome to Brindisi in southern Italy. Of the many stops along the road, the most notable are The Museum of the Walls in San Sebastiano, the catacombs (several different ones), the Circus of Maxentius, and the Villa dei Quintili. It is recommended to bicycle the Appian Way if you plan on going much further than outside the city.
Written by local enthusiast for Eur Fermi hostelsJakob Lombardi