Cipro (Rome Metro)

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Cipro
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The atrium of Cipro station: the showcase with the archeological finds is visible near the centre of the image
Station statistics
Coordinates 41°54′27″N 12°26′51″E / 41.90750°N 12.44750°E / 41.90750; 12.44750Coordinates: 41°54′27″N 12°26′51″E / 41.90750°N 12.44750°E / 41.90750; 12.44750
Structure type Underground
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1999
Owned by Atac di Roma
Services
Preceding station   Rome Metro   Following station
toward Battistini
Line A
toward Anagnina

Cipro (formerly, Cipro - Musei Vaticani) is an underground station on Line A of the Rome Metro, inaugurated in 1999. The station is situated between via Cipro and via Angelo Emo.

The name of the station, meaning Cyprus, comes from the name of the street it opens on: The names of several streets in the area remember places and people related to the history of the Republic of Venice and other Repubbliche Marinare.

In the open-air atrium below street level, some archeological finds, found in 1993/94 during the digging of the Ottaviano-Battistini section of Line A, are exhibited. They include a 3rd-century CE sarcophagus in Carrara marble, a funerary ash urn, and some inscriptions; in the neighbourhood, which in ancient times was out of Rome proper, there was a large burial ground, on both sides of Via Triumphalis.

In 1991, the municipality of Rome planned to call the station Mosca (Moscow).[1] To reciprocate, a Moscow Metro station was named Rimskaya (Roman).[1]

Services[edit]

This station has:

  • Access Access for the disabled
  • Park and Ride 277 Park and Ride spaces
  • elevators Elevators
  • Escalators Escalators
  • Buses Bus terminus

Located Nearby[edit]

  • Musei Vaticani
  • Piazzale degli Eroi
  • Mercato Trionfale
  • Ospedale Oftalmico

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Metropolitana di Roma linea A - Cipro at Wikimedia Commons