March marks the beginning of the spring and the setting of the summer time that gives us one more sunlight hour everyday. But in Rome it is also the time of the cherry-trees blossoming.
Indeed, at the end of March at the Parco del Lago in EUR the blossoming of the Sakura, the Japanese cherry-trees, begins. The 2500 trees have been given to Rome from Tokyo on the occasion of the inauguration of the Passeggiata del Giappone in 1959. Recently, the web has even created an online petition asking for more trees to be planted.
During this open-air festival the blossoming of the trees is celebrated like in Japan. The Parco del Lago in EUR is a public garden that can be entered any time of the day without paying any entrance-tickets. During the blossoming time of the cherry-trees, an event that still keeps the original name “Hanami”, people usually go to the park and picnic. In Japan according to the tradition people usually picnic on blue towels and wear the traditional Kimono or Yukata.
In Rome it is a real “Hanami-mania”.
Therefore, we suggest you to participate (the park can be easily reached via metro B, EUR Palasport stop) and to buy a take-way lunch in one of our restaurants in partnership: with €5 you will get a sandwich, a soft-drink, and a treat.