Visit Italy’s Oldest Theme Park


After eight years, the park that's perfect for children of all ages has just reopened to the public.

This article, written by  PJ Cunningham, appears on Lonely Planet.

Italy’s oldest theme park reopens after being derelict for eight years

Italy’s oldest fairground attraction, the Luneur Theme Park in Rome reopened this week to local fanfare and with a fresh makeover after lying idle since 2008.

The playground was a Roman favourite during its previous life spanning 54 years and was sadly missed when it closed eight years ago due to financial and legal problems. The Local reports that the new version Luneur – which is called after the EUR district of Rome where it is located – will particularly focus on catering for youngsters up to 13 years of age.

Featuring an interactive game called ‘The Elven Path,’ a Wizard of Oz-inspired yellow brick maze and children’s perennial favourites – dodgems, the theme park aims to replicate the unique flavour for which it was famous in the past. Read more at Lonely Planet…

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