Testaccio District Rome (rione XX)

Testaccio is the name of Rome‘s 20th rione. It is one of the most important nighttime areas of the city. This has resulted in the area, originally a quartiere popolare (“people’s district” as called by the Romans themselves), being taken over by a wealthier, yuppie part of the population.

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Monte Testaccio Rome

Monte Testaccio is an artificial hill in Rome. It was formed between 140 B.C. and 250 A.D. from fragments of broken pottery, hailing from the millions of amphorae that were utilized in order to transport the goods that were unloaded in the river port along the Tiber. The pottery fragments were called testae in Latin, what led to the name Testaccio, now the neighbourhood’s name.

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