Veracious neighborhood of the Capital
Between the Aurelian Walls, the Tiber and Via Marmorata extends a district of timeless charm: the Testaccio. Central and very convenient to visit Rome, served both by metro B and by trams and buses, this historic district contains the essence of the popular soul of the Capital.
Its name comes from the so-called “Monte dei Cocci”, Mons Testaceus, around which an artificial hill 35 meters high develops. It was born from the set of pieces, head in Latin, amphorae and debris, accumulated over the centuries near the port of the Emporio di Ripa Grande, a transport site active since Roman times.
The Testaccio is, today, a dynamic neighborhood, full of bars and clubs, housed in caves once used as warehouses. Above all, the trattorias attract tourists, with traditional, innovative dishes and specialties based on offal, a clear reference to the former slaughterhouse in the area, now home to a section of the Museum of Contemporary Art MACRO and the architecture department of the University of Roma Tre.
Do not miss the Pyramid Cestia, a Roman funerary monument in Egyptian style of the first century BC, which in its large garden houses the oldest feline colony in Rome, and the Testaccio Market, with its 100 food banks.