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Ostiense, Rome

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Ostiense is a quarter in the south metropolitan area of Rome, Italy. It comprises the area near the Via Ostiense from the Porta San Paolo to the Magliana Viaduct. Its official boundaries include the neighborhood of Garbatella. The original name of the Porta San Paolo, a gate in the city walls of Rome, was Porta Ostiensis, because it was located at the beginning of Via Ostiensis. It now houses the Via Ostiense Museum.Ostiense was an industrial area in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Remnants of that era include a prominent gasometer and the Centrale Montemartini (a former power station now housing part of the Capitoline Museum's collection of classical sculpture).The landmarks in the quarter include the Centrale Montemartini and the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls.Other landmarks include the Roma Ostiense railway station and most of the University of Rome III campus.The railway station is home to the Italian railway company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori. It is the city's main hub and home to Italian food market chain Eataly, world's biggest store.
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  • This is not just a review, it's also a bitter cry. Rome, the oldest inhabited city in the world, in all its neighborhoods suffers from an immoral abandonment. This morning, with my husband we went to the Ostiense: a neighborhood also celebrated in famous movies. The Tiber creeps between the houses, the gasometer rules and... bags of garbage abandoned without modesty are the master. Where are the services we pay handsomely? Sure, it's litter left by uncivilized, but how long do I have to soften poor Tiber??!! Please, dear readers, photographing this indecency is an obligation: do it in many. Thank you.
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  • The Ostiense district is living a second life thanks to many new locals and some examples of street art not to be missed. Beautiful Hunting Pollution by Iena Cruz, which characterizes a generally very busy intersection. The paint is eating smog. when beauty becomes useful. In a path dedicated to street art is absolutely to be included.
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  • I suppose, for most of us, Rome is largely about glories of the past, whether it be the crumbling remnants of the Empire, the mediaeval splendour of the Centro Storico or the propagandist drama of the...  more »
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