Testaccio

 

Friday afternoon on a plaza of a working class neighborhood in Rome. The recorded history of Testaccio goes back to 2BC.  On the south side of Rome, early on it was a place to store discarded remnants from imports. In the nineteenth century it was industrial and lacked adequate sanitation, electricity, and water. Living conditions were abhorrent.

During the 20 century fascist regime of Mussolini, it became the home of middle class office workers.

Today it is becoming gentrified. Attracting a few tourists it is still untouched by crowds of people, and retains a pure Italian culture, and lifestyle.

In this neighborhood are the non catholic Cemetery, and the Faculty of Architecture of Roma Tre.