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Rome Commonwealth War Cemetery, Testaccio

Commonwealth Cemetery Rome: The 426 graves in Testaccio’s forgotten cemetery

There’s a famous cemetery near Piramide – the non-Catholic cemetery – where everyone goes to visit the graves of Shelley and Keats. But today I want to talk about Testaccio’s other cemetery, the one no-one talks about. Rome’s Commonwealth War Cemetery, on the other side of Via Nicola Zabaglia. Unlike its popular neighbour, whose distinct…

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Adolf Hitler’s Testaccio

    As I was walking down Adolf Hitler Street on the edge of Testaccio the other day, it got me thinking about how times have changed. Via A. Hitler, a long, wide avenue which joins Porta San Paolo with Stazione Ostiense, was built in 1938 by Mussolini on the occasion of the Führer’s visit…

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