Tag: lungotevere

Testaccio and the electronic policemen

Something strange has been happening in Testaccio in recent weeks. Pavements have been mysteriously widened; lanes have shrunk. Arrows on streets that went in a certain direction have been superseded by new one way signs and thwarted by no entry discs. Then there are the huge, grey stalks that have mushroomed overnight on certain corners……

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The world beyond the river wall

For most, the Lungotevere is just the western border of Testaccio, a busy road flanked by a cracked pavement that runs the length of the river wall. Beyond that, there is only a sparse canopy of trees on a steep slope and the fast running Tiber. The Tevere is tobacco-coloured in the winter, carrying debris…

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