Tag: macro

PREVIEW: Testaccio’s gentrification in pictures, a new exhibition from local sociologist Irene Ranaldi

This Wednesday in Testaccio, sociologist and writer Irene Ranaldi launches her photographic exhibition telling the history of the area in images and icons. Hosted by café bar “Il caffè del Seme e la Foglia”, the show comprises photos taken between 1990 and 2000, some representing classic visions of Testaccio’s past, others providing a surprising or…

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PREVIEW: Testaccio’s Imperial Beer Party

After the raucous, joyful and messy success of Testaccio’s Spring Beer Festival, this week the former slaughterhouse complex welcomes a second round of beer fest. The organisers are the same, with foodie association Terra e Sapori,  Beer Style Beer shop, Beerbaccione Beer Shop and Arrosticini Tornese  bringing together some of the best craft beer makers in…

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Sunday at Testaccio’s Spring Beer Festival

You still have one more day to make the most of Testaccio’s Spring Beer Festival.  Last night U2 cover band The One wowed the crowds with their impeccable Irish rock and the stands were full of good natured beer drinkers. There’s still a chance to sample cheese, cold cuts and beer at a series of…

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UPDATE: Testaccio’s Spring Beer Festival – workshops, breweries, music and more!

The opening on Thursday of Testaccio’s Spring Beer Festival has got us foaming at the mouth… so here’s the full programme of events. Remember, it’s free to get in! Brewers Over 15 Italian brewers and a few important international names will be present at the four day beer festival. From Italy, look out for Birrificio Emiliano,…

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PREVIEW: Spring Beer Festival, Testaccio

The popularity of artisanal beers has grown rapidly in Italy over the past decade, and while there are great breweries located all over the country, Rome has become something of a melting pot for real ale enthusiasts. Every month, new beer stores pop up in the city and beer-tasting events, led by legendary drinking establishments…

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PREVIEW: Extra Large, MACRO Testaccio

For a few months, the oversized art installation “Big Bambu” has been towering above MACRO Testaccio, the contemporary art museum and exhibition space in the district’s former slaughter-house. Created by two American artists – and twins – Mike and Doug Starn, the 25 metre-high structure of interlocking bamboo canes (which can be freely climbed by…

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