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The Testaccina project was born  in March 2013, when I broke a bone in my foot and couldn’t walk for a month. I had already been living in Rome, Italy for about ten years at that time, working as a business journalist. My job involved editing an international investment journal about real estate projects all…

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Planning a Picnic, Roman Style

It’s technically the perfect time of year for a picnic. Rome’s weather tends to get it “just right” in the late spring, achieving that rare temperature which makes sitting in the sun bearable and lying in the shade a pleasure. If you were in the capital in recent weeks, you might have found yourself dodging…

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Review of Gazometro38, a bar and restaurant specialising in gourmet pizzas and cocktails in Rome's Ostiense district, offering aperitivo and lunch options as well.

Rome restaurants: Gazometro38, gourmet pizza and cocktails in hip Ostiense

Gazometro38 review Gazometro38 is a bar and restaurant specialising in gourmet pizzas and cocktails, but also offering surprising depth across a menu which changes every four months, to take advantage of seasonal ingredients and add tasty new options for regular customers. Located in a former industrial space on Rome’s via del Gazometro, in the city’s…

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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 Arrows on streets that went in a certain direction have been superseded by new one way signs and thwarted by no entry discs.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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A wandering fountain and the market that moved

There’s a big hole in the ground where Testaccio’s market used to be. The market has in fact been physically moved, picked up and dropped about 200 metres away, into a purpose built space near Monte dei Cocci. I’ll blog about the new market another day. Today I walked through piazza Testaccio and marvelled at…

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