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Ostiense, Rome

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Ostiense is a quarter in the south metropolitan area of Rome, Italy. It comprises the area near the Via Ostiense from the Porta San Paolo to the Magliana Viaduct. Its official boundaries include the neighborhood of Garbatella. The original name of the Porta San Paolo, a gate in the city walls of Rome, was Porta Ostiensis, because it was located at the beginning of Via Ostiensis. It now houses the Via Ostiense Museum.Ostiense was an industrial area in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Remnants of that era include a prominent gasometer and the Centrale Montemartini (a former power station now housing part of the Capitoline Museum's collection of classical sculpture).The landmarks in the quarter include the Centrale Montemartini and the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls.Other landmarks include the Roma Ostiense railway station and most of the University of Rome III campus.The railway station is home to the Italian railway company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori. It is the city's main hub and home to Italian food market chain Eataly, world's biggest store.
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  • I suppose, for most of us, Rome is largely about glories of the past, whether it be the crumbling remnants of the Empire, the mediaeval splendour of the Centro Storico or the propagandist drama of...  more »
  • The area is known for graffiti murals and bars/nightclubs. Even though some of the buildings are run down i felt quite safe there. You can reach it by the metro station Piramide. It has also some...  more »

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