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Testaccio is the name of the twentieth district of Rome. The name comes from the so-called "mount" (Mons Testaceus): 35 meters of fragments of pottery (testae, in Latin), and various debris, accumulated over the centuries as remainders of the transport heading to the port of Ripa Grande (Emporium).<BR><BR>The Emporio port worked since Roman times, and was the landing point of goods and raw materials (primarily marble, grain, wine) that arrived by sea from the port of Ostia, went up the river on barges hauled in by buffaloes which in 1842 were replaced by steam trailers.<BR>Over the centuries, the shards of amphorae, which were used to contain wheat and liquid foods during transport, accumulated in a hill, hence the name - ancient - of Monte Testaccio or Shards Mount (“Monte dei cocci”), an...
Testaccio house is situated in the centre Rome very close to the Bocca della Verità, Circo Massimo, Colosseo, Fori Imperiali, Piazza Venezia (historical centre). Ideally located.
In the other side of Tevere (Tiber) there's the famous district of Trastevere full of tradition, colours, music and typical restaurants, and on Sunday there is the famous Porta Portese market, the biggest of Italy.
Testaccio is famous for night life, pubs, discos, restaurants, wine locals (Il Bucatino, Lo Scopettaro, Da Felice, Oio a casa mia, Agustarello, da Checchino, La Torricella, Osteria bottiglieria, Osteria degli Amici, da Remo, Nuovo Mondo Via Vespucci, Antico Forno