Testaccio (Rione)

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Location of Testaccio (Rione) in Rome
Testaccio coat of arms

Testaccio is the XX. Rione (district) and Zona urbanistica 1D of the Municipio Roma I in Rome . It got its name from Monte Testaccio , an artificial hill that was created in ancient times as a shard dump for the non-reusable oil amphorae from the Roman provinces that were unloaded in the nearby Tiber port .


The district was detached from the Rione Ripa in 1921 . In 1975 the slaughterhouse, which took up a large part of the area, was closed. Since then, numerous cultural institutions have been built on the site, for example the municipal museum for contemporary art MACRO has set up a branch here, the MACRO Testaccio.

coat of arms

The coat of arms represents an ancient amphora.

Web links

Commons : Rione XX - Testaccio  - Collection of images, videos and audio files