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Via del Porto Fluviale takes its name from the historic Harbour (or "Emporium") that stood on the banks of the River Tiber and was the epicentre of the Imperial Roman commercial trade.

 

The entire neighbourhood retains its charm thanks to the numerous expressions of industrial archeology, such as the ancient Montemartini Power Station, the Mattatoio (Slaughterhouse) and the Ex Mercati Generali, the former traditional Italian market place (which is currently being redeveloped by the world renowned architecture and urban planning studio OMA). Among these the Gasometer, also called the "Colosseum of steel", is its undisputed protagonist. One of its suggestive panoramas can be admired from our terrace, which not surprisingly, has been chosen as the film set of the famous film "The Ignorant Fairies" by Ferzan Özpetek.

 

Street artists have also contributed to the image of the area, by giving thinking to give a touch of colour with their bright murals, which are easily discoverable just by wiggling your way through the streets, nose up in the air. 

 

For gastronomy lovers, there is a wide choice of great restaurants that are just walking distance away. Among the best, are Porto Fluviale (900 square meters of Pizzeria, Trattoria and Bar), the Dogana (the largest oriental restaurant in Italy) and the internationality renowned Eataly.

 

 

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