Rome: Ostiense is one of Europe's coolest quarters

Feb 13, 2020 234

Rome's Ostiense district, south of the city centre, has been included among a list of "10 of the coolest neighbourhoods in Europe" by British newspaper The Guardian. The guide says that Ostiense "has shaken off its industrial past to become a bastion of new restaurants, street art and bars", noting the area's large student population, reasonable rents, metro station, good food and historic sites.

Among the landmarks mentioned is Centrale Montermartini, a fomer power plant and today one of Rome's most off-the-radar museums, highlighted for its "jarring juxtaposition" of classical statues displayed among defunct engines and turbines.

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SOURCE: https://www.wantedinrome.com

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