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Testaccio Market

Testaccio Market
Testaccio Market
more than a simply market
Testaccio Market
Testaccio Market

100 stands, 100 stories, 1000 products: the Testaccio Market is much more than just a market. Built in one of the most historic Roman districts, between Via Beniamino Franklin, Via Alessandro Volta, Via Aldo Manuzio, and Via Lorenzo Ghiberti, the new structure has definitively replaced the old market, the one that once stood on what is now Piazza Testaccio.

With its modern lines that rise upwards, the glass and steel structure that lets in light patches of light inside, the new market fits perfectly into an area where the old taverns and the old post-industrial structures are making way for the modern: new uses, modernizations made with an eye to the needs of the residents but also to new attractions able to make the ancient Rione a point of interest not only for the history that made it famous, but also for the new.

With small shops, studies of musicians and artists, modern and open-air museums able to host some of the most interesting festivals in the capital, Testaccio has established itself in recent years as a reference point for contemporary art, street art, murals, new spaces for creatives, trends in street food.

It is in the New Market of Testaccio that Alice Pasquini, one of the most famous Roman street artists, has created a mural that portrays the love between two women: the visual work celebrates the world day of kindness by communicating a message of union and integration. #KindComments wants to encourage passers-by and Instagram users in general (platform on which the initiative was launched) to the use of kindness and inclusion, promoting positive behavior against hate speech.

Today, veteran benches alternate with the most innovative proposals: from original and unique raw materials, to furnishing accessories, vintage accessories and antique manufactures, from Mexican and Japanese street food to Roman, but also original stalls offering alternative methods for the collection and recycling of plastic.

100 banks, 100 stories, 1000 products: the Testaccio Market is much more than just a market. Built in one of the most historic Roman districts, between Via Beniamino Franklin, Via Alessandro Volta, Via Aldo Manuzio, and Via Lorenzo Ghiberti, the new structure has definitively replaced the old market, the one that once stood on what is now Piazza Testaccio. With its modern lines that rise upwards, the glass and steel structure that lets in light patches of light inside, the new market fits perfectly into an area where the old taverns and the old post-industrial structures are making way for the modern: new uses, modernizations made with an eye to the needs of the residents but also to new attractions able to make the ancient Rione a point of interest not only for the history that made it famous, but also for the new. With small shops, studies of musicians and artists, modern and open-air museums able to host some of the most interesting festivals in the capital, Testaccio has established itself in recent years as a reference point for contemporary art, street art , murals, new spaces for creatives, trends in street food. It is in the New Market of Testaccio that Alice Pasquini, one of the most famous Roman street artists, has created a mural that portrays the love between two women: the visual work celebrates the world day of kindness by communicating a message of union and integration. #KindComments wants to encourage passers-by and Instagram users in general (platform on which the initiative was launched) to the use of kindness and inclusion, promoting positive behavior against hate speech. Today, veteran benches alternate with the most innovative proposals: from original and unique raw materials, to furnishing accessories, vintage accessories and antique manufactures, from Mexican and Japanese street food to Roman, but also original stalls offering alternative methods for the collection and recycling of plasitca.
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