Here is another historic area of Rome: Testaccio.
The Testaccio, is located south of the Aventino hill, another essential goal, and is very characteristic, having retained its popular spirit, almost a village within the city!
The name Testaccio derives from the Latin word testae, meaning “piece”(fragment of a broken vase head-shaped ).
The Testaccio perches on a mountain of “pieces” of broken amphorae, some 25 million amphorae, dating back to 140 AD!
Right here, at MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art Rome can not miss the exhibition of Steve McCurry, one of the greatest masters of photography of our century.[youtube:http://youtu.be/EC6b6X-Tf_E%5D
200 photos, his photos, made in Burma, Tibet, Thailand, as the famous portrait of the Afghan girl, is exhibited also a selection of his “Italian pictures,” a magnificent tribute to Italy in the year that celebrates its 150 years!
The exhibition is a journey into the human being, who, in spite of the different customs, traditions, history, has, in every continent, always the same needs, fears and emotions!
MACRO Testaccio, The Pelanda, Rome
Piazza Orazio Giustiniani 4
Tuesday to Friday from 15.00 to 23.00
Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 11.00 to 23.00.
Closed on Mondays
INFO: +39 06 6710 7040 0
Ticket: 10 euros