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New Dates Added For Visits to Monte Testaccio

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Join me for exclusive visits to Monte Testaccio, an archeological site that is generally closed to the public. Composed of fragments of tens of millions of ancient terracotta amphorae, the site is a fascinating trash heap which testifies to the Roman appetite for imported oils during the Empire. We will begin our visit with some background of Testaccio, an area that was a hub of commercial activity in antiquity and during the industrial revolution and still clings to those traditions as the area becomes ever more gentrified. We will explore the concepts of ancient commerce and modern industrialization as we hike up to the top of Monte Testaccio for views over the old slaughterhouse, the Testaccio district and Ostiense’s industrial ruins.

Dates: May 26, 9:30am; June 9, 9:30am; July 8, 11:00am; July 19, 4:30pm.

Meeting point: Bar il Seme e La Foglia, Via Galvani 18 (Map).

Duration: The guided tour will last approximately 1.5 hours.

NB: Booking is obligatory and fees include a guided tour and admission fees. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a camera!

Monte Testaccio ShardMonte Testaccio PanoramaMonte Testaccio inscriptionMonte Testaccio Gazometro

2017-02-17T15:15:25+00:00 May 4th, 2015|Categories: Culture, Rome & Lazio, Travel|12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. […] By Katie […]

  2. Charlotte Barnes March 11, 2015 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    I would absolutely love to do this tour. Unfortunately we are arriving on evening of 26th April and will miss your tour in the morning. Would you be available to show two tourists around on Monday 27th April or 1st, 2nd, 3rd May by chance?

  3. […] By Katie […]

  4. Mr April 14, 2015 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Hello! I’m having trouble paying through paypal! Is it possible to pay on the day? Thank you!

    • Katie April 15, 2015 at 4:03 pm - Reply

      Hi Marta! All bookings must be made online for organizational purposes. Sometimes Eventbrite and Paypal dont get along. Perhaps try one more time and if that doesnt work you can write to info@parlafood.com and we can provide info on alternative payment methods

  5. […] next tour of Monte Testaccio will be on Rome’s 2,768th birthday on 21 […]

  6. Allan Shewchuk May 17, 2015 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Katie- what is that round thing with the Grecian mesh that looks like a Collisieum that is unfinisished?
    Mystery to me…..

  7. and another thing | rachel eats November 11, 2015 at 11:53 am - Reply

    […] amphoroa and then take in some mighty views of classical and equally fascinating industrial Rome. Katie Parla and Irene Ranaldi both lead excellent […]

  8. Ingrid C April 11, 2016 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Hi! I was fascinated with this tour and was wondering if you were hosting any tours in April 2016. I will be in Rome from the 23-29, and was hoping there could be something! Thanks 🙂

  9. […] there up until the third century.  To visit this historic site, you will need to schedule a guided tour, but it is worth it—if not for the interesting stories along the way then for the beautiful view […]

  10. […] there until the third century.  To visit this historic site, you will need to schedule a guided tour, but it is worth it—if not for the interesting stories along the way then for the beautiful view […]

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