Testaccio

" For peace and quiet, come to Testaccio. You can enjoy typical Roman food here, and there's even a pyramid. "

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The working-class Testaccio neighborhood holds several surprise attractions, including an antique pyramid and a hill constructed from Roman potsherds. Famed poets Keats and Shelley lie buried at the protestant cemetery, and the museum of modern art is located in a former slaughterhouse. The original residents who worked here were often paid in part with undesirable cuts of meat: offal, heads, and tails. To make this meat palatable, housewives had to be innovative and creative. This is where many typical Roman dishes stem from, such as coda alla vaccinara (braised oxtail). After dinner you can go dancing in one of the many nightclubs.

Highlights

Pyramid
Mercato di Testaccio
Cimitero Acattolico
Monte Testaccio
MACRO

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Roman Forum, Aventine Hill & Testaccio

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From 41

City Lights Rome

  • Bed and Breakfast
Modern B&B with three rooms, close to Testaccio and the Pyramid of Cestius, behind the Cimitero Acattolico. Clean and spacious, with a lovely view and great service.
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From 50

B&b Testaccio

  • Bed and Breakfast
Nice, basic rooms located on one of Testaccio’s central squares. Includes Wi-Fi, a water boiler and flat screen TV. Nice restaurants just around the corner.
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From 70

Maison Althea Rome

  • Bed and Breakfast
Lovely, modern rooms just outside of Testaccio, close to the Aventine Hill. Expect a warm welcome and an elegant, clean interior.
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From 81

Seven Suites

  • Guest accommodation
Very nice, stylish rooms in the heart of Testaccio. Rooms come with all the necessary amenities. Close to public transportation.
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From 40

A Casa A Testaccio

  • Guest accommodation
Lovely, small B&B in the middle of Testaccio, with a shared kitchen and bathroom. Close to a metro station, grocery stores and restaurants.
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From 75

Nella Casa Dell’angelo

  • Apartment
This apartment accommodates up to three people and is located next to the Tiber in Testaccio. Clean apartment with a well-equipped kitchenette and a complimentary welcome beverage.
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From 64

B&B Emozioni Romane

  • Bed and Breakfast
Near Testaccio, close to Piramide metro station. The B&B has sound proof rooms, a lovely breakfast buffet, and is close to public transportation.
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From 45

Hotel Re Testa

  • Hotel
Modern hotel next to the Museum of Contemporary Art, the market and the nightlife hub of Testaccio. Spacious, comfortable rooms with access to a balcony.
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From 30

Guest House Masterintrastevere

  • Guest accommodation
Located just a bridge away from Testaccio, close to Porta Portese. Basic and spacious rooms, includes breakfast at the bar across the street.
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