|Rome's symbol is the same from antiquity: Senatus PopulusQue Romanorum - The Senate and the People of Rome|
MONTE SACRO. Housing built from 1930s onwards. Developed in
a garden suburb. Small food shops, open markets, supermarkets. Houses have
garages. Heavy traffic to centre. Reasonable public transport. No parks. Poor
TIBURTINA: the street is very ancient as it leads to the ancient town called
Tibur and presently named in Italian Tivoli. There are two quarters to
consider. The first one is adjacent to the University "La Sapienza" and to the
Termini station, just after the ancient gate of the Aurelian Walls, and is
called SAN LORENZO. After San Lorenzo there follows the TIBURTINA
S. LORENZO (please read also above) is perhaps the only
quarter in Rome in which the original people (working class or poor people,
as it was typical of all Rome's most characteristic quarters) can still be found.
There are plenty of pizzerias, restaurants and pubs. There are many shops, a
few supermarkets and an open market in the morning. There are good
recreational facilities and cultural societies. Housing though is problematic.
The buildings are old, not restructured, unlike the more famous similar
quarters (Trastevere, Campo dei Fiori etc.). Finding accommodation is hard
because of the nearby University "La Sapienza", one of the ten universities in
town and with the largest student population in Europe (200,000 students).
TIBURTINA (please read also above). After San Lorenzo there is what is
more known as Tiburtina quarter. Built in this century and in particular after
WW2, one can find modern buildings and, because of the important location
regarding transportation, there are many supermarkets, shopping centers and
banks. Needless to say, the transportation is excellent, with fast connections
to any place in town. There is also a metro stop (Tiburtina FS, line B), and the
"metropolitan train" FM1 that provides excellent transport to the airport (41
minutes ride, cost 7,000 It. Lira) and to Trastevere. Housing is affordable and
not too hard to find.
PRENESTINA / CASILINA. Modern low-cost housing.
Small food shops,
supermarkets and large commercial shopping centres. Heavy traffic to centre.
Relatively good public transport. Reasonable recreational facilities.