Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO1600, f2.8, 1/40, raw
The new market at Testaccio. Five thousand square meters, 103 stalls, 270 parking slots, and a new archeological attraction. Its construction started in 2008 and finished just a few months ago, for a cost of around eighteen million euros. It’s finally open. It should collect here the old, smelly and uncanny stalls which disfigure the main square of the area, Piazza Testaccio, and, together with the transformation of the old slaughter house into the Faculty of Architecture, the modern art museum MACRO, and many other things, it should drive the deep redevelopment of the whole area of Testaccio.
The area of Porta Portese, which faces from the other side of the river Tiber, should be the next one to get some redevelopment. At least this is what the city hopes. A few months ago, the Regione Lazio (the regional governmental office) allocated 11 million of euros to the Comune di Roma (the local city council) to address issues as the reorganization of the (messy) Sunday market of Porta Portese, and the architectural renovation of the whole area.
I really hope we’ll see these plans actuated in the near future, I love when proper city planning actually boosts the quality of life of the citizens. I saw it happening at Villaggio Olimpico, where we lived before, and I look forward to seeing it happening at Porta Portese as well.