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Ex Mattatoio: Former Slaughterhouse in Rome’s Testaccio District

mattatoio exterior of restored slaughterhouse building

To many visitors, One of Testaccio’s most unexpected landmarks is the ex Mattatoio – the old slaughterhouse. But this hulking, half-abandoned urban relics is exactly why Testaccio exists. The mattatoio was inaugurated in 1890, replacing the slaughterhouse that was located in Piazza del Popolo. As the population of Rome grew, it simply wasn’t prudent to […]