Ostiense

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Giuseppe Vasi 18th century etching of Porta Ostiensis (now called Porta San Paolo) in the original city walls of Rome, and the Pyramid of Cestius to the right.
Porta Ostiensis today, the location of Ostiense Museum.

Ostiense is a quarter in the south metropolitan area of Rome, Italy.[1] It comprises the area near the Via Ostiensis from the Porta San Paolo to the Magliana Viaduct. Its official boundaries include the neighborhood of Garbatella and the EUR Quarter.

The original name of the Porta San Paolo, a gate in the city walls of Rome, was Porta Ostiensis because it was located at the beginning of Via Ostiensis. It now houses the Ostiense Museum.

Ostiense was an industrial area in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Remnants of that era include a prominent gasometer and the Centrale Montemartini (a former power station now housing part of the Capitoline Museum's collection of classical sculpture).

The landmarks in the quarter include the Pyramid of Cestius, the Porta San Paolo and the Ostiense Museum, the Protestant Cemetery, the Centrale Montemartini and the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls.

Other landmarks include the Roma Ostiense railway station and most of the University of Rome III campus.

The Roma Ostiense railway station is home to the Italian railway company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori city's main hub and Italian food market chain Eataly world's biggest store.

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Coordinates: 41°51′49″N 12°28′44″E / 41.863651°N 12.478911°E / 41.863651; 12.478911