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It was founded in the late 1920s on an estate bearing the same name lying on a hill adjacent to the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. The older section of the area is divided into project units (Italian: lotto), each of them made of several buildings grouped together around a common yards: this design was borrowed from the Garden city movement. This kind of architectural agglomeration in Rococo style, consists of a common garden area which serves as an informal meeting point for all the families that live in the lotto.
Places of interest
- The Teatro Palladium, an historic theatre in Rome, now ran by Roma Tre University.
- Close to the Via Cristoforo Colombo, the imposing building of the Regional Council of Lazio region.