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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 or Q. X Ostiense is a quarter of Rome in the south metropolitan area of Rome, Italy.[1] it is part of Municipio VIII of Rome. Ostiense is also a namesake of an urban zone of Rome, a kind of smaller statistical and planning area, but with the serial 11A.

It comprises the area near the Via Ostiense from the Porta San Paolo to the Magliana Viaduct. Its official boundaries include the neighborhood of Garbatella.[citation needed]

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 Via 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 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 railway station is home to the Italian railway company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori. It is the city's main hub and home to 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