Rebibbia

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Rebibbia is an urban zone of Rome, Italy. It was located on the road Via Tiburtina on the north-east edge of the city. Administratively Rebibbia is part of both Ponte Mammolo quarter of Rome and Municipio IV of Rome.

The suburb, first developed at the start of the 20th century, consists almost completely of family homes, largely built with few floors and small gardens, in an almost rural style.

The two churches of the Via Casal de' Pazzi and Piazza Ferriani are simple, having been renovated in a modern style.

The eponymous prison has entrances on both the Via Bartolo Longo and the Via Tiburtina. It is one of the major Italian prisons intended for rehabilitation and social reintegration of inmates. It housed would-be papal assassin Mehmet Ali Agca during his prison time in Italy, when Agca met his would-be victim Pope John Paul II on 27 December 1983 and was forgiven by him.

Since 2016, a nearly extinct herb-encrusted sheep's milk cheese called Conciato di San Vittore has been produced by female inmates of the Rebibbia prison.

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Rebibbia is served by the station Rebibbia on line B of the Rome Metro. It is the terminus of the Rebibbia-Laurentina line.

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Coordinates: 41°55′51″N 12°34′18″E / 41.93097°N 12.571664°E / 41.93097; 12.571664