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Typology: Villas and archaeological areas

Address

Address: Via Nicola Zabaglia, 24
Zone: Rione Testaccio (Roma centro)
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Contacts

Telephone booking: 060608 tutti i giorni ore 9.00-19.00

Opening times

Admission to the monument is allowed to groups and associations, with their own guide, who must make a reservation at 060608 (daily, 9.00 - 19.00).
Maximum 30 people per visit.

For individual visitors, who must also make a reservation at 060608, individual visits are also possible according to a schedule specified on the page > Monumenti del territorio

Information

Regular Tickets:  
Adults: € 4,00;
Concessions: € 3,00.
Tickets are paid for in cash on the spot.
MIC card holders are entitled to free admission

On the first Sunday of the month, admission to monuments in the area is free for all.

Please note: The entrance fee does not include the guided tour, which must be organised independently.

Modalità di partecipazione: Booking required

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Description

This is an artificial hill formed between 140 BC and 250 AD exclusively by the fragments or potsherd (in Latin "testae" hence the name of Testaccio) of millions of amphorae used to transport goods that were unloaded from the ships in the nearby river port in the Roman Age. The hill has a base perimeter of about 3,330 feet and a height of 150 feet above the sea level. It constitutes an important source of historical documentation about the economic development of the Roman Empire, the commercial relations between the Capitol and its Provinces, as well as the food habits of the Romans. In fact many of the amphorae that came mainly from Baetica (current Andalusia) and Bizacena (North Africa) containing olive oil, have the trademark impressed on their handles, while others present the tituli picti, i.e. notes written with a brush that specify the name of the exporter, indications of the contents, and the controls performed during the shipment and the date. Calculations based onthe number of amphorae accumulated on Monte Testaccio allowed to establish the amount of oil that reached Rome in this period, which was of about 6 kg of oil per person per year, for a population of about one million persons.

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