Resistenza Park (Parco della Resistenza) & Fountain of Anfore (Amphorae)

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Entire zone of Porta S.Paolo is dedicated to the memory of Roman patriotism of September 9-10, 1943, when simple Romans and Sardinian grenadiers without a commander tried to resist to nazi forces and protect Rome in unequal fight. The hero of this tragic event was Raffaele Persichetti.

Resistenza Park (Parco della Resistenza).
The park is located behind a modern post-office building (next to the Pyramid of Cestius, in a central location within the city), which was one of the first expressions of modern architecture in Rome, strangely contradicting the esthetics of fascist period during which it was built, while the near by standing Barracks of Firemen (pictured below) and Stazione Ostiense (Ostia Station) are the perfect examples of it.
Barracks of Firemen
The park is isolated from road traffic by rows of plane trees and a tree of Cercis siliquastrum. The avenues of the park, shaded by maple trees, surround a central square with palm trees, also an open air bar and kids games. Since it’s one of the few parks in the city without walls or gates, it’s perfect for enjoying a moonlight stroll here after dinner.

Fountain of the Anfore (Amphorae) or Fountain of Resistenza Park/ Fontana delle Anfore o Fontana del Parco della Resistenza

The fountain of the Anfore (Amphorae)/ Fontana delle Anfore is located in the Parco della Resistenza. The benches surrounding the fountain, and the park in general, is currently a meeting point on holidays and non-working days for the non-European immigrant community, mostly Philippine and Ukranian residing population, who meet up here for exchanging information, magazines in native language, and a chance to socialize in their native language.
Fountain of the Anfore (Amphorae) or Fountain of Resistenza Park/ Fontana delle Anfore o Fontana del Parco della Resistenza
The fountain of the Anfore (Amphorae) was built in 1926 by the architect Pietro Lombardi. It was originally placed in Piazza Mastro Giorgio (today Piazza Testaccio). When the square became the site of the local market, as it still is today, the fountain of the Amphorae was moved to its current location in Piazza dell’Emporio in front of Ponte Sublicio. The fountain has a circular planand consists of four flights of concentric steps culminating in the elegant central group made with amphorae. The amphorae clearly allude to the nearby mountain of fragments of pottery that was formed in the course of centuries by the accumulation of the broken amphorae coming from the river port of Ripagrande.

Address:
Resistenza Park (Parco della Resistenza) & Fountain of Anfore (Amphorae)
Viale Manlio Gelsomini (Piazza dell'Emporio)
Viale della Piramide Cestia, 39
You may reach Parco della Resistenza: Via della Piramide Cestia, Via Manlio Gelsomini, Via Marmorata
00153, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Ripa (Circo Massimo-Bocca Verità-Aventino) (Roma centro)/ Rione San Saba (Piramide) (Roma centro)
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