|No such thing as an underage drinker in Rome and teenage boys love plentiful, cheap food, as we know.|
|Piacentini building, 1924.|
|Still home to small auto shops.|
Also across the street but further north are the remnants of a much older past. The large building directly across the street from the pizzeria is la Casina ("the little house") Vagnuzzi, seat of the Accademia Filarmonica Romana (Roman Philharmonic Academy) (founded 1821). The building was at one time a part of Villa Giulia, the residence of Pope Julius III (1551-1555). Composer Franz Liszt stayed here when he was in Rome.
|Dianne at the Fontana dell'Arcosolio, struggling with|
Matteucci's disorganized (and in Italian) book.
Beyond la Casina (and moving north), and usually tucked behind a row of garbage dumpsters, is the Fontana dell'Arcosolio. The tub is of ancient Roman origins. It wasn't always here, which is probably why Romans refer to it as "la fontana che cammina" ("the fountain that walks").
|Nice wood door from 1930 could use some TLC.|
Next door (still moving north), is the headquarters of Rome's notaries, a Fascist-era building dating to 1930. The wood door and its handle are of modest interest.
|Detail. Hey, it still works! Nice fish.|