Emporio-Porto Fluviale


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By the early second century BC, Rome had outgrown its old port. In 193 BC, construction began on a new structure, the Emporio, in what is now Testaccio. Steps led up from this wharf area to the Porticus Aemilia, a huge covered warehouse 60 metres (200 feet) wide and almost 500 metres (1,600 feet) long. Behind the porticus were the horreae (grain warehouses), built under Tiberius (AD 14-37) to implement the Imperial grain monopoly.

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Emporio-Porto Fluviale details

Lungotevere Testaccio

Area Rome

Transport Bus 23, 30Exp, 75, 95, 170, 280, 716, 781/tram 3.

Open by appointment only.