Loquis: Trastevere

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Published on:  2018-02-06 18:08:00

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The name comes from the Latin trans Tiberim («  beyond the Tiber « ), which was already the ancient name of the corresponding Augustan region, because the city had its origin and main development instead in the opposite bank. begins with the emperor Augustus, who divided the territory of Rome into 4 regions, the current Trastevere was the fourteenth and was called regio transtiberim. The region remained however outside the walls until the construction of the Aurelian Walls, which incorporated Trastevere. suburban character of the territory, in the imperial period many personalities decided to build their villa in Trastevere, the Trastevere of the Middle Ages had narrow, tortuous and irregular streets, moreover, because of the « mignani », protruding protrusions along the facades of the houses, there was enough space for the passage of the wagons At the end of the fifteenth century these «mignani »were demolished, but despite this, Trastevere remained a labyrinth of littles street. Strong was the contrast between the rich and mighty houses of the lords and the huts of the poorest people.

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