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Second of a short series dedicated to an ancient and popular quarter of Rome named Garbatella , here you don't realize you are in big city but it seems to be in a small town with a completely different life style , people know each other ; today lot of interest is dedicated to it because of it’s particular architecture .

Palladium Theater has been recently restored .

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From Wikipedia :

The quarter was founded in years '20 on the hills that dominates the Basilica of Saint Paul outside walls and takes the name to them, according to a hypothesis enough legendary (and malicious), from the name given to the owner (“garbata and particularly beautiful”) of a tavern, (Look in the Workshop) or still for the amenity of the place, or at last, according to a more scientific hypothesis, for the type of cultivation of the graps (“to garbata mass of roots” or “to”, supporting the lives to trees of maple tree or elm tree) in use on the hills.

The architectonic order finds an just compromise between aesthetic and the practical one: it is a popular quarter, but the buildings are placed, at least in the historical nucleus, in graceful villini or mansions of three plans to the maximum, with great cure for the details and the diversification of the styles.

The king was with this idea that Vittorio Emanuele III put down the first stone to public square Benedict Brin, 18 February of 1920: in the registration that commemorates that day law that the promoter of the work urban planning was the Agency for the marine and industrial development.

The architecture of the quarter initially was imprinted to the English model of the cities garden (Garden Cities) very connected and near the city.

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