Caserma dell’Aeronautica

Southern Rome

It's fading fast: Bolognese artist Blu ( painted this former military warehouse in a rainbow of sinister faces, incorporating the building's 48 arched windows as eyes. A mural on the side of the building shows a boat topped by cranes and robots.

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Nearby Southern Rome attractions

1. Cimitero Acattolico per gli Stranieri

0.26 MILES

Despite the roads that surround it, Rome’s 'non-Catholic' cemetery is a verdant oasis of peace. An air of Grand Tour romance hangs over the site where up…

2. Piramide di Caio Cestio


Sticking out like, well, an Egyptian pyramid, this distinctive landmark looms over a busy traffic junction near Piramide metro station. A 36m-high marble…

3. Porta San Paolo

0.32 MILES

Built after the barbarians’ invasion of Rome, the remarkably well-preserved Porta San Paolo once served as a southern gate in the 3rd-century Aurelian…

4. Monte Testaccio

0.36 MILES

In the heart of the eponymous neighbourhood, this grass-covered mount, known locally as Monte dei Cocci, is an artificial hill made entirely from the…

5. Museo Capitoline Centrale Montemartini

0.37 MILES

Housed in a former power station, this bold outpost of the Capitoline Museums (Musei Capitolini) juxtaposes classical sculpture with diesel engines and…

6. Mattatoio

0.39 MILES

Housed in Rome’s former slaughterhouse, the Mattatoio complex is one of Rome's top contemporary arts venues. Its cavernous halls, themselves fine examples…

7. Ex Mira Lanza Museum

0.48 MILES

The ruins of this 19th-century soap factory in Ostiense, built in 1899, are the site of an experimental museum of street art. Home to a handful of…

8. Villa del Priorato di Malta

0.74 MILES

Fronting an ornate cypress-shaded piazza, the Roman headquarters of the Sovereign Order of Malta, aka the Cavalieri di Malta (Knights of Malta), boasts…