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Scalea Ugo Bassi, Rome, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes
N 41° 52.872 E 012° 27.984
33T E 289775 N 4639690
Quick Description: forgotten monumental white stone stairway
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 6/19/2009 7:51:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM6M56
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dáin & Olík
Views: 6

Long Description:
In one of the many stairways that connect the neighborhood of Trastevere with the upper streets on the hill of Monteverde, lies a monumental stairway in white travertino stone, which "dead-ends" in the middle of the slope, with the upper parts of the slope overground with vegetation.

Now used as a meeting point of teenagers, basking in the after-school sunlight, it has some graffiti marks, and occasional food and beverage litter. A narrow footpath connects the upper part of this stairway with the street above.

On the hilltop side there is stairway extension of Via Ugo Bassi, using the same design and white travertino stone, but with only about 30 steps.

The streetscape has been designed in the 1910's, and probably the monumentality in style was chosen because at the time, the Trastevere train station was located at the bottom boulevard, then Viale del Re, now Viale Trastevere, and the architect at the time must have been inclined to provide a grandiose streetscape surrounding the station.

number of stairs (minimum 60): 140.00

stair landing (check if yes): Not Listed

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