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Città dell'Altra Economia - Alternative economies

04/02/2016
Città dell'Altra Economia - Alternative economies

The Città dell’altra economia, which translates to “City of alternative economy”, is part of the larger project of modernizing and integrating the former city slaughterhouse in the cultural city scape of Testaccio and Rome. The large complex is a late 19th century example of modernism mixed with classical elements, characteristics that the modernization has gone to great lengths to preserve and exalt.

MACRO, the modern arts museum, opened its second location here and it’s a success, partially due to its opening hours that are adapted to the young working force of Rome. The public re-appropriation of the old spaces that stood (and partially still stand) empty for decades has created a myriad of more or less successful proposals and projects for the vast area.

The Città dell’Altra Economia is just what its name indicated, a (gargantuan) space dedicated to alternative economies, or better: a different way of living and perceiving economy, which is basically fancy talk for a biological and fair-trade supermarket and farmers market, a fair trade travel agency and lots of initiatives and events along these lines.

This alternative “city” has become a stable destination all year around. This winter a lovely food truck festival warmed hearts and bellies while the spring beer festival prepares for the grand summer Eutropia festival, which is a continuous concert craze on the main stage of the enormous courtyard that has something happening almost every night.

The whole shebang is intended to promote and render accessible a modern and inclusive way of consuming and producing, and on the regard of consuming, a special mention must go to the Stazione di Posta, one of the most recent Michelin star restaurants of Rome.

The restaurant has gathered a steady following of fans due to its innovative dishes, funky (in the good sense, like: wow that is weird but… wait, oh my god, delish!!) combinations and stellar cocktails. Great care has been put in every palatable detail, and on regards of the cocktails, clients can enjoy a small aperitivo, or choose one of the combination cocktails, which means a cocktail and a dish created as a symbiosis of flavours that combine and complement each other to perfection; what else?

 

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