Roma Ostiense - Rome, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 41° 52.397 E 012° 29.041
33T E 291212 N 4638767
Quick Description: To commemorate the forthcoming visit of Adolf Hitler to Rome in 1938, the current Ostiense station was built, replacing an existing rural railway station, with the aim of creating a monumental station to receive the German dictator.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 10/15/2015 12:53:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMPRXZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 2

Long Description:
Italian architect Roberto Narducci designed the station. The station building was inaugurated on October 28, 1940.
The entire facade is made of Travertine marble and the entrance is marked by a columned portico. On the right side of the façade is a relief by Francesco Nagni representing the mythical figures of Bellerophon and Pegasus. On the left is a fountain built in 1957. A mosaic on the floor made of black and white tiles demonstrates various themes and legends of Rome's history.

The station is located a short distance from the Porta San Paolo. And it is linked with the Piramide Metro B station and the Roma Porta San Paolo station on the Rome-Lido railway line.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: urban rail lines FR1, FR3, and FR5

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?: Not listed

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