Alessandrino is the name of Rome‘s 23rd quartiere. It gets its name from the Assandrino Aqueduct, which was built by the Emperor Alessandro Severo in the 3rd century AD.
Alessandrino District Rome
Location and public transport
Alessandrino is bordered by the Viale Palmiro Togliatti in the west, the Via Casilina in the north, the Via di Tor Tre Teste in the east and the Via Prenestina in the south. There are three metro stops, all on line C, in the district (Alessandrino, Torre Spaccata and Parco di Centocelle).
History and tourist attractions
Until 1961 the present quartiere of Alessandrino was called the suburbio of Prenestino-Labicano. To make things more complicated there is now another quartiere in a different location which is likewise called Prenestino-Labicano.
Even more confusing is that the area around the Fori Imperiali used to be called Alessandrino as well.
The Acquedotto Alessandrino can be found in the Parco Giovanni Palatucci, which takes up a good portion of the district. The other park in the quartiere is called Parco David Franceschetti.
There are a number of churches, but these were all fairly recently built. The only one that stands out is the Church of Dio Padre Misericordioso, which was built by the famous American architect Richard Meier. It was built in occasion of the Jubilee in the year 2000, but construction did not finish till 2003.