Prenestino-Centocelle District Rome (Quartiere XIX)
History and description
The area used to have a rather unsavory reputation, not in the least because of the number of illegally constructed houses, but the present situation is far better.
The quartiere can boast a small airport, called Aeroporto di Roma-Centocelle. In reality this airport lies in the quartiere Don Bosco, across from the Via Casilina. The Parco Archeologico di Centocelle has the same misleading name and is also located in Don Bosco. This park is interesting for tourists, since there are multiple Roman ruins.
The cultural center Forte Prenestino, a former military fort, often hosts concerts and other events.