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Pastificio Cerere

Posted on Feb 14, 2009 | 5 comments


This old pasta factory, aptly named after the Roman goddess of wheat and the harvest, speaks to the industrial origins of San Lorenzo. The factory was built in the first decade of the 20th century and then abandoned in the 1960s. Through the years it has been converted into artist’s studios, once again pointing to San Lorenzo’s transformation from industrial zone to center for the arts. There is a great history of the building, as well as more photographs, on StudioArgento (in Italiano). For more information about the lofts, check out the official website of the Pastificio Cerere foundation. They have regular opening hours, hold exhibits, create podcasts, etc.

5 Comments

  1. Hey!! i’m a new blogger and i would like to wish you a very good lovers day like in my coutry , France!i love your country !

  2. Ciao Max! Welcome to my blog and blogger. Your photos of Bourg are great. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  3. Beautiful photo! Love the colors.

  4. I wish some of these factories were still functioning in Rome, like the Ex-Peroni factory near Porta Pia, now a contemporary art museum, the Ex-Mattatoio (former slaughterhouse) in Testaccio, and the former pasta factory next to the Circus Maximus.

  5. Thanks Girasoli!

    Katie – I see your point, it would be great to see them active, but at least the spaces are being used for something. If you think about it, the Romans are great at this. How many uses have the Pantheon or the Mausoleum of Augustus had? As I always say, the Romans are the masters of “recycling.”

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