Cinecittà film studios
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematogrfia
Rome's very first shopping mall was built in 1983 in the block adjacent to the world famous Cinecittà Studios, home to majestic Ben Hur and Fellini film sets, and many other famous Italian and international productions.
The shopping complex is relatively small compared to its newer counterparts, and it has maintained an interesting "piazza-like" feel. Across the street from the mirrored galleria shopping center on the via Tuscolana, is the fascist-style building that hosts Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Rome's first most and celebrated film school, inaugurated in 1938.
Here, in an relatively populated, non-descript modern area of the city, widely different architectural styles and the history of cinema live together within a 1-mile radius.