The oxen market

The oxen market, today a parking lot, was built in 1874 by the engineer Paolo Zampi, director of the Town Planning Office. The work, important for the development of the agricultural economy, was part of a larger reorganization project for access to the city through the Porta Romana and aimed at obtaining a large flat area for the livestock market. It was an important urban intervention carried out through considerable earthworks and the construction of large retaining walls which made it possible to expand the perimeter of the city out of the rock, creating another extra-urban outpost after the others already built: the Monumental Cemetery and the station.

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