Infernetto is a suburb of Rome in Lazio, Italy.

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About Infernetto

Infernetto has an ancient history starting with the Roman Empire. It was a big cultivated area but after the decline of Roman Empire the land was abandoned for ages and become a wetland and malaric zone.

In the last centuries the land was inhabited by a few people that were living in thatched huts from a group of hunters or lumberjacks, but mostly were people that were making coal by burning the wood from the local forest in a stack covered by 40 cm of soil. Soon the coal from wood became the first economy in the zone to sell in Rome. The name Infernetto derives directly from this economy, as during the 18th and 19th century one could see a big column of dark smoke in the sky, sometimes even from the center of Rome, made from the coal production. If translated to English, the name Infernetto means "little hell". During the Fascist period the land was drained, and started growing up as a farm town. During the 1970s, it became an illegal residential area, and many people began to build houses without governmental licenses and without any urban plan. Therefor, you will now find many narrow streets, unsealed roads, and areas without any drinking water or sewers. In the middle of the 1990s the Rome city council started to claim the street for reconstruction, and built new infrastructure. Now, in the 21st century, Infernetto is one of the most developing areas surrounding Rome. Farm land is giving way fast to the concrete industry, and many houses, resorts and buildings are arising.

Infernetto is in the 13th zone of Rome, in the south of the city near to Ostia Lido and the seaside. It's surrounded almost totally by the castelfusano pinewood and the presidential estate, and is connected on the north side via Cristoforo Colombo street (which is the northern border of this zone) to the rest of city.


Source: wikivoyage