Viale XX Settembre (September 20th Avenue), Trieste
The XX September Avenue links with Carducci Street and the Il Giulia shopping center. Some of the city's best cinemas are located here. There is the Excelsior, the National Cinema (Cinema Nazionale), the Super, and the Mignon (a vintage adult cinema). The Ambassadors Cinema (Cinema Ambasciatori) is housed in one of the most important Art Nouveau buildings in the city center. The Rossetti theatre is located on the street.
Gelaterias, pizzerias, patisseries, and fine restaurants and shops are easy to find. The avenue has always been a favorite ad hoc institution. Over one kilometer long, it stretches over three of the seven municipal districts of the city.
The XX September Avenue is named in honor of the so-called Breaking of the Pia Gate (Breccia di Porta Pia). In September 1870, the Bersaglieri troops, under General Cadona, entered the Eternal City and seized a section of the Aurelian Wall between Porta Pia Gate and Salaria Gate. The Pope agreed to a referendum, and the Romans voted for Italy.
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Viale XX Settembre (September 20th Avenue) on Map
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