The tiles that decorate the walls of Via degli Orti roundabout were born from the idea of putting at the entrance to the historical centre of the city, images that lead back to the history of the territory and its roots. For this reason, the two strips of tiles that run through two arches of the roundabout, one opposite the other, represent respectively Claudio and Trajan ports and the glimpse of via Torre Clementina borough according to the original design of the roman architect Giuseppe Valadier from which the ancient borough takes its name.
Both places can be reached from the roundabout: the first heading towards via Portuense, the second heading towards via Torre Clementina.
The tiles are hand-painted and made by ceramist Olga Bitetto known as the “lady of ceramics”: an excellence that chose to bring her art to Fiumicino and to immerse herself in the history and culture of the city.
Also from Olga Bitetto is the “memory plate” realized in the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Fiumicino’s autonomy from Rome. The entire project was completed in July 2018.