San Lorenzo is a popular district which extends along the first stretch of the Via Tiburtina. Being very close to the University La Sapienza, and also to the Termini train station has become over the years a sort of dormitory for students away from home. As a result they were born in this area many local restaurants and pubs as well as clothing stores and juvenile furnishings, especially ethnic. The proximity to the university and the Umberto Primo Hospital make this neighborhood very busy both day and night. Artistically it is that there is very significant addition to the beautiful Romanesque basilica of San Lorenzo fuori le mura. In recent years, the neighborhood has seen the birth of several cultural centers including photography schools and studios of artists who have occupied the old abandoned factories in the area.