On the axis of Via Casilina Pigneto was the first quarter that turned from a village into a suburban and now a sought-after, posh neighbourhood. In the 1960s the transformation process from perirural to suburban was seen as emblematic for Italy at the time and used as a preferred setting for Neorealist films. After the gentrification process of Pigneto was finalized and the urban poor and their struggles that the films had chronicled were pushed out of the quarter, set photos of Pasolini, Anna Magnani & Co reappear and decorate cafés and hotels as nostalgic images that the quarter capitalizes on.