The Place d'Italie station is located in the center of 13e. It serves metro lines 5, 6, and 7 in fare zone 1. The station has access points at boulevard Vincent Auriol, rue Bobillot, Place d'Italie, and boulevard de l'Hopital.
Interestingly, the station name comes from Place d'Italie, which was once the site of a Roman road that took travelers from Paris to Rome during ancient times.
Other nearby places of interest are the Mayor of Paris' office and the "Big Screen Building," which houses offices, movie theatres and shops in the up and coming Paris Rive Gauche business district. The district will compete with la Defense and hold hundreds of office buildings upon its completion which is said to be in roughly a decade.