Rome Areas

Colosseum Area; Aventino/Testaccio; Trastevere; Vatican; Aurelio/Monteverde; Camilluccia; Cassia, Citt?? Universitaria; Eur; Flamino/Parioli; Prati; San Giovanni; San Lorenzo; Trieste Salario Nomentano; Termini; Via Veneto

Colosseum Area

Very lively by day, the area around the coliseum is perfectly connected by public transport and is one of the main spots of the city for tourism. You can easily find a bar to enjoy the view of the Imperial Forum or the Coliseum itself, but if you look harder you may also find a typical osteria or pizzeria packed with romans. It's not far from the central Termini station and shopping is great in the tiny ancient neighborhood of Suburra.

 

Aventino/Testaccio

These areas are amongst the first neighborhoods of modern Rome, and they are very different form one another. While Aventino is a beautiful residential, albeit central area with beautiful gardens, apartment buildings and villas, Testaccio has become the main objective for those who like to live at night. Testaccio has developed the highest concentration of nightclubs after this previously working class area has been converted to the home of all nightly activities.

Trastevere

A town within the city most tourists fall in love with. Trastevere's boast is certainly the night life with hundreds of bars, pubs and clubs, thousands of people swarm in every night. However Trastevere is perhaps even better by day, when the bohemians sit in its piazzas sipping excellent coffee. Excellent food can be found for any budget and getting lost in its labyrinth of vicoli (tiny streets) is something to look forward to. Up on the hill Gianicolo (Janiculum) offers a magnificent view over the eternal city.

 

Vatican

 

The area around the Vatican stretches from Prati to the river Tevere. It is very central and a good place to start also because of the abundance of public transport. This area can get hectic by day while at night is easier to find a small, peaceful corner and an enjoyable pizzeria.

 

Aurelio and Monteverde

These residential areas are peaceful and well connected. Monteverde starts where Trastevere ends so many people chose to live here. The Villa Doria Pamphili is one the biggest and most popular parks in town.

Camilluccia

This is a pretty residential neighborhood that isn't very well connected to the center. It is peaceful and green and many Romans enjoy living here even though it does not have too much to offer for tourists.

Cassia

This northern residential area is not well connected to the center. It is a commercial area developed around the Cassia, an ancient road that ends in Tuscany. This area is generally not one chosen by tourists due to the lack of monuments and attractions.

Citt?? Universitaria

 

 

This area is well connected to the city center and the train stations. It is where most students live temporarily to be close to the university. It is filled with affordable places to eat and drink.

Eur

This part of Rome has a different look form the rest of the city. Its fascist architecture and open spaces give it a feeling very different from the one you experience in Rome generally. Only here can you drive around large avenues and find a resting spot in the various public parks. Many office buildings and residences surround Viale Europa, one of the best streets for shopping.

Flaminio/Parioli

Parioli is the posh neighborhood par excellence. It is residential but also filled with the most elegant and expensive bars and restaurants in town. Here you can find small crowds of trendy Roman youth sipping drinks by bars at almost any time of the day or night. It is separated form the historical center by the Flaminio, a pretty area by the river whose major attraction is its positioning, near the center and the Vatican.

Prati

 

Prati is a large area with different characteristics. It is a neighborhood that could meet different demands with thousands of restaurants, bars and cinemas. The buildings are usually huge and beautiful and have within them both offices and residences. Prati is excellent for shopping, both high end and vintage and also the most bizarre stores you will find in town.

San Giovanni

San Giovanni is fairly central and very well connected. It is chosen for shopping in it's markets and visiting its churches. It is crossed by the walls of the ancient city and is not an area with much night life.

San Lorenzo

This neighborhood is filled with university students and artists. It is cheap and cool and excellent for going out at night with it's bars and live music clubs. Even though it is near the central station it isn't an area with great flows of tourism.

Trieste Salario Nomentano

These areas are residential and well connected by public transport. Trieste used to be a posh neighborhood in the 70's but then the thousands of students from the near universities changed the profile of this area. Asides form some exceptions these are mostly areas to enjoy by day with their many beautiful and historic villas and parks.

Termini

Termini is the area surrounding the central station. It is hectic and ever changing. The Asian immigrants have built their neighborhoods around this and so ancient roman churches stand between a Chinatown and the multicultural Piazza Vittorio.

 

Via Veneto

is the home of the Dolce Vita of the 60's. This is where Fellini and his Cinecitta crowd chose to spend their nights. It is still an area chosen for it's clubs and restaurants including the 'glorious' ones of the 60's. It is a five minute walk to the Spanish Steps.