It has creepy sights, great food scene, and the best market ever!
An area of intriguing juxtaposition
Only two blocks north of the Vatican - and just a short distance to the scrum of tourists and touts - you are sufficiently removed and out of the center to feel you are back where actual Romans live again
South east of the medusal spaghetti railways of Termini station and sandwiched between the Via Prenestina tramway and the FC1 overground train line that runs down Via Casilina, the neighbourhood of Pigneto does
A kilometer or so north of the Termini area’s rather faceless hotel district is the beautiful and often overlooked neighbourhood of Trieste
West of the well-known and well-visited Trastevere is the quieter - but no less lovely - neighbourhood of Monteverde
The eponymously named neighbourhood of San Giovanni is defined at its northernmost tip by Rome’s official cathedral, the baroque Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Ponte Milvio has had some kind of bridge there for over two millennia and some areas of the narrow park that runs latitudinally down the Ponte Milvio neighbourhood
The area will bring a smile - kicking and screaming, perhaps - to your face: it is a profoundly beautiful place to be
Speak to any Roman on a Friday and they’ll invariably tell you they’re heading to a bar in Monti that night.
Trastevere is one of those absolute gifts for a writer as this neighbourhood really needs no help whatsoever recommending itself