3 of Rome’s Neighborhoods You Shouldn’t Miss

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Rome has more to offer than its drool-worthy cuisine. It’s one of the best places to simply sit, enjoy your espresso and people watch.

Trastavere: Colorful and arty

This formerly working-class district has been gentrified over the years. Bohemians and expats moved into the area and it has become known for the arts.

Here you will see art in all its forms and experience the sensory overload of the best possible kind. The neighborhood is home to microbreweries, tattoo parlors, outdoor cafés, and markets.

Tridente: The Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain

This is one of Rome’s more upscale neighborhoods with top-rated restaurants and designer boutiques. Do some high-end shopping on the Via Condotti.

It is also home to the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, landmarks that attract visitors every time of the day and night. This is the place to see or be seen.

Monti: The old and the new

Monti may be Rome’s oldest quarter but it is also rather a hipster haven and great spot for people watching. You will see antique shops and cobblestone streets as well as many people going about their daily lives in this mostly working-class neighborhood. You can sit at one of the quirky bars or at an outdoor café and watch the passing parade.