Do you know Rome’s neighborhoods?
by Ashleigh Bliss on Nov 2, 2016
In Prati, you can find an assortment of shopping streets. Dining is excellent. Prati is just across from the Vatican City, home of the Pope. Discover high-end shops, ample public squares, and a slower pace of life.
The street is the site of luxury hotels, intimate cafes, and a few shops. You can see some influences from its heyday of the 1950s and 1960s in the building designs. You can see the Palazzo Barberini, started in 1623 by Carlo Maderno. In time, Bernini and Borromini finished it. This is also where, in 1960, most of Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita took place.
This is a commercial district which takes you back in time to the 1940s and earlier. Enjoy the classic look. There is always something playful going on around the area and lots of wide park spaces and restaurants. Here you can find a bench and sit along the water after admiring the local architecture.
This was once a medieval working class district. Its name means “Across the Tiber” and that it is! Today it is full of dance clubs, unique shops, pubs, cafes, and more. You can find menus printed in English. In the area are the historic churches Santa Cecilia and Santa Maria. It is a colourful place to spend a day, with lots going on.
This area created their own resistance movement during WW II. The community spirit has remained ever since and exists almost as a small empire unto itself. Locals love to go here for entertainment, relaxation, and the well-maintained natural areas.
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