Aurelio

Despite its proximity to Roma Centro, this no-nonsense neighborhood feels far-removed from the activity in the city's center.

Although Aurelio is the Vatican's next-door neighbor, many Romans often consider it an outlier neighborhood because of its removal from the rest of the metropolis. Traditional restaurants and typical shops accomodate the everyday lifestyles of the young families and well-dressed professionals that call Aurelio home. When the neighborhood's residents return from their evening commutes, you'll most likely find them embracing the evening hours at its street side cafes and public squares.

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On the Map

Aurelio is bordered by Borgo, Trastevere, Monteverde Vecchio, Balduina, Prati, and Roma Centro

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Leonardo da Vinci Airport: 60 minutes by cab without traffic
Termini Station: 15 minutes by public transit
The Colosseum: 35 minutes by public transit
The Vatican: 10 minutes by public transit

A Commuter-Friendly Neighborhood Near the Center of Rome

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Across the river from the sites of ancient Rome, Aurelio offers big-city conveniences with a small-town feel.

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Located next to the Vatican, Aurelio's streets feel the frequent footsteps of tourists and commuting professionals alike.

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Just outside the walls of the Vatican, Aurelio sports a no-nonsense atmosphere with a friendly workmanlike character.

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The neighborhood is only a few steps away from the main tourist attractions, especially the Vatican. (You can see the statues on the front of the basilica from the street). But it is still an entirely authentic neighborhood."

Rural Ambiance In the Hills of Aurelio

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The view from the hills of Aurelio remains incomparable as the duomo of the Vatican peeks over the horizon.

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As the neighborhood's urbanity fades in the distance, parts of Aurelio take on a distinctly rural demeanor.

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It's hard to believe, but the commotion of cars and commuters is mere minutes away.

Aurelio's Culinary Culture

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The neighborhood's cured meats and homemade sweets allow Aurelio many reasons to brag.

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Filled with pasticcerias and pizzerias, it's easy to find good food in the neighborhood.

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Many of Aurelio's purveyors have been serving their neighbors for generations.

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Convenient and Connected Aurelio

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Aiding commuters in their pursuit of reaching the center of the city, Aurelio's buses, subways, and trains keep the neighborhood well-connected to the rest of Rome.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Thomas Toti is a photographer and director of photography. He has been burning film since he was 15 years old. A fascination for different cultures has led him to travel and this passion manifests itself in his work, where he applies a fresh approach to every shoot. He is intrigued by Rome and loved shooting for Airbnb as it allowed him to pay homage to both the city and its tourists.

Thomas Toti

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