Campitelli

Campitelli houses the majority of ancient Rome's awe-inspiring ruins—and most of its peddlers and souvenir stands.

When it's time to see ruins in real life rather than on postcards, Campitelli calls. As the epicenter of the classical city, there’s no better place to explore the majesty of centuries-old Rome. Despite its unrivaled historical attractions, modern-day Romans tend to avoid this incessantly crowded district unless they make their living by extracting traveler money. Amid all the commotion, Campitelli's crumbling testaments to Rome's powerful past remain magnificently stoic. Ave Caesar, indeed.

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On the Map

Campitelli is within Roma Centro and bordered by Sant'Angelo, Pigna, Regola, Trevi, Celio, Monti, Trastevere, and Ripa

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Leonardo da Vinci Airport: 45 minutes by cab without traffic
Termini Station: 10 minutes by public transit
The Colosseum: It's a short walk away
The Vatican: 20 minutes by public transit

Welcome to the Capital of the Empire

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As the center of ancient Rome, Campitelli boasts majestic ruins and monumental accomplishments that chronicle the city's storied, historical past.

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Tracing the evolution of an empire through Rome's ruins merits more than a day.

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If a day is all you have, make the most of it at Campitelli.

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Italy Rome Campitelli DBL
Italy Rome Campitelli DBL

Campitelli served as the center for commerce during the Roman Empire, and Romans have continued to build monuments of magnificence in the area.

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The neighborhood bustles with tourist activity, but in truth it's one of the least populated areas in Rome.

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Campitelli's arsenal of archaeological sites, feats of human achievements, symbols of powerful pasts, and ornate churches don't leave much space for everyday residences.

Must-See Rome: A Tourist Hotspot

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It's not everyday that one gets to visit what most have only read about in history books.

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When the opportunity presents itself, seeing Campitelli becomes imperative.

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Italy Rome Campitelli DBL

Capturing Campitelli?

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Italy Rome Campitelli DBL

No matter how many photos you take, the neighborhood's awe-inspiring history remains elusive on film.

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Sometimes, conjuring the past is better left to the imagination.

Open Air Museums and Living History

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Exclaiming "Everything is ruined!" is never more welcome than when in Campitelli. This land of crumbling monuments signifies ancient Rome's downtown.

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Italy Rome Campitelli DBL

Each building represents an era of old Rome. History hibernates in its every surviving foundation, stair, and structure.

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Ancient Romans used this square to gather, trade at its market, and pray at its temple.

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Italy Rome Campitelli DBL
Italy Rome Campitelli DBL

Uncovering the stories of Rome's past is a never-ending pursuit. Excavation and anthropological analyzation continue in Campitelli.

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What might the future tell us about our past?

Photography

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

Diego Barone Lumaga lives in Naples, and works as both an IT engineer and a freelance photographer - though, he prefers the term, "photographic engineer." This collaboration with Airbnb gave him the opportunity to combine his love of travel with his photographic eye. It also led him to discover the many historical treasures of Rome, which he considers the greatest empire in history.

Diego Barone Lumaga

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