Steps away from the shadow cast by the Colosseum, centrally located Celio maintains its locally-beloved atmosphere despite the crowds that gather nearby. Chic it is not–fabulous boutiques and Michelin-starred ristorantes position themselves in surrounding areas. This humble neighborhood doesn't require those amenities. Instead, Celio hums with scooter-engine buzz and gay-friendly bars, glows with the round-the-clock fluorescence of convenience stores, and enjoys its close proximity to some of the world's most renowned relics.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
A No-Frills Neighborhood Next to the Colosseum
Celio's Gargantuan Next-Door Neighbor
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.
Marco Giarracca lives in Rome and works around the world. After four years studying music he took up photography in 2001. His work mainly focuses on interiors, architecture, food, still-life, and portraits. When he’s not working he loves good food, hiking, climbing, traveling, and meeting new people. He was delighted to photograph his beautiful home city for Airbnb.
Pauline Boldt is a freelance photographer and creative director who works globally. She takes pictures of where she is and what is around her. While spending two weeks in Rome photographing for Airbnb, she loved getting to know the historic city intimately. Pauline's current work can be found on her internationally featured blog, 26mertonroad.com.