Celio

This centrally located neighborhood sports a no-nonsense attitude next to Rome's colossal achievement.

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.

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On the Map

Celio is within Roma Centro and bordered by Campitelli, Esquilino, Monti, Ripa, and San Giovanni

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Leonardo da Vinci Airport: 40 minutes by public transit and Leonardo Express
Termini Station: 5 minutes by public transit
The Colosseum: It's a short walk away
The Vatican: 25 minutes by public transit

A No-Frills Neighborhood Next to the Colosseum

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The symbol of Rome may be a monumental achievement, but its colossal size does not dominate Celio's character.

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Italy Rome Celio PSB
Italy Rome Celio PSB

Around the corner from the Colosseum, Celio locals run errands, rest, and relax.

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Italy Rome Celio PSB
Italy Rome Celio PSB
Italy Rome Celio PSB

No-frills cafes and markets serve locals looking for simple snacks and friendly service.

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Italy Rome Celio PSB

Celio's historical marvels don't get in the way of its citizens' modern-day lifestyles.

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Italy Rome Celio PSB
Italy Rome Celio PSB

In Celio, cafe chairs fill often and benches are never empty for long.

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Italy Rome Celio PSB

An unoccupied bench is a bench meant for sitting.

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Just ask these lovely ladies.

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Lots of trattorias, pizzerias, and high-class restaurants where you can taste typical Roman cuisine, and cafés and wine bars where you can have a drink at the end of a day spent admiring the wonders of Rome, set against the background of the Colosseum at sunset..."

cristiano

Hosts marvellous lo.ve colloseum

Celio's Gargantuan Next-Door Neighbor

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Not every neighborhood can claim to hold one of the world's wonders.

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Celio counts historical marvels like the Colosseum among its many attractions.

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Daily crowds gather to visit noteworthy sites beyond the noble arches of the Colosseum.

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Italy Rome Celio PSB

The Traiano Arch and Venere Temple leave their stone stamps on the neighborhood, too.

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Celio's historical sites are easily accessed by its multiple bus and underground stations.

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Italy Rome Celio PSB
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In this neighborhood, all roads still lead to Rome.

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Perfect for tourists looking for a peaceful and easy vacation."

Andrea

Hosts COLOSSEUM VIEW

Gay-Friendly Celio

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Celio constantly buzzes with nightlife activity. Across the street from the Colosseum, Rome's famous "Gay Street," Via San Giovanni Laterano, accounts for the evening's ceaseless cacophony.

Celio Sangiovanni in Laterano Toti IMG

In Celio, the night remains forever young.

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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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.

Marco Giarracca

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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.

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