As a neighborhood composed of rustic archways leading into markets with picture-perfect pastry cases, Esquilino typifies everyday Rome. Its namesake piazza and accompanying obelisk serve as practical meeting places where established immigrants brush elbows with idly chatting intellectuals and artists. Replace the prestige of old-world marvels with the pragmatic offerings of master butchers, and you’ll encounter the nonchalant lifestyle of Esquilino—a contemporary kind of Rome.See 451 places to stay Save this neighborhood
Contemporary Rome: Urban, Busy, and Cosmopolitan
The Esquiline is the most multi-ethnic district of Rome. It also offers many eateries such as bars, cafés, pizzerias and restaurants for all budgets and tastes."
A Cosmopolitan Culture In Esquilino
The Neighborhood's Favorite Market
Set between the basilicas of Santa Maria Maggiore, San Giovanni in Laterano and Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, and just ten minutes walk from the Colosseum."
Dining Like a Local
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
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.
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.