Esquilino

Elevating function over form, this central neighborhood consists of simple ethnic eateries and convenient transit options.

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.

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On the Map

Esquilino is within Roma Centro and bordered by San Lorenzo, Celio, Castro Pretorio, Pigneto, Monti, and San Giovanni

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Leonardo da Vinci Airport: 30 minutes by Leonardo Express
Termini Station: It's a short walk away
The Colosseum: 10 minutes by public transit
The Vatican: 20 minutes by public transit

Contemporary Rome: Urban, Busy, and Cosmopolitan

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Esquilino's central location and numerous transit options ensure that this neighborhood is always on the move.

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Locals, tourists, and passers-through intersect in this contemporary Roman neighborhood.

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Trams take you to nearby hotspots and trains departing from Termini Station whisk passengers beyond Italy's borders.

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While in Esquilino, take some time to tour the neighborhood. Its churches, squares, and streets fill with people throughout the day.

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The neighborhood's streetscapes are cinematic.

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You'll like it here.

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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

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Locals, travelers, and tourists constantly move through Esquilino and lend the neighborhood its cosmopolitan inclinations.

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Italy Rome Esquilino PSB

Ethnic eateries, markets, shops, and stalls dot its urban landscape.

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Italy Rome Esquilino PSB

The neighborhood's park spaces serve as everyday gathering places for Esquilino's locals.

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The Neighborhood's Favorite Market

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Officially Mercato Esquilino and colloquially Piazza Vittorio Market, the neighborhood's open air market promises its residents the fresh, hard-to-find ingredients they need to uphold Italy's reputation for creating mouthwatering cuisine.

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Italy Rome Esquilino PSB

From fine cuts of meat to straight-from-the-docks fish, you'll find everything you need for the evening's meal.

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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."

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Dining Like a Local

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From trattorias to bakeries and perfect espressos to patio dining, Esquilino's vast array of dining options lures Romans from all over the city to sample its simple culinary delights.

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ESQUILINO SAN GIOVANNI MARCO GIARRACCA
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More than a passing fad, dining in Esquilino is a locally beloved pastime.

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The perfect cup of espresso complements the perfect pastry.

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Italy Rome Esquilino PSB

In Esquilino, locals take the time to enjoy both equally.

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In Esquilino, there's no rush.

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Enjoy.

Photography

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.

Pauline Boldt

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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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