Garbatella is Rome's living proof that things don't always go according to plan. This Fascist-designed web of curved sidewalks and angular plazas was forced to convert to Communism in the 1970s. Garbatella’s residents responded to the totalitarian policies and now their freewheeling, free-thinking spirits are reflected in the neighborhood's delightfully diverse food offerings and relaxed nightlife. Garbatella might not be the stringent utopia envisioned by its founders, but it remains one of Rome’s most intriguing neighborhoods.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Infused With Community Spirit In Central Rome
Many interesting excursions on foot can be made from here to important sites such as the Via Appia with its Roman ruins and catacombs, the basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls where the apostle is buried, the beautiful houses of the 1930's in Garbatella, and the Sunday market at Portaportese..."
Garbatella's Culinary Culture
Garbatella's Fresh Food Market
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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.