Pigneto

Wine glasses are never empty and bars are open late in Pigneto, a neighborhood that exudes 24-hour energy.

Unabashed, brash, and extraordinarily approachable, Pigneto's zealous artistry and culinary craftsmanship lures art-lovers, food aficionados, and photo journalists to wander its alleys and get to know its micro-culture. Discerning wine bars keep the mood mysterious with low lighting, and exclamatory artworks keep the streets colorful with high-minded murals. Unshaven faces, contemplative conversations, and cigarette-smoking creative types typify the urban landscape of this gritty and altogether enviable east Roman destination.

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On the Map

Pigneto is bordered by San Lorenzo, Tor Pignattara, Esquilino, Centocelle, San Giovanni, and Roma Centro

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Difficult

Leonardo da Vinci Airport: 50 minutes by public transit and Leonardo Express
Termini Station: 15 minutes by public transit
The Colosseum: 20 minutes by public transit
The Vatican: 30 minutes by public transit

The Ultimate Destination for Emerging Artists

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Pigneto's first impression can often intimidate visitors.

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The graffiti? The dilapidation?

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The scandalous postings?

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At first glance, the neighborhood might seem unapproachable. In reality, Pigneto has become one of Rome's most beloved, and most popular, destinations.

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Artists of every sort congregate in Pigneto. Culinary experimenters, al fresco painters, and aspiring philosophers gather around cafe tables, street lamps, and bar counters.

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In Pigneto, chairs are intended for more than sitting.

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Chairs are platforms for contemplation and creation.

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Pigneto is known as one of the most fashionable and artistic Rome neighborhoods, famous as the favourite set of Pasolini and Neo Realism cinema and a trendy area mixed with the flavor of the old and authentic Rome."

Culture and Art After Dark

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Pigneto's most popular area, the "area pedonale," inspires crowds of people to flock to its bars, cafes, and music venues.

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The area is closed to traffic and wandering it on foot by morning, evening, and late night is pedestrian-tested and partier approved.

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Small plates and big drinks seem to serve themselves in this late-night hotspot.

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24-hour markets and food stands offer meals for the famished after a long night out.

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The Morning After In Pigneto

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As the bars close down and the sun comes up in the "area pedonale," tumblers are tucked away and farmers' market stalls sell fresh produce and cut flowers.

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Restaurants and cafes re-open, and their appetizers and lunches feed a less raucous daytime clientele.

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The nighttime will commence soon enough.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Kristina Gill is a food photographer, food and drinks editor at Design*Sponge, and cookbook reviewer at Mattbites. While shooting Rome she was struck by how well some Roman neighborhoods have preserved traditions and family businesses while others are in constant renewal.

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