Quadraro

Humble homes, tidy gardens, and a heart of gold characterize this southeastern Roman neighborhood.

Ever since Quadraro's citizens impeded the infiltration of Mussolini and the Germans into their neighborhood, their rebellious spirit has remained unflinching. The neighborhood's residents have developed a tight-knit community that prides itself on maintaining its fiercely independent and self-sufficient nature. Quadraro continues to resist external forces as everyone from real-estate developers to local authorities seeks to tame its unapologetic character and edgy undertones–the same character and undertones that make it a local favorite.

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On the Map

Quadraro is bordered by Tor Pignattara, Cinecittá, and San Giovanni

Leonardo da Vinci Airport: 45 minutes by cab without traffic
Termini Station: 25 minutes by public transit
The Colosseum: 35 minutes by public transit
The Vatican: 45 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Generations of Neighborly Ties In Quadraro

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Most of Quadraro's residents have called the neighborhood home for their entire lives.

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Actually, most of Quadraro's residents' mothers, grandmothers, and grandmothers' grandmothers have called the neighborhood home for their entire lives.

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Italy Rome Quadraro DBL
Italy Rome Quadraro DBL

This generations-old kinship infuses Quadraro's community with a deep-seeded pride.

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Their pride manifests itself in the passionate small businesses and straight-from-the-belly chuckles made by its residents.

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From the local lunch meeting to the local butcher, the neighborhood's small-town allure remains constant.

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Italy Rome Quadraro DBL
Italy Rome Quadraro DBL

Quadraro's populace may seem brusque at first, but get to know these proud people and you'll get to know their welcoming attitudes as well.

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By then, it will be easy to walk down the street and ask, "How do you do?"

Our area is safe and well connected to the city center. Here is where the real Romans live, and it's full of cheap restaurants, bars, and every kind of shop. Our fruit market is also real, not the touristic  "Campo dei Fiori" one!"

Quadraro's Ancient Park

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Thousands of years ago, several aqueducts brought water to Quadraro's citizens.

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Quadraro Gill
Quadraro Gill

Now, their ancient ruins serve a new purpose for the people of Quadraro.

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Quadraro Gill
Quadraro Gill

Aqueducts Park provides neighborhood joggers, walkers, bikers, and canine companions with a place to relax, reminisce, and contemplate Rome's beginnings.

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Quadraro Gill
Quadraro Gill

If you're looking to walk farther or become stronger, being surrounded by incredible human accomplishments helps inspire greatness.

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In the Quadraro district, you can enjoy the real atmosphere of Rome, as true Roman citizens and not as mere tourists."

Quadraro's Edgy Inclinations

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Street art is prevalent in the neighborhood.

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Italy Rome Quadraro DBL
Italy Rome Quadraro DBL

Locals often commission their own homes' and vehicles' exteriors to be adorned with artistic statements.

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At times, this aggravates outsiders who see beauty in bare walls.

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In Quadraro, public art is another form of personal pride.

Photography

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

Diego Barone Lumaga

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Diego Barone Lumaga lives in Naples, and works as both an IT engineer and a freelance photographer - though, he prefers the term, "photographic engineer." This collaboration with Airbnb gave him the opportunity to combine his love of travel with his photographic eye. It also led him to discover the many historical treasures of Rome, which he considers the greatest empire in history.

Kristina Gill

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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.