San Giovanni defies the definition of “authentic Rome.” The neighborhood is replete with Renaissance buildings yet scarce in the city's renowned cobblestone streets and low-lit wine bars. Decidedly local in demeanor, San Giovanni's modern avenues open out onto unexpectedly ornate cathedrals, its food scene is centered on community produce markets rather than restaurants, and entertainment happens in parks rather than clubs. San Giovanni invites modern Romans to compare and contrast the pages of history with the amenities of the present day.See 503 places to stay Save this neighborhood
A Local Vibe In A Central Location
For those seeking entertainment, the area offers a wide choice of clubs, cinemas and theaters. For nature lovers, San Giovanni also offers green areas where you can stroll and relax."
San Giovanni's Internationally Acclaimed Site
The San Giovanni district is one of the most ancient area of Rome, preserving different architecture styles and historic time periods: from ancient Rome and Christian vestige, to prestigious Baroque buildings, to strict fascista architecture of the early 20th century."
Shopping In San Giovanni
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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.
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.