Gritty San Lorenzo puts “shabby” in Roman chic and “counter” in Italian culture. Locals are more likely to spray-paint a colorful mural rather than admire a Caravaggio and shop at a thrift store rather than indulge at a designer boutique. A massive student population lends San Lorenzo its effulgent energy, and its creativity is rapidly patching the scars of post-industrial decline. San Lorenzo's young soul contributes to its rising reputation as the Eternal City’s au courant spot for the avant-garde.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
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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.