Testaccio is in-your-face, no-holds-barred Rome. On the edge of the old city, it sports a solitary ancient ruin that seems almost an afterthought. Testaccio's delightfully cramped restaurants and nightclubs are the opposite of trendy. Instead, their inelegance succeeds in making the neighborhood wildly popular with Romans who value exquisite food and bawdy fun more than seeing-and-being-seen. If you tire of gazing at fading frescoes or feeling like the frumpiest person around, Testaccio is the spot for you.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Affable, Artistic, Sociable: Simple Rome
During the day Testaccio is similar to a country town: market stalls, children playing in the square, dinner in local restaurants. At night, especially over the weekend, the neighbourhood is lively and full of a variety of events, from live music to theatres and exhibitions."
The Face of Testaccio
Testaccio is where the historic and the contemporary join in a creative and unusual combination. Also home to one of Rome's best and most colourful daily produce markets, and to a very trendy organic market."
Testaccio Market: Perfect Produce and Cured Meats
Handmade In Testaccio
Buzzing Nightlife In a Neighborly Place
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
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.
Marco Giarracca lives in Rome and works around the world. After four years studying music he took up photography in 2001. His work mainly focuses on interiors, architecture, food, still-life, and portraits. When he’s not working he loves good food, hiking, climbing, traveling, and meeting new people. He was delighted to photograph his beautiful home city for Airbnb.
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.