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Rome - recommendation of best area/neighborhood to stay/eat wanted

KansasTornado Jan 16, 2011 01:06 PM

Headed to Rome in April and was looking for ideas about slighly less touristed, but still interesting area/neighborhoods to stay and eat.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

  1. minchilli Feb 14, 2011 12:29 AM

    A great neighborhood to stay in is Monti. It's very centrally located, but not touristy at all. The Apollo hotel is great, low priced place to stay. Higher end try Duca D'Alba or Ceasar House. Very high end Inn at the Roman Forum.
    Restaurants in Monti:
    Taverna dei Fori Imperiali
    Taverna Romana
    L'Asino D'Oro
    Urbana 47
    Al Vino Al Vino (wine Bar)
    Cavour 313 (Wine Bar and Restaurant)
    Sitar (Indian)
    Hasekura (Japanese)
    Faifiuche (wine, beer plus food)

    Urbana 47
    Via Urbana, 47, Rome, Lazio 00184, IT

    1. 2friends Feb 14, 2011 12:20 AM

      Look around the area of Prat. It is just beside the Vatican & Castel S.Angelo and you can walk across the Tiber to the old part of Rome and avoid the tourist area. There are lots of nice restaurants and Pizzerias and best of Rome's icecream shops here. There is a nice covered food market in Via Colle di Rienzo.Lots of little hotels too.

      1. steve h. Jan 19, 2011 02:27 PM

        How are your language skills?

        1. mbfant Jan 17, 2011 11:32 PM

          Trastevere is a good idea, another could be the more central parts of Prati. The very touristy Campo de’ Fiori area has good food. But actually, the totally untouristy often modern peripheral quarters (some bourgeois, some working class) have excellent trattorias and food shops. There are municipal markets in every neighborhood (you could do a search for mercati comunali).

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          1. re: mbfant
            vinoroma Jan 18, 2011 12:59 AM

            By the way, here is a very extensive list of markets in Rome, in English and up-to-date, divided into farmer's markets and normal ones.

            1. re: vinoroma
              hychka Jan 20, 2011 11:22 AM

              Thanks! I added that to favorites for our May trip.

            2. re: mbfant
              neenzer Jan 19, 2011 07:37 AM

              I'm staying in the Prati neighborhood next week. Any recommendations would be much appreciated! Especially for the budget minded. Thanks!

            3. Db Cooper Jan 17, 2011 08:31 AM

              We stayed in the Trastevere and thought it was perfect for us. We were with walking distance of most of the tourist sights we wanted to see and restaurants/farmers markets we wanted to visit.


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              1. re: Db Cooper
                chefathome Jan 17, 2011 08:44 AM

                +1 Trastevere.

                1. re: chefathome
                  masnole Feb 12, 2011 12:30 PM

                  +2 for Trastevere. Great part of the city......

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