Living in Rome? Guide by neighborhoods
What are the best neighborhoods in Rome to live in? The capital is a large city, full of services and everything you need, whatever your lifestyle. In some areas particular green areas are concentrated, in other services or nightlife. To answer the question on which are the best neighborhoods in Rome where to live you must first understand what you need. Here is a short list of areas with their characteristics and conveniences.
It is an area suitable for everyone: there are schools, offices, shopping centers, new and less new apartments, to buy or rent. It is crossed by the underground line A and is characterized by large green areas, such as the park of the Aqueducts (the ancient ones built by the Romans), part of the largest regional park of the ancient Appian Way, as well as Villa Lazzaroni (Appio-Latino in the known area like Alberone, near the Furio Camillo metro station). Recently, in the first part of via Tuscolana, a cycle path has also been created, although cycling under the ancient aqueducts is certainly more beautiful. It is therefore a neighborhood – large – perfect for families with children, young sportsmen who love jogging or for those who work in an office in the center and want to move on the subway. Property prices vary according to the neighborhood area. So for all budgets.
It is a neighborhood suitable for families looking for a residential area of a certain level, with large green spaces (Villa Pamphili and Gianicolo), very close to the center to which it is well connected. It extends over the Janiculum hill, overlooking Trastevere, the heart of the capital’s nightlife. Monteverde is therefore perfect even for very young and non-young people who like to go out in the evening, while remaining a quiet area away from chaos: to easily reach it when you feel like it!
Pigneto and San Lorenzo
They are perfect areas for young people and students: this is where a great artistic and cultural fervor is concentrated together with numerous places suitable for those who love nightlife, including live music, shows and exhibitions. The Pigneto extends between via Prenestina and via Casilina, while San Lorenzo between Sapienza University and Termini Station. The latter is the student district for excellence, where it is easy to rent an apartment or room.
For those who love the sea! It is the 10th Municipality of Rome and is well connected to the city center thanks to the railway, but also by road with the Cristoforo Colombo, via del Mare and via Ostiense. It is a quiet area, self-sufficient in terms of services (schools, sports centers, offices, green areas and parks, entertainment), but above all of bathing establishments.
Trieste (north Rome)
It is a very popular residential area (not surprisingly, many VIPs live there too! The prices for renting or buying a property here are slightly higher than the average capitoline. Numerous green spaces (Villa Torlonia and VillaAda), near the Grande Raccordo Anulare for those who travel by car and well served by public transport, the Trieste district and in general the whole area of Northern Rome are quite peaceful and elegant.
It is for romantics, but also for the very young, students and non-students, who love nightlife and fun, as well as strolling through the historic and particular streets of the center and along the Tiber river. It is well connected by public transport as it is an area in the heart of the city, also ideal for reaching central offices and universities.
A residential area of over 600 hectares in the green of northern Rome, but only 20 minutes by train from the center. It is a decidedly “IN” neighborhood, so much so that it is called “the Beverly Hills of Rome”: there are numerous entrepreneurs of national and international caliber, but also representatives of the world of culture and politics. The area is delimited by a specific fence monitored 24 hours a day, and obviously has controlled entrances. It makes use of sports facilities and all the necessary comforts. Where to go to live in Rome? Here certainly, it would be an excellent choice, but the necessary budget is definitely high.
Still the center of Rome: the district stands on the Esquiline hill and embraces areas such as Termini Station, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, San Giovanni in Laterano and Santa Croce in Gerusalemme. From here it is easy to understand how it is a highly varied area of Rome, where you can immerse yourself in the contemplation of history and art thanks to its monuments, or let yourself be carried away by modern life (in the multicultural comings and goings near the station) and the little places hidden in the alleys of the neighborhood. There is the historic market in Piazza Vittorio, several offices of the “La Sapienza” University, theaters, shopping and cultural centers. The green? The Esquiline is dominated by the Colle Oppio Park (bordering the Rione Monti): 11 hectares which also include the ruins of Nero’s villa. Between Termini station with the metro A and all the buses that leave from here, as well as metro B to the Colosseum is certainly the area of Rome best connected to the rest of the city and beyond.
Tuscolana – Cinecittà
Quiet, historic neighborhood, which embraces areas such as Don Bosco and the Appio Claudio, dominated in particular by the Aqueduct Park: an infinity of public greenery among the ancient ruins of the Felice aqueduct, built by the ancient Romans and still perfectly standing. It is an ideal area for families with children: the apartments have an average size and in addition to the park it is possible to find schools, kindergartens and numerous other services for the little ones, but also large shopping centers, the underground line A to at the Anagnina terminus, the historical studios of Cinecittà, where many films, fiction and television programs are still filmed. It is located in Southern Rome and is directly connected to the GRA, which also provides easy access to the A1 motorway. Even for commuters, therefore, it is an ideal neighborhood to go and live.
Eur – Laurentina
Both residential neighborhoods, capable of offering a high quality of life. They are close to green areas and within walking distance of the center.
The legends of this neighborhood arise from its political and social architectural contradictions, which deserve to be discovered. Quiet neighborhood ideal for families.
The neighborhood includes the area between via Nomentana, the eastern ring road, the Policlinico Umberto I and part of the San Lorenzo area. It is one of the smallest districts of the city, with a moderate population density, on average located in a medium-high social bracket.
Finding the right house in the right place to live in Rome may seem like an impossible mission, which is why you will need a good real estate agent who can understand your needs and guide you in choosing the right real estate solution.