The Garbatella area in Rome
Once one of the working class districts in Rome, Garbatella is now enjoying something of a renaissance. Here pretty areas alternate with large cement buildings and a few parks or gardens. Situated behind the city's Roma Tre university, there are still some bargain prices to be found even though there is increasing interest among real estate agents in this zone. Even though it is situated between the Via Ostiense and Via Cristoforo Colombo, a big highway running from the modern suburb of EUR to the historic centre, public transport is not very good.