Monteverde is realy divided into two areas, Monteverde Vecchia and Monteverde Nuovo. Monteverde Vecchio is situated above and beyond Trastevere and on one side of the Gianicolo, Monteverde Vecchio is characterized by three or four-storey apartment blocks and tree-lined streets. The main attraction of the zone is Villa Pamphili, one of Rome's largest parks of Rome. It is a good place for joggers and fitness freaks and offers a series of attractions such as the newly-restored Villa Pamphili, now the centre for government conferences, several lakes and plenty of woodland. The district is quiet and relatively traffic-free, except the Via Dandolo zone, one of the streets that links Monteverde to Trastevere. There is a scarcity of public transport into the historic centre, but it offers a pleasant and seemingly unhurried way of life. Monteverde Nuovo, built during the 1950s building boom, can be considered an extension of the adjoining area of Monteverde Vecchio. Slightly closer to the Circonvallazione Gianicolense, it offers much the same attractions and life style. However it is slightly cheaper although it is not so attractive and is further from the prestigious areas of the city. Bus links to Trastevere and the historic centre are rather better than in Monteverde Vecchio.