Rome

It is difficult to find accommodation in Rome and the prices are high. In the historic centre there are only small apartments; more spacious accommodation with gardens can only be found in the modern suburbs. Good permanent employment is also scarce, although there are plenty of openings for language teaching, translating and domestic work. Public transport is cheap and the bus system is good. The underground service is improving but is still not up to the standards of other European cities. There are strict traffic controls in the historic centre but elsewhere traffic gridlocks during rush hours. Parking is scarce and extremely expensive. There is a large, well-organised expatriate community with plenty of international schools, churches and associations. And the difficulties of living in Rome are more than compensated by the sheer thrill of living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Appia Antica
Appia Antica

One of the most beautiful consular roads of ancient Rome, the Appia Antica gives an idea of Romes's...

Appia Nuova
Appia Nuova

Unlike Appia Antica there is very little that is beautiful here. It is close to S.Giovanni, and the...

Ardeatina
Ardeatina

The Ardeatina is one of the roads that leads to the Castelli Romani. Usually it blocked by traffic,...

Aurelio, Bravetta
Aurelio, Bravetta

Situated near the Circonvallazione Aurelia and Via Gregorio VII, the apartment buildings Aurelia are...

Aventino, San Saba
Aventino, San Saba

A predominantly residential area, the Aventino is ideal for those looking for peace and quiet with p...

Axa, Casal Palocco, Infernetto
Axa, Casal Palocco, Infernetto

These are all residential areas situated at about 15 kms from Rome, near the Via Cristoforo Colombo...

Balduina, Monte Mario
Balduina, Monte Mario

This is a respectable middle class zone. The four to five-storey apartment blocks went up in the 195...

Bologna, Nomentana
Bologna, Nomentana

Piazza Bologna is where all the life of the zone is centred. Very close to the Via Nomentana, it is...

Camilluccia
Camilluccia

The Camilluccia district runs along the road of the same name. It's a quiet residential area with mo...

Campo de' Fiori
Campo de' Fiori

Campo dei Fiori area in Rome This is in the heart of the historic centre, sandwiched between Piazza...

Cassia
Cassia

Old Roman consular road to the north-west, unfortunaly the Via Cassia has very little of the ancient...

Colosseum, Monti
Colosseum, Monti

Colosseum is the between the Colosseum and S. Giovanni. It is still unspoilt even though it is close...

Corso Francia
Corso Francia

This area is characterized by the big flyover that links Parioli and the historic centre with zones...

Esquilino
Esquilino

Near to Rome's main railway station, the Esquilino, is fast becoming Rome's Chinatown. However it is...

EUR
EUR

Esposizione Universale Roma is EUR's full name. Built during fascism for the universal exhibition, i...

Flaminio
Flaminio

A pleasant district with three to four-storey apartment buildings. Situated between the historic cen...

Fleming
Fleming

The Fleming district is just off Corso Francia, on the other side of the road from Vigna Clara. Eleg...

Garbatella
Garbatella

The Garbatella area in Rome Once one of the working class districts in Rome, Garbatella is now enjo...

Gregorio VII
Gregorio VII

All activity in this area is mainly along Via Gregorio VII, a major road that leads from the Vatican...

Historic centre
Historic centre

Of all the districts of Rome, the centre gives the best idea of the history of this city. It stretch...

Jewish Ghetto
Jewish Ghetto

This is the small area that stretches from Largo Argentina to the river. Not much of the original gh...

Laurentino
Laurentino

The area takes its name from the Via Laurentino which runs south from the modern district of EUR. Th...

Magliana
Magliana

Once considered one of the zones with the highest crime rates in Rome, the Magliana is being transfo...

Monte Sacro
Monte Sacro

Situated at the end of Via Nomentana, Montesacro is one of the garden suburbs of Rome, built in the...

Monteverde
Monteverde

Monteverde is realy divided into two areas, Monteverde Vecchia and Monteverde Nuovo.Monteverde Vecch...

Monti
Monti

Monti, between Termini station and Via dei Fori Imperiali, has a genuine village atmosphere even tho...

Olgiata
Olgiata

This district, situated outside the Gran Raccordo Anulare (Rome's ring road) is inhabitated by the w...

Ostiense
Ostiense

In the 19th century Ostiense was the industrial heart of Rome but today it is a bustling multi-ethni...

Pantheon - Campo Marzio
Pantheon - Campo Marzio

This is the political centre of the capital. Within a few metres of the massive columns of the Panth...

Parioli
Parioli

Parioli, which was built in the 1930s, has always been considered the zone of the affluent, socialit...

Pigneto
Pigneto

Situated beyond S. Giovanni, due east of the city centre, Pigneto is primarily associated with an al...

Popolo - Spagna
Popolo - Spagna

I f you are looking for somewhere to live in this part of town head for the charming Via Margutta ne...

Prati
Prati

Built at the end of 19th century after the unification of Italy Prati is one of the few examples of...

Prenestina
Prenestina

The Via Prenestina goes east from S. Giovanni. It is almost always blocked by traffic. It a lively a...

Quartiere Africano, Salario, Trieste
Quartiere Africano, Salario, Trieste

The Africano area came by its name because almost all the streets here are called after African town...

S. Giovanni
S. Giovanni

The main attraction of of S. Giovanni is the basilica from which the district takes its name. It is...

S. Lorenzo
S. Lorenzo

Tucked between Termini train station and the Campo Verano cemetery, S. Lorenzo is originally a worki...

St Peter's
St Peter's

The main attraction of the zone is St Peter's and the surrounding borghi, as they are known. Full of...

Testaccio
Testaccio

Built in the 19th century to house the workers of the nearby industrial zone of Ostiense, today Test...

Tiburtina
Tiburtina

This area takes its name from the wide road that runs through the whole district, starting from San...

Trastevere
Trastevere

Trastevere used to be defined as the most Roman of all the districts, but not many real Romans live...

Veneto
Veneto

In the Dolce Vita days of the 1950s and 60s this used to be one of the most sought-after areas of th...

Vigna Clara
Vigna Clara

This area is between Corso Francia and Via Cassia. It is an rather characterless part of the city an...