Situated beyond S. Giovanni, due east of the city centre, Pigneto is primarily associated with an alternative lifestyle and has a young and edgy feel to it. By day it doesn't differ too much from other Roman suburbs but after the sun goes down there is a noticeably bohemian atmosphere. Its lively night life, cheaper rents and vibrant street art scene make the district popular with students.
There are plenty of bars, restaurants and food markets in the neighbourhood which is known for its Communist roots and its connections to Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini. Wedged between the busy Via Casilina and Via Prenestina, the area is well served by public transport, particularly trams, and it is relatively near the Tuscolana train station and Metro A line.