Gritty San Lorenzo puts “shabby” in Roman chic and “counter” in Italian culture. Locals are more likely to spray-paint a colourful mural rather than admire a Caravaggio and shop at a thrift store rather than indulge at a designer boutique. A massive student population lends San Lorenzo its effulgent energy, and its creativity is rapidly patching the scars of post-industrial decline. San Lorenzo's young soul contributes to its rising reputation as the Eternal City’s au courant spot for the avant-garde.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
New Soul In an Ancient Neighbourhood
A very lively district. The taste is a little bohemian, and the lights of the local craft shops and artist studios make it a vital area of the city. It's own small country where people love to live in the streets and squares both day and night."
San Lorenzo's Distinctive Local Flair
The most colourful and young quarter of Rome. During the day, you can enjoy the popular flea markets, little restaurants of all types, and unforgettable views. In the evening, you can hear live music, drink with a lot of new friends or simply walk under the moon between street artists, music, and history."
Nightlife to Last Until the Morning
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Kristina Gill is a food photographer, food and drinks editor at Design*Sponge, and cookbook reviewer at Mattbites. While shooting Rome she was struck by how well some Roman neighbourhoods have preserved traditions and family businesses while others are in constant renewal.