Quartiere di San Lorenzo

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Originally a working-class neighborhood that was heavily bombed during World War II, the Quartiere di San Lorenzo reborn as one of the liveliest spots of Rome, both for leisure and culture. It houses many examples of street art, such as the block-long mural by Alice Pasquini, and also some of the best restaurants in the city.

The “quartiere” occupies the two sides of the early stretch of Via Tiburtina, starting from the Termini railway station and ending at the Verano area, the location of the basilica of San Lorenzo Fuori le Mura, one of the seven pilgrim churches of Rome. This district may not be a major touristic destination in Rome, but it should: it is a young, artistic and bohemian place, full of pizzerias, boutiques, and bookshops.

In the summer, young Romans gather at the Piazza dell’Immacolata holding their beers before heading to the inexpensive pizzerias. There’s always something happening in San Lorenzo: film screenings, courses, concerts and dance classes, most of them around Via Dei Volsci.

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San Lorenzo 00185 Roma