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Several neighborhoods come together here, just north of the Roman forum and Colosseum. They range from the bustling, multicultural Esquilino neighborhood to the super-trendy, yet still traditional, ancient rione of Monti. Most travelers will find themselves passing through at least part of the area, either when they come into the Termini train station or pay a visit to Michelangelo’s Moses at
the Church of San Pietro in Vincoli. Head farther south for the evocative Via Appia Antica, dotted with ruins and ancient catacombs.
If you ever wanted to feel like the Caesars—with all of ancient Rome (literally) at your feet—simply head to Michelangelo's famed Piazza del...
While Romans consider these neighborhoods central, they are off the beaten path just enough to be little-known to tourists—and to have retained...