The Other Rome: Where the Romans Live!


The views from our hotel room window.
If you have never been to Rome, you will want to stay somewhere close to the city centre and incredible Roman sites that brought you here. If however, you have been to Rome before and are after a different experience without the hordes of tourists, where Romans live, dine and shop, you might want to consider staying north of the city center, outside the city walls, near the neighborhoods around the Villa Borghese. This is what we did on this trip and had quite a different, quieter, more peaceful experience of Rome. It also has an additional benefit of offering nicer accommodations that are less expensive than city center options. Check out some photos and see what you think.
A peaceful home’s side entrance. There are no car horns here, no taxis racing around, the only sounds are bird songs and the occasional dark barking. Pure relaxation.
Rome side street
Oh, did I mention the Italians like good food……
Someone’s porte-cochere (Car port) ceiling…..
Some Roman homes…..

Oh, and the only nearby tourist attraction, The Villa Borghese…….
The headquarters of the Carbineri (Italian Military Police) are nearby. So you are, uhhhh, quite safe here……
Ciao from peaceful Rome……we’re heading north tomorrow.