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San Giovanni/Appio Latino
Busy and fast-paced
San Giovanni and Appio Latino contrast the old with the new.
Striking ancient edifices and brand-new buildings face off across modern streets.
There's hardly a cobblestone in sight, despite the area's history.
Here is where you'll find Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. This spectacular cathedral is the main tourist attraction.
What can I do here?
Apart from Basilica di San Giovanni, don't expect too many cultural landmarks. But that doesn't mean there's nothing to see or do.
Love shopping? You'll thrive in San Giovanni. Via Appia Nuova – one of the city's most famous shopping streets – runs right through the centre.
You prefer second-hand bargains to high-end boutiques? Head to the flea market on Via Sannio. It takes place every weekend.
Tired of the fancy ristorantes in the city centre? If wood-oven-cooked pizzas and a down-to-earth style are more your speed, you're in luck.
Because living here, you can avoid the trendy tourist-traps. Dine at food markets and enjoy local cuisine instead.
Re di Roma is a good bet. It's small, cosy, friendly, affordable, and popular with locals. The pasta dishes are recommended, but it's all good. Make sure you reserve a table.
Napoleoni on Via Appia Nuova will satisfy your sweet tooth. Pastries, ice cream, beer – it's all here.
There are more than 900 churches in Rome. Basilica di San Giovanni beats them all. It's the 'Archbasilica' – Rome's official cathedral. For 1000 years it was the most prominent church in Christendom. Enduring!
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