Trastevere has a reputation as a village within the city. There’s no underground station and the streets are too narrow for buses to squeeze through. Whilst the neighbourhood used to really just be the go-to for artists and students, it has come to be one of Rome’s most popular spots. People of all ages enjoy wandering around the delightful shops, dining in the traditional Italian restaurants, and meeting up at one of the massive squares for a drink at the end of the day.
How about Piazza Trilussa? Crowds of locals and tourists flock here in the evening to find somewhere to sit on the steps to the square. The perfect place to while away many a summer’s evening with good friends, a drink in hand and music playing in the background.
And just around the corner is a bar called Meccanismo. If you order aperitivo here, the friendly staff will bring you light bites like cheese balls, pizza slices, couscous and bruschetta on a tagliere or wooden board. The portion sizes are perfect for tasting a bit of everything, and there’s an authentic feel about the place.
Price: EUR 10
Piazza Trilussa 34
daily from 07.30 a.m. – 2.00 a.m.