As a neighbourhood composed of rustic archways leading into markets with picture-perfect pastry cases, Esquilino typifies everyday Rome. Its namesake piazza and accompanying obelisk serve as practical meeting places where established immigrants brush elbows with idly chatting intellectuals and artists. Replace the prestige of old-world marvels with the pragmatic offerings of master butchers, and you’ll encounter the nonchalant lifestyle of Esquilino—a contemporary kind of Rome.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
Contemporary Rome: Urban, Busy, and Cosmopolitan
A Cosmopolitan Culture In Esquilino
The Neighbourhood's Favourite Market
Dining Like a Local
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Marco Giarracca lives in Rome and works around the world. After four years studying music he took up photography in 2001. His work mainly focuses on interiors, architecture, food, still-life, and portraits. When he’s not working he loves good food, hiking, climbing, travelling, and meeting new people. He was delighted to photograph his beautiful home city for Airbnb.
Pauline Boldt is a freelance photographer and creative director who works globally. She takes pictures of where she is and what is around her. While spending two weeks in Rome photographing for Airbnb, she loved getting to know the historic city intimately. Pauline's current work can be found on her internationally featured blog, 26mertonroad.com.