Garbatella is Rome's living proof that things don't always go according to plan. This Fascist-designed web of curved sidewalks and angular plazas was forced to convert to Communism in the 1970s. Garbatella’s residents responded to the totalitarian policies and now their freewheeling, free-thinking spirits are reflected in the neighbourhood's delightfully diverse food offerings and relaxed nightlife. Garbatella might not be the stringent utopia envisioned by its founders, but it remains one of Rome’s most intriguing neighbourhoods.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
Infused With Community Spirit In Central Rome
Garbatella's Culinary Culture
Garbatella's Fresh Food Market
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Thomas Toti is a photographer and director of photography. He has been burning film since he was 15 years old. A fascination for different cultures has led him to travel and this passion manifests itself in his work, where he applies a fresh approach to every shoot. He is intrigued by Rome and loved shooting for Airbnb as it allowed him to pay homage to both the city and its tourists.