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ROME SAN LORENZO: SPEND LESS, DO MORE

Welcome to San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo is a vibrant neighbourhood known for its youthful student residents and cool, laid back vibe. Here you will find numerous thrift shops to explore, affordable bars and restaurants and the unique wall art that line the streets. And of course you will likely want to visit the most famous landmark, after which the area was named, the Basilica of San Lorenzo, but consider that as only the start of your visit as there is so much more to see and do in this eclectic quarter.

Start by exploring the streets…

Part of the charm of San Lorenzo is the range of colourful graffiti art and murals that can be found throughout the district. Largely painted by the talented students of the University La Sapienza, here you will find unconventional and interesting modern pieces that have been increasingly appearing since the 2010 Graffiti Convention and 2012 Urban Contest. They give a unique feel to the district and well worth a look to appreciate the talent of some of the local students in this emerging scene.

Find a unique souvenir in this diverse part of town

With so many talented artisans in San Lorenzo, you won’t have to go too far to find a locally made unique reminder of your stay. From homemade scented candles to a variety of thrift shops with a vast assortment of Italian made clothing and accessories, you are sure to find pieces for yourself or gifts for family members that will remind you of your stay in the area for years to come.

Enjoy an evening tour

Take part in a four hour small group evening tour of some of the highlights in the city by minibus with an informative and entertaining guide. You will be picked up and dropped off at your hotel and also included is pizza and gelato. What more romantic way to explore the city then on a relaxed moonlit drive past its world famous sites and monuments?

It’s party time!

Given the youthful vibe of this neighbourhood, it should come as no surprise that there is an array of choices if you are looking for some nightlife. From underground bars to buzzing discos, you will be spoiled for choice in San Lorenzo. With its cabaret and burlesque shows, Micca Club is a great place to start for live entertainment and music. Check the website for details of upcoming shows and events. If you feel inspired, you may even decide to attend the club’s ‘burlesque academy’ where expert dancers will guide you through the moves. If you’re after a live music bar where you can dance the night away then try Il Baffo della Gioconda which features high quality music in a lively atmosphere. But if you prefer just to an evening drink rather than a wild night, and have already had your fill of pizza and pasta while you holiday in Rome, then head to the city’s only Jamaican inspired venue, Jamrock where you can enjoy good Creole style food at a reasonable price.

Spend Less, Do More

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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