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take a trip across the river to rome’s most charm­ing neigh­bour­hood packed with restau­rants, vin­tage shops and se­cret gar­dens

Green es­capes

If the fre­netic, vi­brant streets of Traste­vere get a lit­tle tire­some for you, you can step into a world of bliss and seren­ity at Orto Botan­ico, Rome’s botan­i­cal gar­den. With more than 7,000 in­ter­na­tional plant va­ri­eties and a Ja­panese tea gar­den, it’s a lit­tle zen den hid­den among the madness.

or­to­b­otan­i­copd.it

Old relics

Ital­ian de­signer gear not your thing? Treste­vere houses many in­de­pen­dent out­lets like Twice Vin­tage a quirky vin­tage haunt that cel­e­brates the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. You’ll find psychedelic-printed shirts along­side glam­orous frocks.

twicev­in­tage.com

Sun­day fun day

The enor­mous Porta Portese Sun­day flea mar­ket sells ev­ery­thing from clothes to an­tiques – so pre­pare to bar­gain with the stall own­ers. It’s a Rome in­sti­tu­tion for both res­i­dents and visi­tors, just be care­ful with your own be­long­ings while you shop.

Pi­azza di Porta Portese, 00153, por­ta­portese.it

Glo­ri­ous food

Head over to the his­toric bak­ery La Renella, where you can pick up tra­di­tional bis­cotti and ciambel­loni. Al­ter­na­tively, pull up a bar stool and or­der pizza by the slice and watch the masters work next to their wood-fired ovens. The smell is incredible.

pan­i­fi­ci­o­larenella.com

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