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Garbatella District (Quartiere Garbatella) Tours

Garbatella District (Quartiere Garbatella)
Escaping the relentless crowds and chaos of central Rome can seem like an impossible feat. Just a short distance from some of the city’s most overrun neighborhoods, however, the Quartiere Garbatella beckons with its relaxed vibe, authentic restaurants, burgeoning art scene, and captivating mix of historic and contemporary.

The Basics

This former working-class residential area developed at the beginning of the 20th century has been revitalized over the past few decades, and is now considered one of the most interesting neighborhoods in Rome. Old-style trattorias, the landmark Palladium Theater, and faded ocher buildings encircling quiet courtyards give the area a vintage charm, while street art, the steel Settimia Spizzichino Bridge, and trendy bars and clubs that come to life after sundown are signs of Garbatella’s recent renaissance.

Join a walking or biking street art tour to see Garbatella’s colorful murals, or a food tour or cooking lesson for a glimpse into its proud food culture. The Gladiator School is a hands-on place for kids to learn about Roman history. Other highlights include the Centrale Montemartini, home to a vast collection of ancient statues, and the Catacombs of Commodilla, decorated with early Christian art.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Architecture aficionados will appreciate the mix of 1930s fascist architecture and 1920s Barocchetto Romano—an architectural style that combines botanical and animal motifs with faux medieval and Renaissance flourishes.
  • Kids will love the vibrant street art scattered across the neighborhood.
  • If you’re looking for authentic Italian food and wine, Garbatella is considered one of the best neighborhoods in Rome for old-school cuisine.

How to Get There

Garbatella is located just south of the Roma Ostiense train station. The easiest way to get there is by metro—take line B to the Garbatella stop.

When to Get There
Garbatella is fun to explore any time of the year, but spring and fall have the mildest weather.

Ponte Settimia Spizzichino
The striking contemporary bridge, made from curved white steel and cables, is named for Settimia Spizzichino, the only female Roman Jew to survive deportation to Auschwitz. She lived in Garbatella until her death in 2000.
Address: Rome 00154, Italy
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8 Tours and Activities to Experience Garbatella District (Quartiere Garbatella)

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Rome Photowalking Tour: the unique courtyards of GarbatellaHalf-day Tours

Rome Photowalking Tour: the unique courtyards of Garbatella

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Garbatella: the unconventional, one-in-a-kind residential district of Rome. Wonder though the alleys of one of the most poetic neighborhoods of Rome: decadent charm, noble architecture and incredible street art works. You will find all of this in Garbatella. Close to the Ostiense district and behind the sweet waters of the Tiber, let yourself be inspired! Enjoy this unconventional walk and visit the typical courtyards of Garbatella’s “lotti” – where the Fascist government built the houses for those workers appointed to the construction of the industrial area of the city. Let yourself be inspired by this characteristic Roman district!
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  • 3 hours
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$373.00 
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Vespa Tour Street ArtPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Vespa Tour Street Art

The ever growing popularity of street art in Rome has changed the look and feel of the city and is bringing more and more curious visitors to otherwise unknown areas. We will get to know different neighborhoods through a selection of murals and share with you their customs and history and how these relate to Rome in the 21st Century.
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Beautiful neighbourhoods of Rome Tour by Mini Vintage Cabriolet , special drink stopover includedPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Beautiful neighbourhoods of Rome Tour by Mini Vintage Cabriolet , special drink stopover included

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The tour starts off from the hotel and back.It has a duration of 3-4 hours On this very special tour in the neighborhoods of Rome , you will experience the Eternal City from a different perspective . You will be taken to seven neighbohoods to see where the Romans work , live and play. These areas are not usually visited on normal tour you get a chance to visit them. This will allow you to experience the true spirit of a Roman. Naturally we will pass through the heart of Ancient Rome  during the tour , the driver will share some anecdotes of the local people and their lifestyles.  This is a small group tour: max 7 people includes wellcome present , a cool italian hats  and a  beautiful aperitif served with appetizers in cozy place where only Romans socialize
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Rent Italian vintage bikesMountain Bike Tours

Rent Italian vintage bikes

We are an ethical bike women's cooperative, Let's Bike focused on bike and environment. Bikes are our great passion. Being Italian is a maniac approach to details and to quality of the materials, trying to work always harder to improve the level. We are proud to share the smoothness of handmade Italian bikes with you. At Let's Bike we trust in fair tourism, the one who respects places, tourist and workers, as a meeting of locals and travelers and an exchange of cultures, good for both, for us to proudly share our real made in Italy, for you to try and love it! We thought it was a great option offer the opportunity of riding top quality vintage bikes on roman streets.
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E-bike tour - Rome hidden between street art and street foodMountain Bike Tours

E-bike tour - Rome hidden between street art and street food

Rome the eternal city, Rome the city of a thousand faces, Rome in constant evolution. Embark with us on an unusual and contemporary adventure, outside the usual mass tourism schemes. Discover Rome through a conscious tourism experience, admiring the most beautiful street art works in Italy that have contributed to revitalize difficult areas of Rome full of history and stories. This is real Rome, everyday, naked and raw. We will pass through testaccio, the Garbatella, Tor Marancia and the Caffarella Park, to then reach Tor Pignattara and finally Pigneto. This neighborhood is the new center of gravity of the Roman nightlife, it has been the set of many films of our neorealism and is a fundamental place for street art in Rome. Here, at the end of our tour, we will enjoy an excellent aperitif on the lively pedestrian area. During the journey we will also stop at the Testaccio market to taste some of the street food that accompanies the Romans every day.
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E-Scooter tour - Rome hidden between street art and street foodHalf-day Tours

E-Scooter tour - Rome hidden between street art and street food

Rome the eternal city, Rome the city of a thousand faces, Rome in constant evolution. Embark with us on an unusual and contemporary adventure, outside the usual mass tourism schemes. Discover Rome through a conscious tourism experience, admiring the most beautiful street art works in Italy that have contributed to revitalize difficult areas of Rome full of history and stories. This is real Rome, everyday, naked and raw. We will pass through testaccio, the Garbatella, Tor Marancia and the Caffarella Park, to then reach Tor Pignattara and finally Pigneto. This neighborhood is the new center of gravity of the Roman nightlife, it has been the set of many films of our neorealism and is a fundamental place for street art in Rome. Here, at the end of our tour, we will enjoy an excellent aperitif on the lively pedestrian area. During the journey we will also stop at the Testaccio market to taste some of the street food that accompanies the Romans every day.
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Photo Tour in Garbatella, the neighborhood of garden housesHalf-day Tours

Photo Tour in Garbatella, the neighborhood of garden houses

Garbatella is a unique neighborhood in the world. Born as a housing district for the workers who would build the factories of the nascent Ostiense industrial district, it was conceived in an innovative way: condominiums (called "plots") consisting of 2 or 3-storey houses in neo-baroque style with shared gardens in which the inhabitants could socialize. Over the years the type of houses and their function changed but the charm of the district has remained intact and still today it seems a city apart from the city
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  • 3 hours
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Roman foodie paradise market tour and food walkWine Tastings

Roman foodie paradise market tour and food walk

Discover Roman culture and cuisine on foot as you visit cafés, bakeries, markets, wine bars, and gelato shops for a taste of the best food in the city! • 5 stops and more than a dozen tastings, including buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto, fresh-roasted espresso, Roman pizza, regional wines, and some of the city’s best gelato. • Aperitivo, wine, and coffee are included • Depending on the day you might explore Garbatella, Testaccio, or Campo De Fiori • Communal food tour for 2 to 15 people • The experience can also be held in Chinese While you walk, you'll see some of Rome’s lesser-known sights and beautiful secrets
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