Home to many students and professors of the nearby La Sapienza University, San Lorenzo is a hip neighborhood virtually untouched by tourists.
Residents belong primarily to the alternative “counterculture” demographic, so the neighborhood is practically littered with unpretentious cafés, bare-bones hangouts, and wine bars.
During the day, San Lorenzo even hosts a gritty outdoor street market that sells food and clothing near the main square of Piazza degli Aurunci, which turns into a social hotspot at sundown.
Towering above the southern side of the neighborhood are ruins of the ancient Rome wall that now serve as a graffiti canvas for the rougher and more revolutionary types that frequent the area.
Ultimately, San Lorenzo is a neighborhood where anything goes, everything is encouraged, and young artistic crowds are free to speak their minds and play their music in the squares.
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Via dei Sabelli, 43
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Via dei Latini, 51
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Via dei Latini, 74
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Via degli Equi, 39
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Via dei Volsci, 59