Rome/Esquilino-San Giovanni

Esquilino and San Giovanni are adjacent neighborhoods in Rome.

Esquilino is named for the Esquiline hill on which it stands. It lies south of the Termini station and centers more or less on the Piazza Vittorio Emmanuele II. It is now partly a Chinese immigrant neighborhood, and specialty groceries and shoe stores abound. (There is also still some disgruntled graffiti to be found lamenting this fact, such as "Esquilino - White and Catholic. Defend it with us."). San Giovanni is named after the Basilica, which is the parish church of Rome. The area is south-east of the Esquiline.

Get in

Metro Line A connects Termini station with the basilica of San Giovanni. There are also several buses from the downtown area, best caught at Piazza Venezia or by the Colosseum, where you can connect with Metro Line B.


Mosaic at Santa Prassede
The Baptistery of San Giovanni: Superb inside!


Movies are shown and some performances are held for free in Piazza Vittorio during the summer.



There are a lot of Chinese and Indian restaurants, but you will also find many typical trattorias.


The area around Santa Maria Maggiore is the main area in Rome for Irish Pubs:


Ceiling mosaic of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme




Go next

Routes through Esquilino-San Giovanni

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