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T+L's Definitive Guide to Rome

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Lay of the Land

Campo Marzio: Commonly referred to as Centro, this aristocratic neighborhood offers the best of Italian luxury-goods shops (Fendi, Bulgari, Valentino).

Prati: Edging the western bank of the Tiber River, this lesser-known suburb is filled with affordable boutiques and excellent gelaterie.

Testaccio: This formerly working-class district is not terrifically picturesque, but authentic pleasures abound in it, including artisanal butchers, shops, and trattorias.

Trastevere: The chic quartiere trades in medieval Rome’s most reliable postcard perfection, from its cobblestoned lanes to the Basilica of Santa Maria.

Vatican City: Come here to explore treasured sites such as the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Getting Around: Expect to walk a lot. For long hauls, try the metro or a taxi.

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