Top Choice Food & Drinks in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Antica Caciara Trasteverina

The fresh ricotta is a prized possession at this century-old deli, and it's all usually snapped up by lunchtime. If you’re too late, take solace in the to-die-for ricotta infornata (oven-baked ricotta), 35kg wheels …
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Trastevere & Gianicolo


From the colourful resin floor papered with children's drawings to the vintage typewriter, dial-up telephone and old-fashioned tools decorating the interior, everything about this artisanal leather boutique is achin…
Top Choice Food in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Biscottificio Innocenti

For homemade biscuits, bite-sized meringues and tiny fruit tarts, there is no finer address in Rome than this vintage biscottificio with ceramic-tiled interior, fly-net door curtain and a set of old-fashioned scales…
Wine in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Les Vignerons

If you're looking for some interesting wines to take home, search out this lovely Trastevere wine shop. It boasts one of the capital's best collections of natural wines, mainly from small Italian and French producer…
Market in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Porta Portese Market

To see another side of Rome, head to this mammoth flea market. With thousands of stalls selling everything from rare books and fell-off-a-lorry bikes to Peruvian shawls and MP3 players, it's crazily busy and a lot o…
Books in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Almost Corner Bookshop

This is how a bookshop should look: a crammed haven full of rip-roaring reads, with every millimetre of wall space containing English-language fiction and nonfiction (including children's) and travel guides. Heaven …
Fashion & Accessories in Trastevere & Gianicolo


For buttery leather Made in Italy bags and accessories at a price that won’t break the bank, in-the-know locals head to this Trastevere boutique. Expect everything from slouchy bag styles in punchy colours, to class…
Fashion & Accessories in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Acid Drop

Mother–daughter duo Ileana and Eleonora prove creativity is inherited at their quirky boutique. Unconventional statement pieces include punchy silk-screened T-shirts, steampunk-inspired accessories, hand-painted bag…
Clothing in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Scala Quattordici

Make yourself over à la Audrey Hepburn with these classically tailored clothes in beautiful fabrics – either made-to-measure or off-the-peg. Pricey (a frock will set you back €600 plus) but oh so worth it.
Perfume in Trastevere & Gianicolo


An enchanting perfume shop crammed full of deliciously enticing bottles of scent, including lots of small, lesser-known brands that will have perfume-lovers practically fainting with joy.