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Top Choice Basilica in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

For a thousand years this monumental cathedral was the most important church in Christendom. Commissioned by Constantine and consecrated in AD 324, it was the first Christian basilica built in the city and, until th…
Top Choice Ristorante in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Romeo e Giulietta

Occupying a former car showroom, this contemporary multi-space food hub is the latest offering from top Roman chef, Cristina Bowerman. The centre of operations is Romeo Chef & Baker, a designer deli, cocktail ba…
Top Choice Pizza in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Sbanco

With its informal warehouse vibe and buzzing atmosphere, Sbanco is one of the capital's hottest pizzerias. Since opening in 2016, it has quickly made a name for itself with its creative, wood-fired pizzas and sumptu…
Top Choice Basilica in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Basilica di San Clemente

Nowhere better illustrates the various stages of Rome's turbulent past than this fascinating multilayered church. The ground-level 12th-century basilica sits atop a 4th-century church, which, in turn, stands over a …
Top Choice Archaeological Site in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Terme di Caracalla

The remains of the emperor Caracalla’s bathhouse complex are among Rome’s most awe-inspiring ruins. Inaugurated in AD 216, the original 10-hectare site, which comprised baths, gyms, libraries, shops and gardens, was…
Top Choice Historic Building in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Villa del Priorato di Malta

Fronting an ornate cypress-shaded piazza, the Roman headquarters of the Sovereign Order of Malta, aka the Cavalieri di Malta (Knights of Malta), boasts one of Rome's most celebrated views. It's not immediately appar…
Top Choice Fast Food in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Trapizzino

The original of what is now a growing countrywide chain, this is the birthplace of the trapizzino, a kind of hybrid sandwich made by stuffing a cone of doughy focaccia with fillers like polpette al sugo (meatballs i…
Basilica in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Basilica di Santa Sabina

This solemn basilica, one of Rome's most beautiful early Christian churches, was founded by Peter of Illyria around AD 422. It was enlarged in the 9th century and again in 1216, just before it was given to the newly…
Church in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Chiesa di Santo Stefano Rotondo

Set in its own secluded grounds, this haunting church boasts a porticoed facade and a round, columned interior. But what really gets the heart racing is the graphic wall decor – a cycle of 16th-century frescoes depi…
Cemetery in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Cimitero Acattolico per gli Stranieri

Despite the roads that surround it, Rome’s 'non-Catholic' Cemetery is a verdant oasis of peace. An air of Grand Tour romance hangs over the site where up to 4000 people lie buried, including poets Keats and Shelley,…