Once known as ‘Roma Sparita’, this quiet working class corner in the bustling city is now a magnet for Rome’s formidable throngs of tourists, yet the area retains much of its traditional working-class edge and authenticity. Discover 8 Airbnb apartments in Rome’s Trastevere district.
Trastevere, which literally means ‘beyond the Tiber’, once served as the outpost of Rome’s working class on the fringe of the Eternal City. Now, the former working-class district is emerging as a trendy hub for the hipster masses. Today’s Trastevere is firmly a part of the central city and boasts of a wealth of fashionable restaurants, bars and boutiques.
Yet, in spite of its recent transformation, this area still retains a host of quiet corners beloved by in-the-know locals. Follow Trastevere’s labyrinthine network of narrow cobbled streets to discover areas untouched by the influx of tourism. Located equidistant from the Vatican and the Colosseum, Trastevere is the ideal spot for exploring the city. These 8 Airbnb apartments offer an ideal vantage point from which to experience Trastevere, one of Rome’s most intriguing cultural enclaves.
Surrounded by a private terrace, this well-situated Trastevere apartment offers a rare sense of tranquillity without compromising on convenience. Two sets of arched French doors open out to the terrace, creating a wonderful sense of lightness and space. Modern and vintage furnishing is complemented by lovely design details such as blue and green wall tiling in the kitchen and bathroom. Contemporary and comfortable, this apartment is an idyllic discovery in the heart of Trastevere. Price: Around £120 per night Accommodates: 2
This serene apartment in Trastevere boasts impressive floor-to-ceiling arched windows that allow natural light to flood the space. High ceilings and dangling chandeliers set against an array of classical furnishing are hallmarks of the apartment’s design. Patterned dark wood flooring throughout the flat imbue it with a stately elegance. Price: Around £129 per night Accommodates: 2
Wooden accents dominate in this recently renovated Trastevere apartment, lending it an air of rustic sophistication, whilst flashes of bright blue add a welcome touch of whimsical character. An eclectic yet coherent collection of period, vintage and contemporary furnishing sit side-by-side to great effect. We love the collision of textures in this apartment, from the smooth surface of well-worn wood to sleek stainless steel and cool terracotta floor tiles that are the perfect antidote to Rome’s famously scorching summers. Price: Around £138 per night Accommodates: 3
Traditional rock hewn steps lead up to this contemporary Trastevere flat. Glass, steel and wood converge in this cool industrial chic apartment in the heart of trendy Trastevere. Featuring period English and continental furnishing, the recently renovated flat features clean lines and sleek edges including a glass and steel stairwell that leads up to the lofted bed. Not least, guests can enjoy a sunny Roman breakfast on the lovely outdoor terrace. Price: Around £103 per night Accommodates: 4
This apartment in the center of Trastevere exudes the unique charms of Roman flats, with cool terracotta-hued tiled floors below and exposed wooden beams above. A contemporary loft addition has been added to the traditional structure, its steel beam framework in marked contrast to the classical space. Pops of bright yellow infuse the space with a sense of freshness. Price: Around £100 per night Accommodates: 4
Dark wood rafters characteristic of Roman apartment interiors runs throughout this flat. Underfoot, the apartment’s red terracotta tile floor ensures that Rome’s scorching summer heat won’t get the best of you. Meticulously decorated, the apartment incorporates a vintage mid-century design aesthetic into the traditional space, including an engine red Eames-style chair and a retro chic 1950s Smeg refrigerator. Price: Around £110 per night Accommodates: 4
Designed by a boat architect, this lovely Trastevere apartment with its vaulted ceiling evokes the stately cabin rooms of an ocean liner. Angular lines and smooth white surfaces are matched by a playful manipulation of levels and creative use of space. Indeed, one gets the sense that every nook and cranny is put to use, whether as built-in shelving or as additional seating. Price: Around £188 per night Accommodates: 4