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Thursday, September 9, 2010

RST Top 40. #16: Garbatella

The Garbatella itinerary is no longer available in blog format.

A new, expanded Garbatella itinerary is now one of four walks in the new guide:  Modern Rome: 4 Great Walks for the Curious Traveler.  Along with the tour of Garbatella, Modern Rome features three other walks: the 20th-century suburb of EUR; the 21st-century music and art center of Flaminio, along with Mussolini's Foro Italico, also the site of the 1960 summer Olympics; and a stairways walk in classic Trastevere.

This 4-walk book is available in all eBook formats for $1.99 through amazon.com and all other eBook sellers.  See the various formats at smashwords.com.

Modern Rome: 4 Great Walks for the Curious Traveler now is also available in print, at amazon.com and other retailers; retail price $5.99.

Dianne and Bill

15 comments:

Mick P said...

Very interesting, thanks. But I have to point out that the trattoria in Piazza Brin is Dar Moschino, rather than 'Il', where Moschino is a surname and so it translates as 'Moschino's Place'. Good old Romanesco. By the way, a little fly would be femminine and moschina ;)

Dianne Bennett and William Graebner said...

You're right. Always grateful for corrections and comments. Changes made, with credit.

Smiley1081 said...

Another interesting restaurant is 'Li Scalini De Marisa', Via Roberto De Nobili 17.

Dario said...

It's BarOcchetto style (little Barocco)...

Dianne Bennett and William Graebner said...

Thanks for your good eye, Dario!

Danielle said...

Is the Garbatella a generally safe place to visit? I've found an apt there for the summer, but I'm not sure if it's the best idea.

Dianne Bennett and William Graebner said...

We haved no crime stats, but our general impression, having lived nearby and walked a lot in Garbatella, including at night, is that it is a safe neighborhood. The only scary place we know of is the stairway below Piazza Brin, mentioned in the post. Perhaps readers will have a more nuanced answer to your question?? Bill and Dianne

AMOROMA said...

There is also a nice enoteca on Piazza Eurasia, behind the Chiesaletta on Via delle Sette Chiese.

Dianne Bennett and William Graebner said...

Thanks AMOROMA; we'll have to try it. BTW,
our youngest attended Ambrit in 1993 and loved it; a formative experience.

Declan Brett said...

I love Garbatella. I found a lovely pub called Why Not at Via Fincati,2.
I can practise my Italian, but the owner speaks English, too.

Anne Heselton said...

I love this post! This area is on our itinerary for 2014. In the mean time would you be happy for me to refer to it in my forthcoming blog post? I'm writing about Woody Allen's 'To Rome with Love' movie locations & Garbatella
happens to be one of them!

Dianne Bennett and William Graebner said...

Feel free to refer to any and all of our posts on your blog. And thanks for your kind comment.

Chiara Murgia said...

I have lived in Garbatella for ,any years and I can say it is a safe place to go around. Lots of families and students from the University "Roma tre". Check also Marè, great pizza and bread in Via Anna Maria Taigi and "L'acino Brillo" in Piazza Santa Eurosia nice food and good wine!

Rebecca Holderness said...

Just did this walk this morning and loved it! Such a fascinating area and changing all the time. Food market is now a farmers 'zero kilometre' market on Saturday and Sunday, and the furniture shop/public baths is back in the hands of the council and now a walk in library community space. Thank you for your inspiring posts and books.

Dianne Bennett and William Graebner said...

Thanks, Rebecca! We wandered around Garbatella today. The "Farmers Market" is indeed quite nice. We loved the truly artiginale stands and the light inside. We peeked inside the baths now library (closed for the Ponte weekend) and it looks lovely as well. We appreciate your bringing this up-to-date.
Dianne and Bill