|Nightlife on Pigneto's pedestrian concourse, |
via del Pigneto
When the Metro comes to Pigneto in 2013 (or whenever), this near-in but somewhat difficult-to-reach neighborhood will be the fashionable place for a glass of wine, dinner, a touch of Rome's ethnic side, a walk along its dark, shaded, and somewhat mysterious side streets, or a stroll on Pigneto's almost trendy, almost treeless, all-pedestrian main drag, via del Pigneto. But for now the Metro isn't in Pigneto, and so the neighborhood is likely to have that funky, hardscrabble, on-the-cusp of gentrification, slightly threatening allure for a couple more years. That's why it's at #7 on Rome-the-Second Time's Top 40.
|A small, ethnic-run grocery store,|
trashed by locals, May 2008
|The horrific final scene of the film Roma Citta' Aperta|
|A somewhat intimidating entrance to|
Pigneto, off via Prenestina