Equal parts 19th century elegance and urban decay, the intriguing Esquiline district is a multicultural hub located near Rome’s Termini Station and a short distance from the Forum and Colosseum. Its main square (Piazza Vittorio), eclectic market, and transport connections make it a natural destination for Rome dwellers of all sorts.

Produced by: Katie Parla; Shot and edited by: Kat Tan-Conte.

For more be sure to check out my Esquilino guide.