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Written by Jo Linsdell   
Sunday, 26 February 2012 10:56

Rome is known all over the world over for its extensive historical and artistic heritage but the capital city of Italy is also host to an active nightlife especially in the many student areas of the city. Rome offers something to suit all tastes and budgets from restaurants, bars and nightclubs to concerts and small casinos.

Nightlife in Rome

Disco pubs (called discoteche in Italian) are basically pubs that play music, often with a DJ, and have small areas where people can dance. They are popular in Rome and a vast variety can be found throughout the city.

In the area near Termini Station the Twinx is a popular choice and if you're in the centre Trinity College (located off a side street on Via Del Corso) and The Drunken Ship (in Campo Dei Fiori) are worth checking out.

The University area of San Lorenzo is packed full of different kinds of bars and pubs and as a student neighbourhood the prices tend to be slightly lower than in some other parts of the city. The area is also home to numerous pizzerie and kebab outlets.

Another student area is Trastevere (the John Cabot University is located here). Again you will find a broad range of bars, pubs and disco pubs at reasonable prices.

For upscale pubs and clubs try Alpheus or il 45 Giri in Ostiense or il Giba near Piazza Di Spagna. You will need to be dressed well in order to get in here and entrance costs around €30. Caffè de Paris is frequented by some of the most famous people in the world so if you fancy doing some VIP spotting this is the place to go but be prepared to pay high prices.

Piazza Navona Rome Italy pictured at nightNightclubs can be found throughout the city although, in most cases, in the centre you need to know where they are to be able to find them as big neon signs are not allowed on the ancient buildings and many have just a regular doorway at the entrance. Most are located in the area surrounding Campo dei Fiori and just behind Piazza Navona (pictured to the right).

The area of Testaccio is home to most of the larger and popular nightclubs. Radio Londra, il Coyote and L'Alibi for main stream and dance music and il Caruso for Latin American.

There are also several bars and nightclubs particularly for the gay, lesbian and trans community. Coming Out, which is a pub located near the coliseum, is one of the most famous. Some nightclubs also offer special evenings e.g. L'Alibi has 'La Domenica Trans' (Trans Sunday).

In the Summer months the main action moves towards the beach as many city nightclubs close and the masses flock to Ostia, Torvajanica and Fregene. These seaside towns become packed with nightlife and nightclubs on the beach are very popular.

If you don't fancy heading that far out, Capanelle is a must visit. Open both day and night, the structure is full of market stalls, restaurants, snack bars, pubs, clubs and music of all sorts. It also hosts concerts from both Italian and international stars.

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0 #9 LeAnne 2012-03-06 19:20
Roman nightlife is startling at first to its visitors. There are great places to go (Monti, San Lorenzo, Testaccio) and some really tragic (Campo) if you would like to mingle with Italians and get away from the touristy areas. I would say to stay away from Campo only because the amount of Italian teenagers and crowds. Another area I enjoy that is strictly more indie-hip Italians is Levi's on the Lungo Tevere.
0 #8 addicted2italy 2012-03-02 01:55
Ciao Antoine

thanks for posting, I appreciate it. Hope that helps you out.

0 #7 Antoine 2012-03-02 01:10
thanks for recommending these places they sound great, and there are choices for everyone, it seems like a lot of fun, I´ll write it down and take it with me next month.
0 #6 addicted2italy 2012-02-29 03:04
hello Danny,

I appreciate the update. Sounds like a cool place. Thanks for visiting the site.

0 #5 Danny_1 2012-02-29 01:36
I would also, as you did, recommend Alpheus, this is kind of a local bar, it is a bit expensive but not too different from other pubs or bars. I went to a concert there and had an amazing time. They also play different kinds of music so it is not "themed".
+1 #4 addicted2italy 2012-02-28 01:49
hi Robert,
Thanks for posting, I appreciate it.
Happy Anniversary.
+1 #3 Robert 2012-02-28 01:44
Thanks for the great recommendations , my partner and I are going to Rome next weekend for our aniversary and we are going to Testaccio for sure! We love the club scene. Great tips!
0 #2 addicted2italy 2012-02-27 01:44
Thanks Keane, I appreciate the comments!
0 #1 Keane 2012-02-26 18:36
Grear post! Thank you for the info!


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