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Postcard: Vicolo del Piede, Trastevere

written by Penny Sadler

Vicolo del Piede, Trastevere

This particular cafe, on Vicolo del Piede, in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome, is often photographed for obvious reasons – the beautiful colors and textures of the building, the luscious vines and ivy growing overhead and the cobblestone streets. It’s a nice quiet little street, where you can get away from the crowds and relax with a coffee or glass of wine and watch the world go by. If you wander around Trastevere long enough, you’re bound to walk down Vicolo del Piede (the alley of the foot).

Trastevere used to be one of those “off the beaten path” kind of places, but it’s really not now. There are two universities there, and more often than not you will see more tourists and American students than Trasteverini (the name for the locals) there. However, it’s medieval, winding streets, atmosphere, and history make it a neighborhood not to be missed if you have the time. I’ve stayed in Trastevere almost every trip to Rome and some of my most cherished memories live there. You can read more about Trastevere in my story How To Make An Italian Neighborhood Your Own. I do have one tip for you that you may not find elsewhere, watch where you’re walking, because the local dogs don’t.

Have you been to Trastevere? Do you like older and rather unkept neighborhoods?

 

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20 comments

Gabi (The Nomadic Family) September 15, 2013 at 8:36 am

Wow…this cafe looks amazing as well as cute.Such a wonderful place this is.

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Penny Sadler September 16, 2013 at 8:16 pm

The location is it really.

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Mary @ Green Global Travel September 12, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Cute tip about watching where you walk. It sounds like your advice comes from personal experience!

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Penny Sadler September 12, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Luckily no, just a close call. 🙂

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Terry at Overnight New York September 12, 2013 at 5:40 pm

This exquisite little cafe on Vocolo del Piede is a perfect postcard!

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Penny Sadler September 12, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Thanks Terry.

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The Barefoot Nomad Travel Site September 12, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Oh, you’re making me miss Europe so much right now. I love those cobblestone streets!

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Penny Sadler September 12, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Makes me miss it to. That’s the cool thing about photographs.

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Melissa September 11, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Making me want to pick up and hop on a plane from JFK to Italy!

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Penny Sadler September 12, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Do it!

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Larissa September 9, 2013 at 11:20 am

To me it’s these little tucked-away streets that make Rome so special. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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wanderingeducators September 9, 2013 at 11:09 am

what an incredibly beautiful spot! i’ll go!

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Maria September 9, 2013 at 11:07 am

Beautiful. I can easily imagine spending an entire afternoon at one of those tables. Ahhh!

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Green Eyed Elle September 9, 2013 at 4:18 am

Grrr… you have to keep waving Italy in front of me, don’t you? You know how jealous I am.

Seriously though – yet another place that sounds perfect for a visit.

Elle x

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Penny Sadler September 9, 2013 at 8:55 am

When you are ready we will have an apertivo there!

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Elle September 9, 2013 at 9:03 am

Now THAT sounds like a plan I could work with x

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Cat of Sunshine and Siestas September 10, 2013 at 6:13 am

Agreed! It’s been over 10 years since I’ve been to Rome (though I’ve been elsewhere in Italy since). My mother studied there and has talked about it since I was small…may need to see what all of the fuss is about now that I’m old enough to enjoy it!

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Island Traveler September 8, 2013 at 9:42 pm

It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy what Rome has to offer. The climbing vines on cobblestone walls are irresistibly beautiful. Yep, I’ll definitely keep my camera busy top while enjoying some expresso. Thanks

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The Tin Man September 7, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Oh how you make me miss Rome! I LOVE Trastevere, the peace, quite and quaint.

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Penny Sadler September 7, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Rome is wonderful. I don’t usually think of it as quiet, but somehow, it’s ok that it’s crazy loud compared to where I live.

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