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Testaccio, Trapizzino & Tram Depot

I hadn’t explored all of Rome’s neighborhoods so one morning I decided to take a walk in the lesser known neighborhood of Testaccio. What bliss it was being away from the crowds! It was local life at its best! The Testaccio market is full of 2 unique finds- Trapizzino (which is also now in other parts of Rome!) and Tram Depot- a unique place for a coffee in Rome!

Testaccio, Trapizzino and Tram Depot

TRAM DEPOT

From the Testaccio market towards the main piazza, keep walking till you reach the end of the road on the right. There is an old tram converted to a kiosk serving coffee and it is aptly named “Tram Depot”. This place is a serious WIN WIN if you are looking for quirky Bars in Rome. The brilliant garden swing, sitting area and retro styled chairs are adorable!

I enjoyed a fresh cornetto and cappuccino along with a very friendly service. I also loved talking in Italian to the couple sitting next to me although most of it concerned about the many pigeons in the area! 😉

Address: Via Marmorata 13, Rome

Coffee in Tram Depot

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAPIZZINO

After a long coffee break, you might feel hungry like I did! So search for the street food craze called Trapizzino in Testaccio.

In simple terms Trapizzino is a small triangular shaped bread pizza filled with delicious toppings of your choice! The store is tiny and located in the main centre of Testaccio neighborhood.  There is so much to choose from but go for the classic flavors of eggplant parmesan and marinated artichokes like I did. (Oh Italy!!)

Later, I also packed a polpette al sugo (meatballs in tomato sauce) to go along with my chilled beer. Trapizzino costed €3.50 (current prices may vary).

Address: Via Giovanni Branca 88, Rome

The delicious trapizzino!!

Testaccio is where you’ll see the Romans! This is where local life is at its best- people going about their businesses, shoppers at Mercato Testaccio, nonni playing with their grandchildren, women chatting with the butcher…..I highly recommend you to visit this part of Rome!

Read Gillian’s experience of visiting the Tram Depot!

The neighborhood of Testaccio has two gems- Trapizzino and Tram Depot. Read about them!
The neighborhood of Testaccio

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  • carlopavan
    June 24, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    I love Trapizzino! 😀 The one with melanzane alla parmigiana is my favourite! I’m happy you liked my hometown 🙂 I’ll follow your adventures!

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    • Ishita
      June 24, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      Ciao Carlo!! Grazie per il tuo messagio! I love your country 🙂

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  • stellalucentellc
    June 15, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Rome is my favorite city. Always something new to discover! Wonderful photos!

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    • Ishita
      June 15, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      Thank you cara 🇮🇹

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  • Resh Susan @ The Book Satchel
    June 14, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    This is so delightful. I love your cafe shots!!

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    • Ishita
      June 15, 2017 at 7:42 pm

      Thanks Resh 🙂 Italy is so special

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  • Kickin' It With Rae
    June 12, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Great post Ishita. Now this is a Rome I wouldn’t mind visiting. You do have a knack for finding the best spots within cities as you travel.

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    • Ishita
      June 14, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      Thank you 🙂 that makes me so happy!! Have a lovely day. Xx

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  • Avinash Gupta
    June 12, 2017 at 10:36 am

    You have eye for details Ishita. Love the stories that you bring back from your travels.

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    • Ishita
      June 14, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      You are so kind. Thank you!

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  • Mayur
    June 11, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Hey Ishita nice collection on instagram i like small pink car & houe pic. When i see these pic i feel i am unlucky bcaz when will i go Italy.

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    • Ishita
      June 12, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Thanks Mayur. Hopefully soon!!

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  • lincolnlifesite
    June 11, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Reblogged this on Lincoln Life Blog.

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    • Ishita
      June 11, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      Thanks so much!

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  • alloraandrea
    June 11, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    I’m keen to check out this neighbourhood next time I’m in Rome !

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    • Ishita
      June 11, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      You will love it 🙂

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  • discovermarche
    June 11, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Now you make me starve!!

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    • Ishita
      June 11, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      Haha that is the whole point 😉

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  • Manja Mexi Movie
    June 11, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Great stuff! I was in the central post office on Via Marmorata with American friends last weekend, we were waiting a long time in vain since they didn’t have postcard stamps to sell, only the machine to stamp the postcards provided that they are ready yet. Amore doesn’t know about the tram either. We will check it out one day. And he doesn’t know trapezzini!

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    • Ishita
      June 11, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      What fun. You guys must try then 🙂 postcard stamp incident sounds funny to me

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      • Manja Mexi Movie
        June 11, 2017 at 4:08 pm

        Ohh, not funny! We waited in line for some half hour only to be told they don’t have stamps. :p And so we were late for the cannon! Do you know there is the daily cannon shot at precisely midday from Gianicolo?

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    • Ishita
      June 11, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      frustrating actually but funny coz its trivial! But italy…Yes I know 🙂

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