Via dei Banchi Vecchi

Via dei Banchi Vecchi during a night stroll.
Via dei Banchi Vecchi during a night stroll.
One of my favorite hangout spots is Esco Sazio, an organic food place and juice bar with swings to sit on as chairs! Cozy ambiance, great service and the best food. This one is highly recommended! Down at Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 135.
Esco Sazio's unique 'chairs'.
Church of Santa Lucia del Gonfalone, found at Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 12.
LABottega Pastificio con Cucina is an eatery that not only produces delicious food but also prides on making its own pasta. With the food being homemade and the ambiance homey, a visit to Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 48 will surely not disappoint!
A closer look into what's cooking in LABottega.
Laura Urbinati, a Roman stylist known for her work in the international fashion industry, has a chic shop located at Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 50.
An art gallery worth a visit is Galleria d'arte Faber, a place where emerging and established artists in the field of contemporary art showcase their best work.
Whether you're a tea fanatic, an average drinker, or just looking for a gift to give to someone- you definitely have to step foot inside BiblioTeq. This cute and heavenly tea shop at Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 124 is overflowing with all things pleasant and fancy. The smell alone from all that tea is enough to make you want to stay.
Osteria 140 at Via dei Banchi Vecchi 140, offers a range of savory seafood dishes in italian cuisine.
Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 110/111 is heaven for the vintage lover. Here you can find carefully collected pieces of art that will suit your tastes.
Ambrosi Arte, a cute antique store full of unique pieces found at Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 47.
Home to pure and authentic Italian street food is Supplizio, located at Via dei Banchi Vecchi 143, this rustic place is a must go for foodies and explorers alike. Open for lunch and dinner, this place is also perfect for aperitif!
One of the most popular winebar in Rome is located at number 14 of Via dei Banchi Vecchi, also known as Enoteca il Goccetto.
Il Doppio Creativo by Cristina Sozio ( located at Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 10 is not just your usual art studio and gallery. Aside from offering various services such as the personalization of the interior design for your home, they also offer painting classes for individuals and groups.
End view of the street.

Considered as one of my secret pleasures, Via dei Banchi Vecchi is absolutely one not to miss! This small cobbled street is home to local and organic shops and restaurants, interesting boutiques, amazing art galleries and studios, and your one-of-a-kind tea shop. Whether you’re the everyday explorer, the sassy local, the wandering tourist, or the laid back expat, this is definitely one for your list of go-to places.


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Photographer and Artist documenting everyday life and travels, currently based in Rome.


  • Looks cool – so many Pin-worthy photos – but where is it? Via dei Banchi Vecchi isn’t in the index of my trusty old Blue Guide. I’ll look it up online, but it would be nice to include a map here or reference to the neighborhood.

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