If it’s not too cold, and you have nothing in particular planned, head over to Piazza Trilussa. Situated in Trastevere, a very popular area of Rome, Piazza Trilussa overlooks the Tiber river and Ponte Sisto. If you don’t know what to do on any given night, you can always grab some food and drinks, and sit on the steps of the piazza.
Named after a famous Roman poet, Carlo Alberto Salustri (pseudonym Trilussa), the piazza has come to be a meeting spot and a nightly hangout for all Romans. During the day you will mostly see people relaxing on the steps, eating their lunches, or enjoying a gelato. By night, the piazza transforms into a huge sea of people: all with cocktails in hand, brought over from the nearby bars.
You can start your night at Piazza Trilussa, or you can stay and hang out with friends, not even realizing the hours as they pass. In spring and summer, it may be hard to find seating on the steps, but there is always enough standing room.
In my opinion, there is something very charming about spending your night in the piazza, among other Romans, enjoying the nice weather, in one of the most beautiful quarters of Rome. It’s definitely a low-cost kind of outing, and nothing beats doing Rome at night like Romans do Rome at night: at Piazza Trilussa.
Alas, the Piazza is currently being renovated, but it’s still worth a visit, and it’s still a great meeting point!
Piazza Trilussa | Bars, Relaxing, Snacks | Free
24 hours daily