The Monti Region of Rome
Though its name means ?mountains,? Monti is more like an island rising out of Rome?s center. Invisible walls seem to separate this neighbourhood from the adjacent tourist traps that border its artsy and bohemian population. In Monti, unmoneyed intelligentsia argue politics in smoky dens, vintage clothes come from London rather than Milan, and old-time craftspeople ply their trades in the streets. Monti is underground Rome, hidden in plain sight.