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Preplanned City Guides and Travel Itineraries

Trastevere Neighborhood

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Trastevere Neighborhood.

Trastevere Neighborhood features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day Rome City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Neighborhood with a unique character
  • Romantic area
  • Narrow cobble stone streets

Time required: 90 minutes

Public transport:

  • Bus nr: H, 23,271,280

Address: Piazza in Piscinula, 00153 Rome

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Photo: Ruth L

Things you need to know:

  • Trastevere is a lively and atmospheric neighborhood with narrow cobble stone streets lined by medieval houses
  • At night, both natives and tourists flock to its many pubs and restaurants
  • Its name comes from the Latin trans Tiberim, meaning "beyond the Tiber"
  • During Rome's kingdom period the area used to belong to the hostile Etruscans
  • During the Republican period sailors and fisherman began to settle there. Also immigrants from the East, mainly Jews and Syrians, took up residence here
  • The neighborhood quickly developed its unique and pleasant character and atmosphere

What to do there:

  • Wander around on the narrow streets
  • Start you tour at Piazza Piscinula
  • Visit Basilica Santa Cecilia
  • Continue on Via Anicia, Via di San Francesco a Ripa towards Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere
  • Have a delicious pizza in one of the numerous pizzerias

Trastevere Neighborhood features in these preplanned City Guides: