Trastevere

Trastevere is a neighborhood in Rome where you can still feel the typical popular and brazen atmosphere of the city. It is a unique experience to walk among the alleys that lead to small squares and picturesque corners, between small restaurants and the windows of the craftsmen's workshops, with clothes hung out to dry and flowers on every balcony. An experience you just have to try! Trastevere, moreover, features treasures of art and history among the most important in Rome.

The itinerary starts from the Sisto's Bridge, at the end of via dei Pettinari, in the heart of Rome. Once you cross the old bridge you're in Trastevere. You will immediately feel welcome in Trilussa square, with the Acqua Paola fountain and the statue of Trilussa, the poet and namesake of the place. Turn left, cross the picturesque de' Renzi square, and you will get to the beautiful square of Santa Maria in Trastevere. Overlooking the square is Rome's most ancient basilica dedicated to the mother of Jesus, which holds wonderful mosaics from the 13th century. The Basilica of Santa Cecilia, too, is worth a visit. She is the patron of music and you will remain speechless in front of the saint's famous 17th-century statue.

From here you can loose yourself in Trastevere's alleys, heading towards the Gianicolo district. Take a detour to Villa Farnesina to admire Raphael's frescoes, and stop at San Pietro in Montorio for the small temple, Bramante's masterpiece from the 16th century. You can then take the promenade that leads to the Gianicolo Terrace with its incredible view over Roma, “caput mundi”.

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