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Piazza Santa Maria

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Address: Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere | Trastevere, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Nice ambiance

It is recommended to visit it. It has a nice atmosphere and that you will enjoy it. There are many restaurants and cafeterias where you can eat and drink. Although it seems they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Tehran, Iran
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Santa Maria Piazza is situated in Trastevere in front of the historical minor basilica by the same name. The piazza provides open space, alfresco cafe dining and access to a church featuring remarkable 12th and 13th century mosaics. This lively square features a neat fountain that is worth seeing. The fountain is a rebuild of the structure originally created by... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It is recommended to visit it. It has a nice atmosphere and that you will enjoy it. There are many restaurants and cafeterias where you can eat and drink. Although it seems they are expensive, it worth to be overcharged for a night.

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Balingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My girl and me went there. We had a good time there. A lot of street artists are there and do their thing! You can eat delicious food for good prices.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Smaller piazza with overpriced eateries (although the Gelato place was great!). Typical performers, fire breathers, magicians, etc. It was OK for people watching. The MOST annoying: the vendors (I use that term lightly) harassing you to buy stupid toys and gadgets. Most were selling things you throw in the air and they glowed, singing/dancing cats on pedestals, umbrellas, water (I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This piazza is the center of this beautiful city of Trastevere. It tis a large active square with shops, restaurants, a beautiful church and entertainment in the square. Its a great place to sit and people watch. It is also not as crowded like the center of Rome spots.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Nice place to eat with locals. Very crowded for lunch and also dinner. Small restaurants with local specialties. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The piazza doesn't have the same look neither the same character at all times of any given day. For most of the week's 'business hours', particularly mornings, the square looks like any other square, with nothing to distinguish it from other piazzas one sees everywhere in Italy. But as day progresses, a lively metamorphosis occurs. Starting from lunch hours, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

On the last afternoon of our week long visit we stumbled in this Piazza. What a finding!!! The athmosphere is that of an old Medieval town of the countryside but its wihin walking distance of Rome main attractions. The Curch was our favorite with the amazing Medieval mosaics. Food was great. Definately a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This llittle square is located in Trastevere neighborhood. It has a nice fountain with stairs in the middle, where usually young people spend their time with friends, in the evening or even late in the night.The square is surrounded by small restaurants (very cheap and touristic).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stayed in Trastevere, so we spent a bit of time in this central piazza. Apparently they show football games on a big screen here in the summer. Not surprising, because it was full of locals- children playing, adolescents flirting, adults socializing. There are also some tourist restaurants right on the piazza, as well as the obligatory gelatos shops. Sitting... More 

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Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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