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Address: Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere | Trastevere, 00153 Rome, Italy
Activities: People-watching

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Stayed in Trastevere area so visited Piazza Santa Maria every day...great square full with restaurant and bars, not that many tourists, many locals. Not that expensive like centre... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Naklo nad Notecia, Poland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Stayed in Trastevere area so visited Piazza Santa Maria every day...great square full with restaurant and bars, not that many tourists, many locals. Not that expensive like centre of the city, with authentic vibe...and of course church Santa Maria which is a must see.

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Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Every evening there was musical entertainment with lots of locals just hanging out in the Piazza. Several restaurants were located in or adjacent to the piazza. The church, Santa Maria is certainly worth a good look! A wonderful location in Trastevere.

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Trastevere is a magnificent neighborhood across the River from most of the better known tourist sites in Rome. Trastevere is a neighborhood frequented by locals but not so many tourists. A true "Roman" experience. Interesting shops, a multitude of restaurants, and magnificent piazzas. My favorite being Piazza Santa Maria. Very pleasant during the day but it truly come alive as... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

I'm staying in the Trastevere area and have literally fallen in love. All of the reviews stating that it is the more 'authentic' part of Rome are correct, as it isn't swarming with tourists 24/7. The Piazza Santa Maria has become my afternoon hang out/rest area and I can quite comfortably sit here for hours people watching. The streets and... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We have truly fallen in love with Trastevere, a really real & happening part of Rome, away from all the camera welding tourists & big tour parties. This lovely squire is a great place to eat, drink or chill out & watch the world go by.

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Swindon, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We stayed nearby at the hotel Santa Maria and spent a couple of evenings in this piazza which is only about 25 yards from the hotel. Lots of activities going on such as bubble blowing, musicians and fire eaters. there are many restaurants surrounding the piazza which gave us a good choice of places to eat and drink. A very... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The piazza was nice. Needed to be cleaned up a little but nice area, central to neighborhood. There were a number of restaurant in the area but the gypsy were too aggressive.

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

All of the previous reviews have it right: Rome is so huge and important and old and impressive. In this piazza, you can picture yourself living here, just as you are. Suddenly, for the first time in your trip, you fell like you belong here. It's homey, charming, cozy, romantic, adventurous, my new favorite place. The transportation is terrible: There... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere is a picturesque and lively square, so typical of Trastevere. The fountain in the center is a great meeting place, and the piazza in general is one of the best places to people-watch in all of Rome. The church is ancient and features absolutely stunning mosaics.

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We visited the square on a few occasions - plenty of bars/restaurants and live music. Very quaint and a nice way to see in the afternoon.

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Trastevere
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.