Trastevere
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Discover a hidden side of Rome in Trastevere, a non-touristy bohemian neighborhood located across the Tiber River. Get lost along the winding alleys, join a food walking tour, enjoy a panoramic view from Piazzale Garibaldi, or experience the district with a photography tour. The streets are lined with shops, trattorias, and bars; when night falls, Trastevere comes alive with al fresco dining, twinkly fairy lights, and live music. Visit on market days to check out the weekly Porta Portese market, Rome’s largest flea market. – Tripadvisor
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Neighborhood: 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.
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  • Gaiouzo
    Verbier, Switzerland2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perhaps best Italian restaurant ever!
    Perhaps best Italian ever!!! The pastas are just AMAZING cooked to the perfection. The Italian owner, his wife and his staff are so nice, fun and efficient. A must in Bodrum when you are tired of the eternal meze or when you just want to enjoy an excellent authentic restaurant.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 5, 2023
  • Aaron R
    Indianapolis, Indiana16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The charm goes up to 11
    We stayed in Trastevere, and it was beautiful and quaint and charming, etc. There were lots of small restaurants and cafes and shops, and the location is very convenient if you're seeing the popular sites. There are flowers along the streets and the place smells of jasmine. 100% would recommend visiting Trastevere.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 7, 2023
  • Joe S
    Lebanon, Oregon13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and active Neighborhood
    Vibrant neighborhood with a cool food and music scene. We came here every night we we were in Rome. So much fun and good food and drinks. The Roman Historical site were incredible but we looked forward to coming back to this area every night. At first glance it could seem a bit dodgy with the graffiti and such but after your here for a while its part of the charm.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 14, 2023
  • jesse.lodge
    Charlotte, North Carolina687 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun Place to Visit at Night
    My family and I visited here at night for supper and really enjoyed the cool atmosphere. They have a local square with performers playing music which creates a nice, positive environment that everyone can enjoy. I highly recommend visiting.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 29, 2023
  • GPSBOY
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Trastevere area is worth a visit!
    I didn't take the Roman Food Tour. But I can say that the Trastevere section of Rome is worth your time. On Saturdays, they have a huge open air flea market and you can pick up bargains galore. We were staying near the Termini (the main bus and train station in Rome) and a local bus took us right to this section and it was an easy walk to the market. There are loads of restaurants in this area as well but I recommend searching Trip Advisor to find those that interest you as it's been several years since I was there and, you know, restaurants can change over time.
    Visited October 2022
    Written August 19, 2023
  • TwixUK
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom358 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming area, full of atmosphere
    Having spent the day exploring Rome & it’s sights, we walked along the Tiber from Castel St Angelo, crossing over, into the area of Trastevere. We arrived to live music being played to an appreciative audience, and promptly set off down the warren of cobbled streets and explored. Thoroughly enjoyed our late afternoon & evening - what a characterful area. As the evening progressed the area got incredibly busy, with long ques waiting for restaurants. We were fortunate to have secured a table for a tasty dinner with great service. Highly recommend a visit to this area!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 28, 2023
  • Phill147
    Sydney, Australia889 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much History
    Trastevere maintains its character thanks to its narrow cobbled streets lined by ancient houses. At night, natives and tourists alike flock to its many pubs and restaurants,[5] but much of the original character of Trastevere remains. So many Fountains- churches-cafes and sites to see.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 1, 2023
  • Karim Maarouf
    Cairo, Egypt875 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great area especially at night
    This is a very charming area full of restaurants. I came here for dinner a couple of times and enjoyed the atmosphere. It was full of locals and tourists alike. There are a lot of good non-touristic restaurants unlike the more popular touristic areas.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 3, 2023
  • Conny Wylie
    Ottawa, Canada942 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eat Your Heart Out.
    Trastevere is a tranquil district of Rome sought after by tourists and locals alike. I relished my jaunts through the cobbled streets soaking up prized medieval churches, small quaint shops sporting the most unique wares, an endless array of eateries and bars and the revealing overhanging laundry lines. The Trastevere is a coveted area for dining especially at night when streets bourgeon with crowds on the hunt for food. I gorged on world class pizza, limoncello and gelato all day at restaurants I couldn't pronounce.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 6, 2023
  • Gklipp
    Charlotte, North Carolina14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dining in Trastevere
    Stayed at the MZ Hotel close to the bridge to Trastevere prior to our cruise the next day. Visited Trastevere at night and had an excellent meal at La Scala Roma restaurant. One of the best meals of the trip.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 27, 2023
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Xamot Tomax
Fort Wayne, IN6,088 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Each time we visit this city, we always spend some time wandering through Rome’s older neighborhoods. We cross the Tiber River and away we go. You immediately notice a difference once you’re there. It’s like stepping back in time. We try to find new restaurants with each visit. The smaller cafes and restaurants seem to have more of intimate vibe. You don’t feel overcrowded like you would feel near the tourist attraction areas of the city. Even if their was a language barrier, w we e’d often feel right at home by the hospitality of the staff.
Written April 11, 2024
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Jenny C
Templeton, CA53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This was a lovely fun place for night life, dinner and shopping! The streets and alleys are lit up with lights and restaurants are easy to get into! We enjoyed this very much!
Written April 4, 2024
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Foillan
Castletown, UK133 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Walked all around here (following a lovely walk around the Tiber Island) but were both disappointed. I love ‘authentic’ and ‘untouristy’ but this just felt run-down, dirty and grotty. The graffiti is absolutely everywhere, on every wall. The drains stank, particularly outside some of the eateries, the shops were all selling the same tourist tat. Was happy to leave the area and head back across the river.
Written March 20, 2024
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Trastevere hosts Rome's oldest synagogue; is no longer used for worship by the Jewish community. In the 16th Century, Trastevere's numerous Jewish community was forced to cross the River Tiber and occupied Rome's Ghetto. Trastevere has narrow streets with historic houses; it's filled with bars and eateries. Locals and travelers flock to Trastevere's cobbled streets.
Written March 11, 2024
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Bkbak
Tempe, AZ1,452 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We stayed in Trastevere for 3 nights and loved it. The graffiti is a bit hard to get used to but does not seem to reflect the safety of the area. The streets come to life in the evening with restaurants and stores. It's lovely to walk about and enjoy the vibrance. We specifically stayed on this side of the town for the first 3 nights of our visit to Rome in order to walk to everything from this side.
Written February 25, 2024
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ThebestofKendell
Denver, CO380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Trendy neighborhood that doesn’t feel too touristy. I’d say this is definitely the neighborhood you want to stay in when you come to Rome. There are many affordable and delicious authentic restaurants and it’s close to all tbe main attractions. They even have little stalls set up and there was a small little Christmas market in the area during the beginning of December.
Written February 15, 2024
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Daydream56685541500
Dublin, Ireland14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Very disappointing place. It's filthy and the stench of urine from the fountains is disgusting. Dog poo everywhere on the streets and all round a run down area . I will never visit this place again
Written February 7, 2024
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Ksenia Rrr
Germany11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I think that Trastevere is like a cozy hug from Rome, wrapping you in its narrow cobblestone streets and lively piazzas. It's a neighborhood that oozes Italian charm and authenticity. Whether you're craving a classic pasta dish, a crispy pizza, or a refreshing gelato, you'll find plenty of options to satisfy your taste buds there. Trastevere is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the true essence of Rome!))
Written February 6, 2024
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Jonathan L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
There's a vibrant, bohemian feel about this place, full of life, musicians, beautiful restaurants and cafes. Only got to enjoy one drink as we were leaving early but the bars looked to have a good atmosphere. Definitely worth seeking out and spending some time here when in Rome.
Written January 16, 2024
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cindy2810
Lloydminster, Canada140 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This area is very expensive, food isn’t great and most restaurants have hidden fees such as sitting fee, they will place a basket of bread on your table make you think it’s complimentary but they charge you for it whether you eat it or not, they also charge you for butter if you ask for it. The staff in some restaurants are quite rude as well. This area smells terrible and is dirty. You have to watch where you walk as they don’t pick up after their dogs.
Written December 20, 2023
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