Trastevere

Trastevere, Rome: Address, Trastevere Reviews: 4.5/5

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This busy and lively neighborhood has the look and feel of a traditional small Italian town, with people shopping, chatting, drinking espresso and going about their daily business.
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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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athy_a
london51 contributions
Feb 2022
Visiting Rome would highly recommend staying in this area. The Trastevere area is a little run down but feels safe. Just across the river from the city centre away from more expensive tourist areas. We stayed in an excellent family run B&B ( Trastevere Colors , Via dei Marescotti, 6, 00153) which was next to bus and tram links to all the sights very easy to travel. Many highly recommended local restaurants serving traditional Roman food / cafes and bakeries in the surrounding area. Close to Campo di Fiori the food market.
Written February 23, 2022
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CityExplorer
North Lanarkshire, UK107 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Chances are when you’re thinking about going to Rome and you imagine strolling round Italian streets in the evening after dinner, you’re probably imagining this place. It’s just 3 stops on the tram from the centre of Rome or a pleasant 20 min walk away. The atmosphere here is just amazing. Is chilled out and there’s music being played, in the square there was a street performer with a small crowd sitting round watching. Food here is much cheaper than in the centre of Rome and we didn’t find Rome expensive compared to other cities. We got the tram, had dinner, wandered around and slowly strolled home and it was my favourite night!
Written September 16, 2020
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Stardoe
Dubbo45 contributions
Jan 2020
We stayed in a lovely apartment here. A little out of the way, but Porta Portese Sunday Markets were right at our front door. They span 3 or 4 streets as far as the eye can see with a great variety of things to buy and where bartering is the expected thing. The tram stop was a minute's walk although no ticket machines, so having a spare metro ticket on hand before we arrived in Trastevere and then buying a weekly transport pass from an info point in the city centre was a great way to solve that problem. Trams run from the Roma Trastevere train station and it's only 15 minutes on tram 8 to the city centre and all the sites. Vatican was a 10 minute tram ride plus a 20-30 minute walk along the river. Tram 3 will take you on a longer journey to the zoo. The Mouth of Truth was a 20 minute walk over the river. Trastevere has its own places to see, but we didn't have time to explore properly. There are plenty of grocery stores and restaurants as well as the usual clothing shops along the main street. The train station is not on the metro, but we caught an above ground train from Termini station (Bus H from Termini also goes directly to Trastevere Station) and then it was very easy to catch the train from Trastevere to Fiumicino airport when we left. Only 8 euro one way.
Written January 21, 2020
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Richard L
San Diego, CA38 contributions
Apr 2022
I always head over to Trastevere for good, inexpensive food in the evening. Be sure, also, to read about Santa Cecilia and her martyrdom followed by a viewing of the unique sculpture of her in death at her church. It's so tender that it brings one to tears.
Written April 15, 2022
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Malgorzata
11,025 contributions
May 2019
Trastevere is a colorful district with workers' roots going back centuries. It is famous for its traditional and extraordinary trattorias, craft beer pubs, handicraft shops, simple guesthouses and budget hotels. An unusual atmosphere of narrow cobbled streets and shabby tenement houses . Being in Rome you can't miss the most pleasant part of the city. Once the poorest, considered the oldest part of Rome, now enjoying great popularity and not necessarily low prices. It's worth coming here and get lost in the maze of alleys. And if you get hungry, there is no shortage of places with delicious food. From early hours until late evening, crowds of young people gather on the promenade and the square of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Trastevere. Fantastic place.
Written March 9, 2020
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Nicole Lacy
10 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Travestere came highly recommend by the locals. For good reasons. All of the restaurants looked and smelled amazing. The prices were much cheaper than the inner city and the quality was much better. Highly recommend visiting Travestere while in Rome to get an authentic experience and an Italian meal to remember for a great price!
Written January 8, 2020
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Syadza A
Jakarta, Indonesia41 contributions
Dec 2019
This is definitely the place you should go to when you are visiting Roma-Italy.
For first timer (or even frequent Roma-traveller) I would recommend you to stay in this area. The are plenty of places to stay here from hotels to apartment for rent.
This area is not far from the city center and definitely has its own charm.
Go inside, and walk in the narrow streets of Trastevere area and you'll find little gems of restaurants, cafes, and bars. You will be charmed.
Written January 13, 2020
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Cary L
Ennis, Ireland222 contributions
Nov 2021
To suggest that if you don't eat in the Trastevere District you can't find good food in Rome. This is simply not true. Yes, it is the restaurant district and yes there are a lot of very good ristorantes in the area and yes it is absolutely well worth going and walking the area, shopping and then sitting down for an incredible meal. You will not be disappointed in any of your choices. It is almost overwhelming because you have so many choices and it is almost too hard to decide where to stop. My advice...if you see a place that looks nice stop and eat. In all likelihood you will not be disappointed. Buon appetito!!!!
Written November 30, 2021
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Elvia M
Minneapolis, MN104 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
I thoroughly enjoyed this exquisite collection of art. My teenage son was mesmerized by the Bernini sculptures.
There is a lot to see , but not enough time
was provided. Despite this being off season visitors are allowed 2 hours only.
Also be aware there were very little seating
so if you need to do so , rest on first floor exhibit.
Written February 11, 2020
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BruceInVA
Manakin Sabot, VA14 contributions
Sep 2021
The restaurant and street scene in this part of town is loose and exciting. Wait 'til after 10 pm. I was here about 20 years ago, and it was a bit of a sketchy neighborhood, now it's cool and safe. We walked into an impromptu street/dance party of a couple of hundred people in a piazza on a Tuesday night. Restaurants are more affordable and less touristy over here, too.
Written September 28, 2021
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