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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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Great Place to Hang out in Evenings - Friendly Crowds, Entertainer, Plenty of Restaurants Nearby

Our Hotel was in Trastevere, about 5-6 blocks from Piazza Santa Maria. The narrow streets that we took getting to and from the Piazza are lined with very good and moderate to low... read more

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Dover, New Jersey
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Dover, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our Hotel was in Trastevere, about 5-6 blocks from Piazza Santa Maria. The narrow streets that we took getting to and from the Piazza are lined with very good and moderate to low priced Restaurants. In the evenings ( varied by nights) there were performers, artists (displaying and creating their pictures) and people sitting around the fountain watching ( as... More 

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Attard Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In this piazza you find the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere and a handful of good restaurants. The piazza is lively especially in the evenings.

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere is in the heart of the Western bank of the Tiber river, or the Trastevere. On one side, it has the Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of the oldest churches in Rome, with some of the most beautiful 13th century mosaics inside, representing the life of the Virgin Mary. On the... More 

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Strathaven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

What a great place to sit and relax, soaking up the sun, people watching and listening to music. Great cocktails can be had at the bars

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The atmosphere of Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere is cosy and friendly, like a large living room. By the way, Italy seems to have the patent on turning almost every Piazza into a living room. Visiting Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere is a fixed item on a Rome visit. Firstly a visit to the Basilica and then a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This area is surrounded by place to eat and drink and next to the lovely church. Great place to sit on the steps by the fountain and have a snack or drink. Trastevere is a great location in Rome.

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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

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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