Trastevere, Rome guide - Tiber, rentals, churches and markets
Guide to the Trastevere area of Rome
The Trastevere is an excellent place to visit, especially for travellers who are interested in ancient Roman history and medieval Rome. Because of its proximity to both the Vatican and the Coliseum, the Trastevere area is considered to be an ideal launching point for forays into the other parts of the city. Many travellers arriving at Fumicino airport take the train at the airport station and get down at the Stazione Trastevere and then make their way to the destination of their choice.
When visiting the picturesque Trastevere area of Rome, visitors are advised to travel with a guide or a map. A walk among the area’s residential districts will provide visitors with an insight into the local Roman culture. If you are travelling alone, bringing a map along is highly recommended as there are many narrow and winding streets in the Trastevere area and it is easy to get lost.
The Trastevere region is located on the western bank of the Tiber River and is a popular tourist attraction. Visitors to this region will be able to see the Piazza di Santa Maria. This is a square shaped piazza which boasts many bars and upscale restaurants. While in the area, tourists can also visit the Church of Santa Maria, which is considered to be one of the one of the most notable edifices in Rome. Need Trastevere accommodation?
If you are looking for some good eateries in the neighbourhood, head over to the Viale Trastevere which is host to several cosy little restaurants that serve affordable and delicious meals. The church of Santa Cecilia is also located nearby and is definitely worth a visit. The Porta Portese flea market can also be found in the area and visitors will be able to find all sorts of souvenirs and bric-a-brac items on same here for great prices. This is one of the best places for backpackers and those travelling on a budget to shop.
Further travel information: Make sure to try and be in city for Rome Jazz Festival! One of the city's best annual events.
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