Trastevere Rome Visitor Guide

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I love Rome. Not everyone does.

The city can be described as dirty, loud, overwhelming and obnoxious. All of that would be true. Rome is also striking, surprising, and addictive.

Many factors determine whether or not Rome will be a hit. Time of year, weather, holidays, where you stay, how you see and plan the sites.

Little tips like seriously, just take a taxi can make or break you day (and your feet).

Most of my clients are introduced to Rome through a first experience in Trastevere. This is a neighborhood just across the river but still in the center of ancient Rome without being on the tourist treadmill.

Trastevere holds my favorite restaurants, bars, a real morning market and a striking church. Trastevere also lets me pretend like I belong while kids walk to school and friends pour from the bars into the square at night.

When your first moments in a great big new city are more “Wow!” and less “Whoa!” you start your adventure off on the right foot.

Things to do in Trastevere:

  • Take this foodie tour on your first night.
  • Visit the beautiful Santa Maria church, one of the oldest in Rome.
  • Have a sit and a gelato in Piazza Trilussa.
  • Walk across to the Isola Tiberina or Tiber Island.
  • On Sunday check out the Porta Portese flea market.
  • Drink from a fontanella like a local.
  • Wander.

Where to eat in Trastevere:

  • Da Enzo, although you will be rushed through your meal if seated early.
  • Le Mani in Pasta
  • Impiccetta, and know matter how hungry you think you are do NOT order a large pasta.
  • Spirito di Vino, ask to see the cellar.
  • Ombre Rosse for drinks.
  • Innocenti, the best bakery around.

Where to stay in Trastevere:

 

trastevere travel tips italian planning consultant

trastevere travel tips italian planning consultant

trastevere travel tips italian planning consultant

trastevere travel tips italian planning consultant

trastevere travel tips italian planning consultant

trastevere travel tips italian planning consultant

trastevere travel tips italian planning consultant

trastevere travel tips italian planning consultant

trastevere travel tips italian planning consultant

trastevere travel tips italian planning consultant

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