This bohemian neighborhood across the river from the Centro Storico is home to an interesting mix of foreign students and generations of Roman families. The best way to discover Trastevere is to cross the pedestrian Ponte Sisto and wander the picturesque cobblestone streets and vine-covered alleys. Highlights include the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of the oldest churches in Rome, and Villa Farnesina with its Raphael frescoes. Have coffee at the Bar San Calisto.
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Wandering the streets of Trastevere
Trastevere is a Roman neighborhood across the river, as the name suggests: "tras" meaning across, and "Tevere" meaning the Tiber, name of the river.
To the south of the Vatican and away from the central tourist attractions of the Forum and Colosseum, Trastevere tends to be a bit less crowded and pricey, without losing any of the charm and beauty that is typical of Rome. The central piazza is of course lined with restaurants that have menus in English (and prices to match), but if you take the time to wander the tiny streets and get lost in the maze of sandstone-colored buildings, you will definitely find cheaper and more local places to eat.
A lovely Roman neighbourhood which has lots to see and eat. Very authentic-feeling and certainly a good idea to take a stroll here especially at night as it has a substantial number of cafes and restaurants.