Rome neighborhoods: Trastevere

The Trastevere zone is considered one of the most beautiful in the city of Rome. Located on the west bank of the Tiber River, it takes its name precisely from this position, beyond the Tiber.
Here, there are some of the most spectacular monuments of the city, like the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere and the churches of Santa Cecilia and San Crisogono.

The Trastevere neighborhood over time
Trastevere is a neighborhood with a long history, which starts even from the time of the * Etruscans *, when this population had dominance over these territories. The Romans were very fond of this area.
The Tiber Island was considered sacred and it had a temple that was dedicated to the God Aesculapius, protector of medicine.
In the early Christian era, this area was the site of important martyrs, like the one of Cecilia, who would later become a saint and whose house was transformed into a place of worship. The beautiful Basilica of Santa Cecilia was later built on the ruins of her house, which are still preserved in the basements.

The Trastevere zone today
It is a very welcoming neighborhood where you can find everything you need. Trastevere is indeed the perfect place for every age group. In a very central location that is at the same time slightly deviated from the busiest neighborhoods of Rome, older people find a certain tranquility here. People live well in Trastevere. They live in small buildings of two or three floors, some of which are aesthetically so very well kept and so beautiful that are considered luxury homes. In this zone also the nightlife is unleashed, especially on weekend evenings, on Friday and Saturday and, for this reason, is full of young people and tourists who love the nightlife.

Where to go in Trastevere
In Trastevere there are many places where to have fun. There are the most famous Roman restaurants where you can eat delicious fish. You can’t miss the opportunity to try family-run trattorias, which offer typical recipes. Among the most popular dishes served in these characteristic restaurants of the Roman tradition, we can mention for example spaghetti amatriciana, or penne al’arrabbiata. The abbacchio, Roman style lamb, is certainly not to be missed, which is also very widespread and appreciated.
Undoubtedly the alleys of Trastevere are among the most characteristic of all of Rome and in a certain sense recall those of the Monti zone due to the air of familiarity that one breathes while walking through them.
The aforementioned Basilica of Santa Cecilia is one of the most interesting attractions of the zone today.
It is considered as a real pearl of Roman sacred architecture and certainly a destination for all those tourists who have a few more days to expand their tour also to these areas. The square where the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere is set is also unique and unmissable.
The Museum of Rome in Trastevere is also very interesting. This is a structure that collects curiosities, objects and documents related to the more and less recent history of the Capital that it is considered the museum of the folklore of Rome. It is worth seeing it for its peculiarities.
Additionally, Piazza Trilussa is one of the evening meeting points in this area, where young people and passers-by gather together to enjoy the splendid view of the Tiber. From there, you can also easily reach the beautiful Tiberina island, which is worth visiting especially in summer.
In a nutshell, Trastevere is undoubtedly a neighborhood that has much to offer to everyone. With its numerous cultural offers, this area allows you to have excellent opportunities to spend your free time. Those who love to walk, from here can also reach the * Gianicolo *, directly on foot.