The Hidden Gems of Trastevere

Woody Allen’s movie “To Rome with love” is all set in this area of Rome, a beautiful, fascinating, old and modern at the same time area. Trastevere is in the heart of Rome, its name means “beyond the Tiber” and refers to the main river of the city. It has a special character thanks to its narrow cobbled streets lined by medieval houses. This unique character attracts artists of an kind as well as locals of every ages.

The area does not have major monuments, tour buses going all around or crowds of tourists walking around. It is a quite, relaxed part of a chaotic city. It feels like a small walkable town within a city.

It’s Rome’s gem. Chill and relaxing during the day , fun and crowded at night. During the day, the best thing to do is to stroll the streets, sit in a piazza, meet friends for a coffee or a gelato and just get lost in the gorgeous neighborhood.

One of the most beautiful squares in Trastevere is Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere. The square is referred to the Basilica of Santa Maria, one of the oldest churches in Rome. In front of the building, there’s the oldest fountain of Rome that is still functioning.

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The neighborhood is also full of trattorie, small restaurants owned by Italian families with local specialties. The best time to go is the spring when the owners put the tables outside on the street and the atmosphere is festive. One we suggest is Ai Fienaroli (via dei Fienaroli, 7), a great environment and tasty food! Also, you might wanna go to Trattoria Da Lucia, (Vicolo del Mattonato, 2) a family run restaurant opened in 1938. A very traditional place with the best Cacio e Pepe!

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As for a drinking spot, you should try Cioccolata e Vino, a small pub with unique shots inspired to sexual allusions! A fun place in which the first rule is not to take you too seriously! Plus, the shots are chocolate-based!

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