There are few as Roman districts as the one of Trastevere, will be by its atmosphere, its people, or by the enchantment to cross its side streets that a visit to Rome cannot lose a visit to this charming district. The name of the district of Trastevere comes from the expression ” after the Tber” , because the west of the Tber river is located in the shore. This precious district, whose history begins in century VIII before C., now is one of the animated zones more of Rome thanks to its numerous restaurants, tratoras and the premises, many of hidden them in the most unpublished rinconcitos of this part of the city. With the typical medieval popular houses, and its paved with stones ground, this emblematic district turned upside down to the tourist activity after World War II. And it began to be plagued of bars, restaurants and pubs oriented towards the university atmosphere. Their unique atmosphere, its medieval houses and the atmosphere of leisure that created the new establishments attracted, logically, to tourists of all the nationalities.
The activity is concentrated around Piazza I gave Santa Maria in Trastevere, whose church is the oldest basilica of Rome. The Church of Santa Maria is famous by its mosaics, in its interior we will be able to admire the gold mosaic that lodges in its apse. The church dates from century III a. of C. and it was reconstructed in the s. XII. Another Place that we cannot be lost is the Piazza I gave Santa Cecilia, where we will be able to find the church of Santa Cecilia, work of Stefano Maderno, constructed in 1599.
In Trastevere we can visit, without a doubt, these two churches, the medieval tower of the Anguillara, the Corsini Palace or the Renaissance Farnesina. But our recommendation is that it is let take, with the calm of a visit of pleasing, between its narrow paved side streets, and that stops to eat or to take something in some from its small restaurants, trattorias or pizzeras. It is a district to smell, to feel and to taste. And, it visits if it in Sunday, it will be able to see a more boisterous atmosphere, in the famous Porthole Portese or ” rastro” Roman, where he will be able to find objects of all type on sale. In our guide of Rome he will be able to find information stops to travel to Rome, on how moving by Rome and what to visit in Rome.