Trastevere Tour

by / Tuesday, 16 April 2017 / Published in Rome

A walk through the streets of this characteristic neighbourhood where the Roman folklore is still alive, where the laundry is still hanging from one window to another. Trastevere district in Rome is often described as Rome’s Greenwich Village.

This Trastevere tour is a pleasant Rome walking tour to discover this charming and welcoming part of Rome with plenty of cobblestone alleys, small shops, excellent restaurants and medieval churches.

Explore the cobbled streets and hidden alleys on Rome’s left bank. Visit the medieval church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of the oldest and most charming basilicas in Rome and then continue to the Villa Farnesina: a magnificent suburban residence built in the 16th century for Agostino Chigi, the banker of the popes. The Villa houses paintings by Raphael, Peruzzi and other important artists of the Italian Renaissance.

You will then cross the Tiber on the famous Sistine bridge and walk along the historical and pictoresque via Giulia. The tour ends in Piazza Farnesein front of the imposing palace built for the Farnese family by Michelangeloand his colleagues.