Things to do in Trastevere

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  • Jen H
    Saint Paul, MN56 contributions
    We loved our visit across the river to Trastevere and wish we had more time spent here. I'm glad we didn't base here as it would be quite a walk to most of the attractions in Rome. However, it is definitely worth a visit - lots of great little cafe's and restaurants. Be sure to visit the white tents along the river if you're there in the summer months!
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Mark M
    Ada, MI440 contributions
    Worth the stop. The mosaics are glorious. Iconography gives a nice blend of the church of the east and the west. Among Rome’s most impressive churches.
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • Skulfur
    12 contributions
    A wonderful building, highly decorated, fantastic architecture and cratsmanship. The paintings and the frescoes are superb. We went on our own but I can imagine that a guided tour would shed light on the many questions that arose.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Federico F
    Vicenza, Italy78 contributions
    Gianicolo is the highest hill of Rome, but it's quite easy to go on top where there is a Large square. From that point you will have a full view of Rome and during Sunset the light is very beautiful. If you go for sunset, when you go down you can eat dinner in one of the fantastic restaurants of Trastevere
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Susan M
    Minneapolis, MN120 contributions
    What a gem of a church. Of course, there is the legend of Santa Cecelia and the beautiful statue carved of her. But, what did it for me was the unbelievably spectacular mosaics (one of the lovely nuns turned on the lights so we could see them). Don't miss this cool, lovely 5th century church.
    Written 2 June 2022
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  • The Spanish Steps Apartment
    Rome, Italy23,454 contributions
    One of the best views of Rome can be had here, on the Gianicolo. Also enjoy the trees, the busts of Italian patriots, and the nearby statues of Garibaldi and his wife, Anita.
    Written 14 March 2022
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  • The Spanish Steps Apartment
    Rome, Italy23,454 contributions
    Went here today to see the cannon shot at noon, just below Piazzale Garibaldi, which was fun to see. The giant monument to Garibaldi stands in the center of the piazza, and there is a great view of Rome here, as well as several places to get a light snack or drink.
    Written 25 March 2022
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  • dapper777
    Monaco32,154 contributions
    We have been there many times.
    It is a 'staple' of the Janiculum Hill, it is a 'must stop by' if you are in the area, just to take a selfie or to enjoy the belvedere and the stunning view of Rome.
    It is called Fontana dell'Aqua Paola ('Paola Water') because Pope Paul (Paolo) V of the Borghese family, in 1612, wanted to restore the rather ancient Trajan Aqueduct, a 2nd-century aqueduct, built in 109 AD and long around 57 km., that supplied water from the lake of Bracciano to the Trastevere neighborhood and its inhabitants.
    The monumental fountain (better known with the name of "Fontanone") was inspired by the "Fontana dell'Acqua Felice', with the gigantic statue of Moses, built in 1585-88 by Pope Sixtus V. and was built by Giovanni Fontana, with the collaboration of Flaminio Ponzio. It was the great "Mostra del'Acqua Paola" (Acqua Paola exhibition).
    The monumental fountain, with its dazzling Tiburtine marbles taken from the ruins of the Roman Forum, according to the custom of that time, was formed by five basins, three larger and two smaller, that pour abundant water into a large marble pool, which was added later by Carlo Fontana in 1690.
    It is a ‘must’ if you are around Trastevere.
    Written 11 April 2020
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  • Mark M
    Ada, MI440 contributions
    Very nice spot for people watching. Many solid restaurants in the area. The church is amazing and sitting at the fountain is perfect place to reflect.
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • KXLingle
    Sioux Falls, SD92 contributions
    I was last at this church in 2019 and the Bernini Blessed Ludovica was mostly-concealed by scaffolding necessary for work being done in the chapel; the scaffolding is now gone.
    This church is always a great place to visit as it is nice and quiet, a bit of the normal tourist path. I've never been in with where there was more than one or two others inside, and they seem more like locals who actually go to this church for religious services.
    The Bernini is fantastic, something of a companion to the more famous Saint Teresa in Ecstasy at Santa Maria della Vittoria, and truly worth a visit. The light box, however, didn't seem to be plugged in while we were there, so we couldn't illuminate the statue.
    Additionally, there are very nice side chapels throughout the church, including one to the right of the main altar with an exceptional memento mori.
    Written 13 January 2022
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  • Pavel B
    Oslo, Norway96 contributions
    This small temple is indeed hidden inside the convent, but it is worth the effort of climbing the hill and finding the entrance. The proportions are simply majestic.
    Written 22 December 2019
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  • StefanoTraveler17
    14 contributions
    We enjoyed this beautiful corner of Roma, less traveled in mid May 2022. Many lovely flowers in bloom. I was a bit disappointed that the butterfly habitat was not open... next time. Amazingly large rose garden with a wide variety of rose species. Great views and water features. Character over perfection speaks to me.
    Written 28 May 2022
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  • kwiewiorowski
    Poznan, Poland2,213 contributions
    There are so many churches in Rome, nearly every single one is worth visiting. La Chiesa di San Pietro in Montorio in Trastevere is not perhaps the most visited, the most famous or the most beautiful or ornate. It was funded in the 16th century by Spanish Royal family as a part of Franciscan monastery. What sets it apart is a tempietto built by Bramante above the site of supposed crucifixion of St. Peter. It is an absolutely delightful renaissance little temple, perfectly proportioned, full of mosaics and marble. You enter the cloister where it was built via Spanish Institute on the right with a little help from the Institute employee. It is free, though we were not sure at the beginning. Not so many people come to visit, so you have plenty of time and space to enjoy and contemplate it. Certainly worth a visit if you happen to be nearby. For example, come and see Villa Farnesina or Palazzo Corsini in the morning then climb up to la Fontana dell'Acqua Paola, enjoy the view of Rome from this elevated spot and come to see the Tempietto afterword. Half an hour for the chapel should do unless you are seriously interested.
    Written 4 January 2022
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  • dapper777
    Monaco32,154 contributions
    How many times have we crossed it!
    How many times have we been delighted to see the winding Tiber from this historic bridge!
    It is a staple, an unmissable passage for every person who wants to take a walk through the center of Rome to Trastevere.
    The bridge, which connects via dei Pettinari and Piazza Trilussa (the two banks of the river), is a must that cannot be missed in a tourist itinerary.
    It offers exciting views of Rome, with a postcard background in which you can see the Dome of St. Peter.
    This suggestive and romantic was built by Pope Sixtus IV of the della Rovere family (1471-1484), on the occasion of the Jubilee of 1475, to allow a direct link between the Trastevere district (and the Vatican) and the rest of the city.
    The Pope wanted the bridge to bear his name as as stated in one inscription.
    The bridge consists of four arches covered in travertine, has a circular opening in the center and is decorated with five papal coats of arms in marble.
    Not to be missed.
    Written 30 April 2021
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  • 234worldtraveler567
    Boston, MA153 contributions
    This is really nice if you're in the area, but I wouldn't consider it a must see that you need to cross the city for. Follow the Ama signs through a series of turning alleys. It's inside a building (for some reason I had expected it to be outdoors) so it does have hours when it is open. If it's closed, you won't be able to get through the doors or see anything, but I could not find any official hours posted online. It's really well done and worth a quick look.
    Written 26 September 2018
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