A stroll around Trastevere, a charming (and very chaotic at night) medieval neighborhood, will take you to the hidden corners of Rome.
You can start your walk from the Basilica of St. Cecilia: Cecilia in the year 230 supposedly survived decapitation for three days and when her tomb was opened in 1599 her body was incorrupt! Move to Piazza di Santa Maria, the heart of this labyrinthine district, with its impressive 12th century Basilica covered with glittering Cavallini mosaics and then divert into the quiet cobblestoned side streets lined with crumbling buildings with faded paintwork and religious shrines or the noisy streets with shops and cafes everywhere.
But it ain’t over yet! Stroll through Porta Settimiana to Via della Lungara where you find the opulent Renaissance building known as Villa Farnesina, then cross the street to Palazzo Corsini, a baroque palace with a collection of antique art by Titian and Caravaggio. Behind the palace is Rome’s Orto Botanico (botanic garden), an oasis with more than 7,000 plant species that lies at the bottom of the Gianicolo, the eighth hill of Rome: it’s worth the 20-minute climb for some of the best views in the city.
A unique place, a strange mix of tradition and innovation, peace and chaos.
A peculiar neighborhood, partially preserved from modernity, loaded of stories and legends.
Trastevere is arguably Rome’s trendiest area, a place that literally never sleeps.
You will be fascinated by architecture and winding streets, but do not forget to stop at traditional eateries to sample local specialties.
Fully narrated tour.
Approximate duration 3 hours (4 hours adding Gianicolo Hill to the tour).
No-wait access entrance at Palazzo Corsini and Villa Farnesina.
A great guide, informative and friendly, speaking the language of your choice.
The tour is private and can run anytime you want, you also decide the composition of the group.
Everyone during the day.
If you want to stay here for dinner and after, keep in mind Trastevere is noisy and chaotic at night. Fun loving people love it, quiet persons could feel uncomfortable.