Insider tips on Trastevere, Rome, Italy in GlobetrotterGirls at Pepo - Aug 11 2017, 09.32.23 PM UTC

My favorite neighborhood in Rome?


Located on the west bank of the river (Trastevere translates to across the Tiber (river) ), it has become a favorite with many Rome fans over the years, yet it doesn’t see as many visitors as the part of town on the east bank. Why is that? Because all of Rome’s famous sights, like the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon… are located on the east bank of the Tiber, and most people don’t make it on the other side of the river during their visit to Rome (except for the obligatory stop in Vatican City, which is also on the west bank).

What I love about Trastevere is that is the neighborhood in Rome where not only can you find typical Italian architecture, charming piazzas (squares), cobble stone streets (many of which are pedestrianized), many outdoor cafes and restaurants, but also plenty of street art, which gives the neighborhood a bit of an edge. 🍦🍕🇮🇹

I love to just wander around the labyrinth of narrow streets while marveling at the ivy-covered facades, the new street art and check out cute cafes. Trastevere is definitely not a hidden gem anymore – but it hasn’t lost any of its charming character. If you are visiting Rome, definitely head over to Trastevere – Lonely Planet has a great 1-day itinerary with all the spots you shouldn’t miss:
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