Trastevere
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Discover a hidden side of Rome in Trastevere, a non-touristy bohemian neighborhood located across the Tiber River. Get lost along the winding alleys, join a food walking tour, enjoy a panoramic view from Piazzale Garibaldi, or experience the district with a photography tour. The streets are lined with shops, trattorias, and bars; when night falls, Trastevere comes alive with al fresco dining, twinkly fairy lights, and live music. Visit on market days to check out the weekly Porta Portese market, Rome’s largest flea market. – Tripadvisor
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Neighbourhood: Trastevere
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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  • Gaiouzo
    Verbier, Switzerland2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perhaps best Italian restaurant ever!
    Perhaps best Italian ever!!! The pastas are just AMAZING cooked to the perfection. The Italian owner, his wife and his staff are so nice, fun and efficient. A must in Bodrum when you are tired of the eternal meze or when you just want to enjoy an excellent authentic restaurant.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 June 2023
  • Aaron R
    Indianapolis, Indiana16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The charm goes up to 11
    We stayed in Trastevere, and it was beautiful and quaint and charming, etc. There were lots of small restaurants and cafes and shops, and the location is very convenient if you're seeing the popular sites. There are flowers along the streets and the place smells of jasmine. 100% would recommend visiting Trastevere.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 7 June 2023
  • Joe S
    Lebanon, Oregon13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and active Neighborhood
    Vibrant neighborhood with a cool food and music scene. We came here every night we we were in Rome. So much fun and good food and drinks. The Roman Historical site were incredible but we looked forward to coming back to this area every night. At first glance it could seem a bit dodgy with the graffiti and such but after your here for a while its part of the charm.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 14 July 2023
  • jesse.lodge
    Charlotte, North Carolina693 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun Place to Visit at Night
    My family and I visited here at night for supper and really enjoyed the cool atmosphere. They have a local square with performers playing music which creates a nice, positive environment that everyone can enjoy. I highly recommend visiting.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 July 2023
  • GPSBOY
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Trastevere area is worth a visit!
    I didn't take the Roman Food Tour. But I can say that the Trastevere section of Rome is worth your time. On Saturdays, they have a huge open air flea market and you can pick up bargains galore. We were staying near the Termini (the main bus and train station in Rome) and a local bus took us right to this section and it was an easy walk to the market. There are loads of restaurants in this area as well but I recommend searching Trip Advisor to find those that interest you as it's been several years since I was there and, you know, restaurants can change over time.
    Visited October 2022
    Written 19 August 2023
  • TwixUK
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom412 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming area, full of atmosphere
    Having spent the day exploring Rome & it’s sights, we walked along the Tiber from Castel St Angelo, crossing over, into the area of Trastevere. We arrived to live music being played to an appreciative audience, and promptly set off down the warren of cobbled streets and explored. Thoroughly enjoyed our late afternoon & evening - what a characterful area. As the evening progressed the area got incredibly busy, with long ques waiting for restaurants. We were fortunate to have secured a table for a tasty dinner with great service. Highly recommend a visit to this area!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 September 2023
  • Phill147
    Sydney, Australia886 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much History
    Trastevere maintains its character thanks to its narrow cobbled streets lined by ancient houses. At night, natives and tourists alike flock to its many pubs and restaurants,[5] but much of the original character of Trastevere remains. So many Fountains- churches-cafes and sites to see.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Karim Maarouf
    Cairo, Egypt852 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great area especially at night
    This is a very charming area full of restaurants. I came here for dinner a couple of times and enjoyed the atmosphere. It was full of locals and tourists alike. There are a lot of good non-touristic restaurants unlike the more popular touristic areas.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 October 2023
  • Conny Wylie
    Ottawa, Canada932 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eat Your Heart Out.
    Trastevere is a tranquil district of Rome sought after by tourists and locals alike. I relished my jaunts through the cobbled streets soaking up prized medieval churches, small quaint shops sporting the most unique wares, an endless array of eateries and bars and the revealing overhanging laundry lines. The Trastevere is a coveted area for dining especially at night when streets bourgeon with crowds on the hunt for food. I gorged on world class pizza, limoncello and gelato all day at restaurants I couldn't pronounce.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 October 2023
  • Gklipp
    Charlotte, North Carolina13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dining in Trastevere
    Stayed at the MZ Hotel close to the bridge to Trastevere prior to our cruise the next day. Visited Trastevere at night and had an excellent meal at La Scala Roma restaurant. One of the best meals of the trip.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 October 2023
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Hany G
Bakersfield, CA1,782 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It is located on the other side of the Tiber River . A walkable distance from the city center. We loved the vibe and atmosphere.
Allt of good restaurants and pubs.
A good area to hang out for night life.
Written 26 May 2024
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Louis L
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Unfortunately the tour company canceled our tour a few days before and was not able to reschedule . Was disappointed, we were looking forward to the tour.
Written 23 May 2024
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Apple D
Luzon, Philippines37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
As a tourist, this is the “local Rome” that we probably envision - ivy crawling on old buildings, trattorias aplenty and small intimate squares. If you are after the big bombastic, glamorous Rome, this is not it. This has a more community feel which adds to that allure. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still a lot of tourists (I mean it’s Rome!). But it is nice to go here and just stroll, have coffee or gelato or both and take it easy. And yes, it is still Rome so it’s not the cleanest, I have to say.
Written 21 May 2024
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is the Rione on the west side of the Tiber and south of Vatican City. It is a considerably more laid back neighbourhood compared to the city centre of Rome on the eastern side of the river. You will find hotels, some shopping, great little local restaurants, pizzerias and gelaterias as well as charming streets lined with historic churches, palace buildings and villas all which can be experienced with far fewer fellow tourists in a place in Rome. It is much more relaxed and slower pace of life in Trastevere.
Written 8 May 2024
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Donald R
Sunnyvale, CA39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Fun place to visit. Crowded for lunch! Delicious pork sandwich at Cantina Dei Papi! Good buzz, reminds us of San Francisco.
Written 1 May 2024
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Krystal Q
Indianapolis, IN16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Lovely area to stay! Close enough to walk to the big attractions but tucked away in an area with quaint streets. So many restaurants, bars, and shops nearby. I would highly recommend this neighborhood for anyone visiting Rome.
Written 30 April 2024
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Denise A
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Overrated, dirty, touristy, smelly and boring - sorry to all of you who love it! We tried. We walked all about, saw the tree lined streets and stopped to have a drink but didn't like the neighborhood at all after a couple of hours. Left to have dinner elsewhere. With so many other spots in Rome, we didn't see the appeal.
Written 27 April 2024
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Fiona Wieland
Harrogate, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A must visit part of Rome. Just over the river. So many lovely bars and restaurants and live music. As you cross the river you can feel the atmosphere change, more relaxed, less traffic. It’s pretty, quirky, fun. Not expensive.
Written 19 April 2024
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Xamot Tomax
Fort Wayne, IN6,817 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Each time we visit this city, we always spend some time wandering through Rome’s older neighborhoods. We cross the Tiber River and away we go. You immediately notice a difference once you’re there. It’s like stepping back in time. We try to find new restaurants with each visit. The smaller cafes and restaurants seem to have more of intimate vibe. You don’t feel overcrowded like you would feel near the tourist attraction areas of the city. Even if their was a language barrier, w we e’d often feel right at home by the hospitality of the staff.
Written 11 April 2024
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Jenny C
Templeton, CA197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This was a lovely fun place for night life, dinner and shopping! The streets and alleys are lit up with lights and restaurants are easy to get into! We enjoyed this very much!
Written 4 April 2024
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