TRASTEVERE: the romantic heart of Rome
Duration: 3 hours
Have you ever dreamed to discover what Rome looked like a couple of centuries ago? Then just take a walk beyond the Tiber to Trastevere, a charming medieval neighbourhood full of charm and history, thanks to its narrow cobbled streets lined by medieval houses
Trastevere is named for its position ‘over the Tiber’. Separated from the heart of central Rome by the river, the area retained its narrow lanes and working-class population when the rest of Rome began its nineteenth-century expansion. Despite its being a major touristic destination, it has managed to preserve a strong local (and “Roman”!) identity, and it’s not too difficult to step off the main routes and escape the masses.