Trastevere is a picturesque medieval
area located on the west bank of the Tiber.
It is a charming place to wander, eat, doing shopping
and relax yourself.
Trastevere is a typical quarter of
Rome where you can still find the traditions of Roman
The area is famous for the
cafés, restaurants, and shops: you can taste the typical
cosine and buy Roman food as present of your trip in
Walking over Trastevere to visit
the highlights: From Piazza Belli, take the second street
to the right, V. Della Lungaretta, to the Piazza di
S. Maria in Trastevere, the liveliest part of the district
and its undisputed heart.
Local families chase their toddlers
around the graceful fountain in the center of the square,
while tourists gape at the incomparable 12th-c. Byzantine
mosaic facade of the Church of St. Maria, depicting
Mary with the suckling infant Jesus, flanked
by 10 young women carrying oil lamps, The interior is
Leave time after visiting the
church to explore nearby streets, then follow v. dI
S. Cosimiato (to the right of the fountain) out of the
piazza to V. di S. Francesco a Ripa.
Turn left; the street cuts diagonally
across the district to Piazza di S. Francesco d Assisi
and the church of St. Francesco a Ripa , where you
can visit S. Francis's cell. Follow V. Anicia out of
the piazza to V. Della Madonna dell'Orto, right to V.
di S. Michele, and left to Piazza dei Mercanti and the
Church of St. Cecilia .
From here, follow the map back to
Piazza G. Belli by way of tiny Piazza Piscinula.