It includes the Tiberine Island and the Basilicas of St. Maria and St. Cecilia.
It is the oldest district of rome built on the right bank of the tiber river, before the vatican. It is considered the most pictoresque and charming area of the Eternal City.
The alleyways of Trastevere
Trastevere is probably the most pisctoresque district of Rome.
The Tiberine Island
The only island on the tiber river and the oldest bridge in the city...62 b.C.!!!
Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere
The Medieval Basilica of Santa Maria is the main church of the area and gives the name to the square.
The Basilica of St. Cecilia
This church is dedicated to St. Cecilia...she is the protector of musicians. This basilica is famous for its medieval mosaics, frescoes and the crypt.
Ancient columns re-used to build churches
Most of the churchs of Trastevere were built re-using materials from previous Ancient Roman buildings
The Fountain of Pope Paul V
This famous fountain was built one hundred years before the Trevi fountain at the end of an Ancient Roman acqueduct.
A great view of Rome
Form Trastevere you will reach the Gianicolo hill to enjoy the greatest view of Rome.
Our informative and entertaining guide will take you to the most interesting and beautiful sites of Trastevere.
The tour starts from the Tiberine island with the oldest bridges of the city dating back to I century bc. The island was the home of Esculapius the god of medicine.
Next, you will reach Piazza St. Benedetto with a precious medieval church. there, in Ancient times, the Romans built a public pool for naval battles.
The guide will then take you to the Basilica of St. Cecilia, St. Maria in Trastevere, St. Crisogono and down to the crypts below these churches.
You will see the ancient city walls and climb the hill of Janus the god of passageways until you reach the XVII century Paoline Fountain and a breathtaking belvedere on the way you will also visit some authentic local bakeries with fresh bread, pizza and pastries.
Our tours sell out well in advance and our top-rated tour guides might not be available at the last minute.
- Duration: approximately 3 hours
- When: everyday
- Dressing code: not required.
We had heard that it is necessary to book tours for the most popular sites in Rome. Not sure if this was true or not, I booked a tour for the Vatican with Private Tours of Rome and with other companies. The Vatican Tour with Francesca was, by far, the best. She was knowledgeable, friendly and energetic--and with roaring heat we appreciated the optimism. I wish that we had booked all of our tours with this group!.
Debra S. from Louisville, Kentucky
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