Why Everyone Falls in Love with Trastevere

The neighborhood of Trastevere lies in Rome on the far side of the Tiber. Once a well kept local secret, the narrow cobblestoned streets near the river are hidden no more. Many tourists know that they will be rewarded with some of the best restaurants in Rome when venturing to Trastevere. But spend 10 minutes walking up the Viale Trastevere away from the river, and it is still possible to discover a more local feel. I spent a summer living in this area near the Trastevere railway station. In this post, I share some of my favorite images and memories of living in this magical neighborhood. Mostly, there is a lot of amazing food. And also some beautiful palaces with fabulous art. If you’re thinking of traveling to Rome this year, make Trastevere a must see, if not your home base for exploring the Eternal City. Here’s just a few things you can look forward to.

 

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The Ponte Sisto, the gateway across the Tiber to Rione Trastevere
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The ambiance in the evenings along the cobblestones streets with hanging vines is simply magical
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Painted ceiling at Villa Farnesina
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Pizza by the slice at La Renella… Zucchini flowers ❤ ❤
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Grilled octopus at Luppulo Station 
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A typical street in Trastevere during the day
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Delectable sweets at Sicilia e Duce
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Looking over the Tiber Summer Festival at night
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Tiber during the day
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Pizza and vino at Ai Marmi
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Seafood Pasta at Osteria La Gensola
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Paintings in Palazzo Corsini
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Aperitivo at Freni e Frizoni 
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Rotating craft beer selection at Luppulo Station
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Burgers at Burger Factory
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Shop dogs in the streets
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Deuce dog in front of Fonte della Salute gelato shop
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Scalera Ugo Bassi leading to the Montverde neighborhood
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Cocktails at Baylon Cafe
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Amazing beef with walnuts at L’Orange
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Fatamorgana naturally flavored gelato

 

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Chocolate shots at Cioccolata e Vino

So there’s a quick snapshot of what’s cooking in Trastevere. For full blog posts about some of these fabulous eateries, follow the FOOD links below. And if you are thinking about Rome this year, check out my sample 4 day Rome itinerary here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1r6NdCxcQzKakJk5mLDSHX3EIUgbSG4I4ryv7eOX8BNY/edit?usp=sharing

As always, if you need help planning the vacation of your dreams, get in touch with me at taylorgeiger@yahoo.com or by Facebook message at https://www.facebook.com/taylor.geiger

For more info about my travel planning services, don’t miss this blog post!

FOOD links:

reviews from my travel blog!

Baylon Cafe

Luppulo Station

Osteria La Gensola

L’Orange

Palazzo Corsini

 

 

 

 

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