Trastevere Walk (Self Guided), Rome

Trastevere is a Rome neighborhood that lives life to the full. New York has Greenwich Village, and Rome has Trastevere, a medieval district of narrow lanes, old churches, trattorias and cafés with tables spilling out onto the streets and plazas. The architecture is wonderful, the long history is fascinating, but the biggest draw is the atmosphere.

By day, it's genteel and laidback as locals and visitors quietly go about their business, sipping strong coffees in the cafés, browsing traditional shops and watching the world go by. At night, the activity is a little more frenzied as partygoers descend on the clubs and bars. The exhilarating ambience is heightened by street musicians and poets. Explore the neighborhood at your leisure and take in some of its main sights.

The heart of the area is Piazza di Santa Maria, a beautiful pedestrianized square piazza lined with restaurants, bars and old palaces that have seen better days. On arrival, the eye is immediately drawn to the 12th-century Basilica di Santa Maria, a beautiful church with a Romanesque tower. Venture inside for its exquisite 12th-century mosaics. At night, the church and its tower present even more stunning sights when bathed in light.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Trastevere Walk Map

Guide Name: Trastevere Walk
Guide Location: Italy » Rome
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.0 Km or 0.6 Miles
Author: Linda

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