Trastevere Walking Tour, Rome

Take this tour to explore Trastevere, the 13th rione (district) of Rome, located on the west bank of the Tiber, south of Vatican City. Its name comes from the Latin "trans Tiberim", literally "beyond the Tiber". Although the rione was established during the times of ancient Rome, it grew and formed as a true part of the city in the Middle Ages, as a result it is characterized by narrow, cobbled streets and medieval buildings.
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Trastevere Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Trastevere Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Rome (See other walking tours in Rome)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Author: clare
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Villa Sciarra

1) Villa Sciarra

Rome is a busy, rather hectic city and the constant rush of cars and people can be very tiring after a while. Luckily, there are many parks in which you can relax and get a few hours of peace; one of these parks is the Villa Sciarra on Gianicolo Hill.

In 1653 the large tract of land was bought by Cardinal Antonio Barberini, who intended to create a farm there. The land was sold to Colonna di Sciarra in 1811, who bought some of the surrounding land at the same time.

By 1880, the Di Sciarra...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Mercato di Porta Portese

2) Mercato di Porta Portese

Mercato di Porta Portese is one of the largest flea markets in Rome, that is located in the historic Trastevere district. Stretching from Piazza di Porta Portese to Piazza Ippolito Nievo, it is held every Sunday. Mercato di Porta Portese hosts thousands of vendors who offer a variety of such as paintings, wooden medallions, hairpins, rosaries, old TVs, 19th century books, clothes, leather jackets, antique chairs, tables, desks, consoles, chandeliers, vases, and many more.

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Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

3) Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

The church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere is situated on the West bank of the River Tiber, to the south of the Vatican City. You really shouldn’t miss visiting this lovely church. The 1st church was built in the 3rd century by Pope Urban 1, supposedly on the site of the martyred saint’s house. Later excavations under the Chapel of Relics revealed the remains of a Roman house with a pagan shrine to Minerva and the baptistery of an ancient church.

The church was rebuilt in 822 by Pope...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Antica Caciara

4) Antica Caciara

What to buy here: Cheese – Every Italian region has a long tradition of cheese production, and each of them boasts its own type. Cheeses come from very old Italian food habits, and throughout the country there are countless types of cheeses. According to the law, it can be defined cheese the product obtained with the coagulation of milk. From the worldwide popular mozzarella to Sardinia's Pecorino to the northern Gorgonzola, cheeses have many kinds of uses in the Italian cuisine, such as...   view more
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Santa Maria in Trastevere

5) Santa Maria in Trastevere (must see)

Santa Maria in Trastevere is a titular minor basilica, one of Rome’s oldest churches, and perhaps the first in which mass was openly celebrated. The basic floor plan and structure of the church date back to the 340s. The present nave preserves its original basilica plan and stands on earlier foundations. The 22 granite columns with Ionic and Corinthian capitals that separate the nave from the aisles came from the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla, as did the lintel of the entrance door. Inside...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Teatro Belli

6) Teatro Belli

Known as one of the most beautiful theaters in Rome, Teatro Belli occupies the former quarters of the Monastero di Santa Apollonia Church. The place is buzzing with cultural and theatrical...   view more
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Pasticceria Valzani

7) Pasticceria Valzani

What to buy here: Sweets and pastries – No meal is properly finished without a combined dessert, and in Italian tables this can hardly be missed. The whole country boasts a great tradition of sweets, pastries, cakes and cookies that can be bought in the many bakery shops of the capital, but Rome boasts its own very ancient sweet delicacies and the capital is obviously the best place to find them. Typical pastries belonging to the old Roman tradition are the famous Pangiallo romano, a sweet...   view more
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Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica (Palazzo Corsini)

8) Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica (Palazzo Corsini)

The Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, or National Gallery of Ancient Art, is an art gallery in Rome, Italy, located on two sites: the Palazzo Barberini and the Palazzo Corsini. The Palazzo Corsini, formerly known as Palazzo Riario, is a 15th-century palace that was rebuilt in the 18th century by architect Ferdinando Fuga for Cardinal Neri Maria Corsini. Inside this late-Baroque palace, on the second floor, the Corsini Museum exhibits mostly Italian art, starting from early Renaissance up to...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Rome, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Rome

Create Your Own Walk in Rome

Creating your own self-guided walk in Rome is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Trevi and Colonna Walking Tour

Trevi and Colonna Walking Tour

The Trevi rione (district) of Rome, which is the 2nd rione, is most famous for the Trevi Fountain, as well as for being home to several magnificent public libraries. Colonna is the 3rd rione of Rome and takes its name from the rione's most famous landmark, the Column of Marcus Aurelius in the Piazza Colonna. Colonna is also home to several palazzos, churches and other landmarks.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Pigna & Sant'Eustachio Walking Tour

Pigna & Sant'Eustachio Walking Tour

Pigna and Sant'Eustachio are two historic rioni (districts) of Rome, located near the city center. They are home to several famed landmarks of antiquity, notably the Pantheon. Take this tour to explore Sant'Eustachio, the 8th rione of Rome, and Pigna, the 9th rione.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Pinciano Cultural Walk

Pinciano Cultural Walk

Pinciano is the 3rd rione (district) of Rome, it is located in the north of the city, close to the Aurelian walls. Pinciano is home to the Pincio Gardens, an impressive park within the city of Rome. Take this tour to explore the Pinciano rioni and visit such famous sites as the Galleria Borghese, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, National Etruscan Museum, and Bioparco.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Monti and Celio Walking Tour

Monti and Celio Walking Tour

Take this tour to explore the Monti and Celio rioni (districts). Celio is the 19th rione of Rome, its coat of arms features an elephant headdress with golden tusks on a silver background, in memory of an African bust that was found in via Capo d'Africa. Monti is actually the first rione, its name literally means "mountains". Monti's coat of arms consists of three green mountains on a silver background, since the rione originally encompassed the Esquiline and the Viminal Hills, and parts of the Quirinal and the Caelian Hills.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
Souvenir Shopping Tour

Souvenir Shopping Tour

It would be a pity to leave Rome without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Rome, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Holy Sites Walking Tour

Holy Sites Walking Tour

Being the cradle of the Catholic Church, one of the world's biggest religions, Rome has a large number of valuable, sacred places of worship. Crowded with architectural splendors from different periods of time, each church and basilica represents a significant part of Rome's culture and history. Take the following tour to discover Rome's magnificent religious heritage.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km

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