ROME —Trastevere

One of Rome’s most charming areas with its homes bedecked with flower boxes and cobblestone streets giving it an ‘oldworld’ air. It is also a lively place with its many bars and restaurants.

Some of the sights found in here are:
Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere
Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere
Chiesa di San Francesco d’Assisi a Ripa
Palazzo Corsini
Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere
Piazza San Cosimato
Villa Farnesina

Santa Cecilia In Trastevere

Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere
This church was built over the home of St. Cecilia, (the patron saint of music) an upper-class woman who owned a house on this site and was martyred in the 3rd century.

Santa Maria In Trastevere

Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere
This is worth visiting for its 12th century mosaics. Try and visit at night when the church and its tower are illuminated. According to legend, on the day Christ was born a stream of pure oil flowed from the earth on the site of the church, signifying the coming of the grace of God. A column next to the altar marks the spot.


Chiesa di San Francesco d’Assisi a Ripa : One of the highlights of this church is the Bernini sculpture Blessed Ludovica Albertoni.

Palazzo Corsini


Palazzo Corsini
This palace houses part of the national art collection with highlights including Van Dyck’s Madonna della Paglia and Murillo’s Madonna and Child.

Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere
This lovely square at the heart of Trastevere is a popular meeting place and like so many of the squares found in Rome is great for people-watching whilst enjoying one of its delicious cafes or restaurants.

Traveller's Tip

Trastevere is a great place to spend an evening. Here you will find street entertainers performing music until late. It is well-lit with plenty of people around making it a safe place for single travellers.

Piazza San Cosimato
This square has an outdoor market where you can join the locals in buying delicious fruit and vegetables.

Villa Farnesina

Villa Farnesina
This beautiful villa is decorated with stunning frescos by Raphael such as the Triumph of Galatea and you will find some more on the ground floor in the Loggia of Cupid and Psyche.