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Trastevere Tours

Bohemian Trastevere is one of Rome’s most historic and picturesque neighborhoods—a maze of cobbled streets lined with atmospheric restaurants serving some of Italy’s best cuisine. At dusk, trendy crowds pour into its fashionable sidewalk cafés and bars to enjoy the vibrant Roman nightlife. Trastevere lies across the river—hence the name, which means “across the Tiber”—from the center of Rome, and at its heart is Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, home to one of Rome’s oldest churches (from AD 340) and a majestic 15th-century fountain. Other neighborhood sights include the beautiful Santa Cecilia in Trastevere church, dating from the fifth century, and Villa Farnesina, filled with stunning frescoes—including two attributed to Raphael.

The Basics
Many of Trastevere’s narrow streets are closed to traffic, so the best way to explore this ancient Roman neighborhood is by getting off the beaten path with a guided walking tour—though Vespa scooter and Segway tours are also fun options. Trastevere is famous for its excellent cuisine, so consider taking a food tour to discover traditional Roman dishes, Italian wines, and open-air food markets. Alternatively, tour after dark to rub elbows with young Romans out for a night on the town.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Trastevere’s nightlife centers around the bustling Piazza Trilussa, at the end of the Ponte Sisto.
  • If you love authentic Italian food and wine, Trastevere is considered one of the best neighborhoods in Rome for meals, wine tastings, and festive ambience.
  • Tours of Trastevere often include visits to the Jewish Ghetto and Campo de’ Fiori, both located just across the river.

How to Get There
Trastevere lies along the east bank of the Tiber River, south of Vatican City. To reach the neighborhood, cross the Ponte Sisto on foot, or take the 8 tram across the Ponte Garibaldi just north of Tiber Island.

When to Get There
Trastevere is delightful to explore all year round, though the neighborhood is best appreciated when the weather is mild. For a unique look into one of the most lively neighborhoods in the Eternal City, take a leisurely stroll by night. Like much of Rome, the area gets crowded in summer.

Caravaggio in Trastevere
In the early 17th century, Caravaggio was commissioned to paint “The Death of the Virgin” for the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Scala in Trastevere. The master painter’s realistic depiction of the Virgin as swollen and bare-legged was considered blasphemous, and the parish rejected his work. It now hangs in the Louvre in Paris.

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Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori and Jewish Ghetto, Rome, null
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Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori and Jewish Ghetto

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Jostle with locals for the best food in town on this 3.5-hour small-group food tour of Rome! Focusing on the most exciting gourmet haunts in up-and-coming ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.70
Trastevere and Rome's Jewish Ghetto Half-Day Walking Tour, Rome, Food Tours
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Trastevere and Rome's Jewish Ghetto Half-Day Walking Tour

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Escape Rome's crowds to explore parts of the historic center that most tourists don't get to visit. You'll enjoy a leisurely stroll through the fascinating ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.24
The Heart of Ancient Rome and Ghetto Walking Tour, Rome, Walking Tours
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The Heart of Ancient Rome and Ghetto Walking Tour

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Enjoy a morning tour among two of the most iconic districts of Rome: Trastevere, whose name means on the other side of the river “Tevere”, and the old Jewish ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.37
Half-Day Food and Wine Tasting Tour in Rome, Rome, Walking Tours
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Half-Day Food and Wine Tasting Tour in Rome

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An expert guide will accompany you on a 4 hour walking tour in the heart of the historic food center of Rome, from Campo de’ Fiori to Trastevere where you ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.55
Evening Trastevere Walking Tour and Villa Dinner, Rome, Food Tours
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Evening Trastevere Walking Tour and Villa Dinner

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The winding cobbled lanes of Trastevere. Dinner in a 17th-century villa. Combine both on this special walk-and-dine tour around this happening Rome ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.98
Rome Food Walking Tour - Enjoy the Authentic Roman Taste, Rome, Dining Experiences
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Rome Food Walking Tour - Enjoy the Authentic Roman Taste

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Your local Italian guide will take you to a delightful little café to taste an Italian cappuccino or espresso. Next you will try the best and most fresh ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 18 minutes (approx.)

From USD $83.61
Highlights of Rome by Night Segway Tour, Rome, Food Tours
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Highlights of Rome by Night Segway Tour

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You have not truly seen Rome until you have experienced it at night! The monuments completely transform as they are beautifully illuminated, creating a ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $66.12
Small-Group: Trastevere Food Tour in Rome, Rome, Night Tours
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Small-Group: Trastevere Food Tour in Rome

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Learn about Roman cuisine and history in this exclusive 3-hour guided tour for up to 8 people. Enjoy a unique taste of Rome while sampling some of the best ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.55
Private Food Tour of Rome: Campo de Fiori Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere, Rome, Food Tours
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Private Food Tour of Rome: Campo de Fiori Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere

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Go hunting for the best food in Rome with this private 3.5-hour food tour through Campo de' Fiori, the Jewish Ghetto, and the Trastevere neighborhood. With an ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $80.29
Semi-Private Trastevere Food Tour from Rome, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Semi-Private Trastevere Food Tour from Rome

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This 3-hour Trastevere food tour gives you the opportunity to learn about real Roman cuisine and its history while tasting some of the best food Rome has to ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.55

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