Discover Rome like a Roman in Trastevere

By Philippa Burne, UK, May 2012

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When in Rome it’s tempting and very easy to stay in the Centro Storico, the historic center. But as they say, when in Rome do as the Romans do, which means you need to cross the river and head to Trastevere. This is the heart of real contemporary Rome. Trastevere is the place the city’s inhabitants come in the evenings, to the bars and restaurants that give the narrow cobbled streets such vitality.

When I went there with my friends, we chose a small local restaurant at random, and ended up having a wonderful meal and a great chat with the owner who happened to have relatives living in our hometown. Thanks to this connection, our tiramisu and coffee were free. We left feeling like part of the extended family.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Rome Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Rome.

Photo courtesy of Averain via Flickr.

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