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Follow your local guide through one of the oldest neighborhoods in Rome, and one of the most charming, on this 2-hour walking tour of the Trastevere. Wind your way through the maze of narrow cobblestone streets to get a peek at what makes this Medieval district such a hotspot for art, food, and nightlife. Tour group size is limited to 12, which keeps the group small and attention from the guide personalized.

Highlights

  • 2-hour walking tour of Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood with a local guide
  • Explore Trastevere’s winding streets and admire the area’s charming mix of old and new architecture
  • Discover the local history and learn how Trastevere has transformed into one of Rome's trendiest areas
  • Stop at traditional bakeries and eateries to sample local specialties such as grattachecca (own expense)
  • Small-group tour with numbers limited to 12 to ensure a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Rome Trastevere Walking Tour

Isola Tiberina

The name “Trastevere” means “beyond the Tiber,” so to begin your tour you'll cross Rome's oldest bridge and meet your guide outside the Church of St. Bartholomew on Tiber Island (Isola Tiberina) right in the middle of the Tiber River (Tevere). From there, you'll walk across another bridge into the Trastevere, a maze of food shops, art galleries, cafes, apartment buildings, and pretty squares.

You'll follow your local guide through the labyrinth, pausing now and then to buy a grattachecca (Rome's most refreshing summer treat) or take note of the simultaneously atmospheric and practical laundry lines strung across alleyways, while you learn about the history of the Trastevere. This district was once rather run-down and working-class, and has become one of the city's liveliest and most popular neighborhoods – especially after dark.

Stop at Basilica of Santa Cecilia to hear the legend of the Roman martyr who died on the very spot where the church was built. Visit Piazza Santa Maria, the main square of the neighborhood and one of the best people-watching spots in the whole city, to contemplate the history of the 12th-century mosaics in the square. If you're feeling peckish, stop for a snack at a favorite local bakery (own expense) before continuing to your next stop, Piazza Trilussa. The fountain in this square, Fontana dell'Acqua Paola, once was fed by water from an ancient Roman aqueduct.

The final stop on your Trastevere tour is the Sixtus Bridge (Ponte Sisto), where you can decide whether to keep going into the heart of Rome's city center or head back into the Trastevere to find a table for dinner.

Customer Reviews

J D B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

A wonderful historic tour of some of the key sites in and around the Trastevere area. The guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, bringing with him reference material to support the visual impact of the sights; English was perfect. Recommend this tour.

Tina

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Laura, our tour guide, was wonderful. She had a unique perspective of the history and demographics of the area since her family had lived there for generations. It was a different type of tour in the fact that there weren't any well known monuments, churches, or attractions that were overwhelmed by tourists. Much more intimate. My friend and I really enjoyed the experience and would definitely book again.

Indrawati T

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

There were only 3 people went on this tour including myself so it was like a private tour. We met the guide in front of the church in Trastevere. His name is Mauro. He is excellent, told us the history of that neighbourhood and the churches that are there including Santa Maria. It is an old beautiful church. The tour was good and interesting. The neighbourhood itself is very interesting. Lots of walking on cobble stones, make sure you have a guide as it is very easy to get lost. Lots to see in Trastevere. The guide said at night the neighourhood is even more beautiful and interesting. It is more peaceful than any other sites in Rome.
MCIT

Michael D

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

My wife and I booked a walking tour of Trastervere. It was vey nice and we learned about an area that we would not have otherwise visited. It was not as exciting as some of the other tours (Vatican/historical sites/catacombs). We still recommend it but do not be disappointed with not seeing historic sites.

lidia beatriz s

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Sunny W

1 star rating: I do not recommend this November 2015

I already sent a detailed review on this tour.

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