A synonym for real Rome - Trastevere - should not be left only for the evening or next visit! People of all professions, nationalities and religions have always been hospitably received here: you will see how this affected the history and appearance of Trastevere. Get ready to get lost in the streets with garlands of drying clothes, find works of art in basilicas, discover stories behind the facades - and fall in love with the most colorful quarter of the Eternal City! Individual excursion for 1-6 people Duration 2.5 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 from 33 reviews € 26 per person
What awaits you
Chronicle of winding streets The walk will begin with the history of Trastevere: I will tell you about the Etruscans who inhabited these places, about the first Romans, about battles in an artificial lake, about ancient villas, about the first Roman bridge and even about the work of the fire department of the 3rd century AD. On Lungar Street, you will picture the pilgrims on their way to the Vatican, while at Septimus Gate - the walls that protected Trastevere from attacks. And you will also look into the pharmacy, which has been living for more than 500 years thanks to the monks from the neighboring church, and you will come to the Trastevere symbol - barrel fountain works by Pietro Lombardi
Trastevere churches and their masterpieces On the way, we will, of course, visit the most beautiful and significant basilicas of the area
- In the beautiful early Christian churches of Santa Maria in Trastevere you will hear the legend of its appearance, admire the 6th century icon that saved Rome from drought, explore the Avila Chapel, which inspired Borromini, and touch the columns from the ancient baths.
- Church of San Francesco a Ripa, where Francis of Assisi stayed, will allow you to admire the sculpture of Bernini and the magnificent chapel of the Pallavicini family in silence.
- And in Basilica of Saint Cecilia, patroness of musicians, you will learn about the works of the most famous creators of their time: Guido Reni, Pietro Cavallini, Stefano Maderno.
Hidden plots of authentic corners Acquaintance with real Rome is impossible without stories about what happened behind its facades. You will see how the building of the "House of Punishment" for girls is adjacent to Villa Farnesina, the pearl of the Renaissance, and a shelter for the underprivileged - with the Corsini palace … We will talk about the craft that saved children from poor families and look out the window where, according to legend, lived the young daughter of a baker, with whom Raphael was madly in love. I will reveal to you the meaning of unusual inscriptions on buildings, and at the house where the Italian actor Alberto Sordi was born, I will tell you about two generous Trustee
Further - to the Janiculum hill After discovering the secrets of Trastevere, you will head to Yanigul Hill. Here you will hear about the life of Giuseppe Garibaldi, about the unification of Italy and about the Risorgimento period, enjoy the panorama from observation deck and see fountain Aqua Paolanot inferior to Trevi in beauty
☕? We'll stop for coffee in cozy bars and handcrafted ice cream made from seasonal fruits. At your request, I will recommend cafes with the most aromatic coffee, restaurants with real Roman cuisine, pizzerias and romantic terraces for an aperitif.
Drinks and treats are optional and not included in the price.
The start of the tour depends on the location of your hotel. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.