Sitting just south of Vatican City on the west bank of the Tiber River, the Trastevere area is in the rione (district) XIII of Rome. When walking through the narrow, cobblestone streets between medieval houses, keep an eye out for the district crest, a golden lion’s head on a red background. Don’t be surprised while wandering the atmospheric streets of Trastevere if you run across artists, famous people, or foreign expatriates. Both natives and tourists swarm Trastevere at night to sample its pubs and restaurants. The area also houses the American Academy in Rome, and several architectural schools from around the world.
- Honour the director of those great spaghetti westerns, Sergio Leone, by visiting the marble plaque in the Viale Glorioso apartment building where he grew up.
- Admire the historic mosaics in one of the oldest churches in Rome: the Santa Maria in Trastevere, which may have been founded as long ago as 222, although the current building dates form the 12th century.
- Touch and smell more than 3500 species of plants at the Orto Botanico (botanical gardens) at the northwest edge of Trastevere.
Trastevere is one of the major tourist centres in Rome. You can get there from the Leonardo da Vinci airport or other areas of the city in many ways. If you are not a resident of the district, you will not be permitted to park after dark, so you will have to park in one of the closer regions and walk. Parking can also be a problem on weekends or warm evenings: you may be better off coming to the Trastevere district by bus or tram. Tram number 8 runs frequently from the Piazza Argentina near the Pantheon.
15 hotels in Trastevere
Whether travelling for a business trip, or a delightful vacation, Trilussa Palace Hotel Congress & Spa Rome provides an authentic Italian atmosphere, elegant accommodation along with immaculate... More
Offering modern accommodations in a convenient city location, H10 Roma Citta offers a good starting point for adventurous travellers exploring Rome. Apart from marvelling at historic architectures... More
Providing comfortable accommodations and ideal location, Ponte Bianco Hotel Rome makes for a suitable starting point for discovering the wonders of heritage-rich Rome. This value-for-money hotel is... More
NH Villa Carpegna Hotel Rome invites travellers to retreat to deluxe accommodations ideally situated near the landscaped Villa Doria Pamhili in the Italy capital. This Rome hotel positions visitors... More
Set in a green area of 8000 square metres, Cardinal St. Peter Hotel Rome is the suitable location to experience luxurious accommodation in peaceful surroundings. It fine location is near to Vatican... More
Bestowing almost the impression of travelling back in time through the centuries, the Donna Camilla Savelli Hotel Rome is a corner of tranquillity in the heart of the Trastevere and a unique entity... More
Worldhotel Ripa Rome with its modern decor and quality accommodation is an ideal choice for guests to stay at Rome. Guests can visit the nearby attractions such as Campo dei Fiori, Capitoline... More
Villa Rosa Hotel Rome provides fine hospitality and quality service for an enjoyable vacation at Rome. Guests can enjoy a trip to the nearby tourist spots that include Basilica St. Pauls, Campo dei... More
Grand Hotel del Gianicolo Rome offers an ideal combination of comfortable accommodation and modern services. Just a short walk from the hotel is Sant Angelo Castle, a towering cylindrical building... More