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The best of Rome’s nightlife? Trastevere !!

It is definitely the heart of Rome and the Roman world, the only Roman accent of those which fill these narrow streets. Almost a maze within the city, and it suggests that you are in the right place to taste both Rome today and Rome from other times, in particular the medieval period.

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The best of Rome’s nightlife? Trastevere !!

First of all, you need to know that the name Trastevere derives from the Latin ‘Trans Tiberim’, which means across the Tiber, where the original nucleus of the city developed. Initially, the Trastevere district was inhabited by the less affluent social classes in Rome. Nowadays things have changed and this district is very popular not only for its nightlife and location, but also because it contains monuments, churches and great-value works of art. Let’s go to our Post today: the best of Rome’s nightlife? Trastevere !! Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patriciayou make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”

Introduction

It is definitely the heart of Rome and the Roman world, the only Roman accent of those which fill these narrow streets, almost a maze within the city, and it suggests that you are in the right place to taste both Rome today and in the past, in particular that of the medieval period. The buildings are short, one above the other, as if to protect an invaluable heritage that lives in a magical atmosphere, and this is the feeling you feel when you walk through these streets. Also read What to do at night in Rome!


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About Trastevere

Trastevere is one of the most characteristic areas of Rome, with its narrow cobbled streets, the distinctive landscape created by the Tiber, its ancient palaces and churches and taverns where you can breathe the authentic Roman atmosphere and where you can enjoy tasty dishes local cuisine, such as the famous place called ‘Parollaccia’ (“The Swearword”), founded by a Roman couple, Vincenzo ‘Cencio’ and Renata, who wanted to create a folkloric place combined with good food and culminating in Roman songs to the sound of accordion and insults, where it is tradition that you are insulted by the waiters. Anyone who wants to experience this pleasant experience will therefore be ‘welcome’, even if it is not very conventional. Read here Where to find the best appetizers in Rome?

This typical Rome neighborhood really has a lot to see, because it is an area full of squares, streets and buildings. To start, the most lively advice is to walk through the old streets to get the feeling of the soul of the place, become part of it and discover its most beautiful places. Also read Where to find Romantic Restaurants in Rome?

1) The best of Rome’s nightlife? Trastevere !! RESTAURANTS

Now for two restaurant tips in Trastevere:

Sette Oche Ristorante

In the heart of Trastevere, in a quiet street, a few meters from the Tiber Island, just 50 meters away, parallel to the river, summer nights accompanied by a cool breeze and the rare circumstance of seeing the starry sky, despite the light from the city lights. Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, from noon to midnight. Where is it? Via dei Salumi, 36, 00153, Trastevere, Rome. To find out more about the restaurant and book click here!

La Gattabuia

It is located in the heart of ancient Trastevere, in the middle of its characteristic labyrinth of alleys and small squares, and it is certainly among the most typical and historic in Rome. The restaurant was obtained from a splendid 17th century tavern, then used as a papal prison and recently renovated. Traditional Roman cuisine reigns supreme, local ingredients are the masters of the entire menu, which, however, also offers surprises for more modern and refined dishes and desserts. Easily accessible by car and public transport and thanks to the excellent service and reputation achieved. Here you will find the perfect carbonara! Opening hours: Open for dinner from Monday to Sunday from 07:00 pm to 11:30 pm. How to get to the restaurant? Via Del Porto 1, 00153, Rome, Italy. Public transport: Subway Piramide. To find out more about the restaurant and book click here!

2) The best of Rome’s nightlife? Trastevere !! BASILICA DI SANTA MARIA

Walking around you cannot miss the famous Basilica di Santa Maria (Basilica of Our Lady in Trastevere), in the square of the same name, with its mosaics and medieval frescoes, a real jewel. It portrays one of the most important churches in the city, where you can admire beautiful paintings inside, so it is a rare example of Christian iconography from the 4th century, Our Lady of Mercy or Madonna Theotokos. In the center of the square, you can admire one of the oldest fountains in Rome. Restored several times, it is fed by the Acqua Paola aqueduct, which, they say, quenched Trastevere’s thrist before the construction of the city’s water network.

3) The best of Rome’s nightlife? Trastevere !! SAINT GILES SQUARE

Continuing the tour, we find another wonderful view of St. Giles Square, the home of the Museum of Rome in Trastevere, dedicated to the popular aspects of the city. Among other great markets there is the Escala, very characteristic, next to it is the Church that bears the name of the square, where there is also the old monastery of Discalced Carmelites.

4) The best of Rome’s nightlife? Trastevere !! TRILUSSA

The Roman world was also known thanks to a great poet in the vernacular, Trilussa, to whom a square has been dedicated which is right in front of the Sisto bridge, which connects Trastevere to the historic center of Rome. Among the most important churches to visit besides the Basilica of Our Lady in Trastevere, is the Church of Santa Maria dell’Orto (“Our Lady of the Garden”), the Basilica of Saint Agatha, the church of San Francesco a Ripa (Saint Francis Assisi in Ripa Grande), which houses the stupendous sculpture by Gian Lorenzo Bernini of Blessed Ludovica Albertoni, and the Church of Santo Giles.

Trastevere is undoubtedly one of the most lively and characteristic neighborhoods in the city, but if you really want to know, you have to try it out at night. And it is at dusk that the neighborhood is transformed to become the center of youth nightlife. Here you can enjoy entertainment and good food from the local restaurants, pizzerias, shops, stalls and small shops of all kinds.

5) The best of Rome’s nightlife? Trastevere !! OUR LADY SQUARE (Piazza Santa Maria)

The main attractions are Trilussa Square and the bars in the vicinity of Our Lady in Trastevere Square, popular at dawn.

Trastevere is also synonymous with good Roman cuisine, with dishes such as the famous Carbonara, grilled pasta, Bucatini Amatriciana and many other unmissable delicacies. In summer, outdoor tables are placed along the road and it will almost seem like part of a whole where you will be enveloped by the magical and unique atmosphere of this incredible neighborhood. After dinner, you can enjoy a pleasant stroll and enjoy the evening.

6) The best of Rome’s nightlife? Trastevere !! “FIELD OF FLOWERS” MARKET AND NAVONA SQUARE

From Trilussa Square, cross the Sisto Bridge and you will end up across the river just a few steps from the colorful “Field of Flowers” Market and the beautiful Navona Square. Trastevere now also has an enviable cultural and natural outline, like the house of memory and history, a film festival during the summer, where Sergio Leone grew up, there is also the botanical garden and, finally, the walk through Gianicolo.

Whatever your choice, whether to spend the afternoon or evening in the neighborhood, one thing is certain, once you return home you will always carry in your heart the memory of Trastevere which is, as the Romans say, always‘ the heart of Rome ‘. (“Er core de Roma” – in Roman dialect).


How to get to Trastevere


To get to Our Lady in Trastevere it is advisable to rely on public transport, because the neighborhood is located in a restricted traffic zone, including on weekends and at night.

1) How to get to Trastevere? BY AIRPLANE

If you arrive in Rome on a flight from Fiumicino, after disembarking, take the train from the airport station. Trastevere is one of the stops and will take about 26 minutes. Also on the way back, you can take the Trastevere – Fiumicino train because it is the most convenient choice. The service is available in the morning, from 6:00 am until late, around 11:00 pm. The ticket costs 8 Euros and can be purchased in advance on the Trenitalia website. Even if you arrive on a flight from Rome Ciampino, you must first go to Roma Termini, and then take the bus to Trastevere.

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2) How to get to Trastevere? BY TRAIN

If you arrive by train at Roma Termini station, there will be buses in the square in front of the station. Line 170 and line H go to Trastevere. Find out here “What is the difference between trains in Italy?”. Buy your ticket online in advance and save a lot, read the Post How to buy a train ticket in Italy?”. See travel options through the Trenitalia website.

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Hotel I suggest near the Historic Center

If you are passionate about art and would like to stay in the center where you can move around walking, as well as having countless possibilities for places to have lunch / dinner or a snack, I advise you to stay in the historic center. Regions near the Trevi Fountain, the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Imperial Forum and the Villa Borghese, Piazza Spagna and Piazza Navona can be considered as “historic center”. These are the most expensive areas, but you will be close to everything, literally!

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Hotels that I suggest near the San Giovanni Region

For those who want to find cheaper alternatives in quiet areas, but at the same time close to the means of transport to the center, I suggest the region of San Giovanni or Monti (near the metro stations San Giovanni, Castro Pretorio and Circus Massimo) – which it is a more residential neighborhood; therefore, more economical and quiet! And with just 15 minutes by subway you will be in the center too!

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Hotels I suggest near Vatican City

An interesting area to stay and a little cheaper than the historic center is the Vatican area (Vatican Museums) which is very well connected with everything.

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Hotel I suggest near Termini Station

For those who prefer to stay in neighborhoods that have good access to the rest of the city and at a better price, then you should choose accommodation in the surroundings of Termini Station (from where a dense network of public means of transport starts, serving both: the local people and tourists).

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Hotels that I suggest in Trastevere

For those who prefer to “taste” authentic and characteristic Rome, there is nothing better than booking a hotel in Trastevere (on the outskirts of the city’s historic river), full of typical Roman history and traditions, known for the tortuous streets of sampietrini stones and the centers medieval style housing.

The neighborhood is in the historic center and to the right of the Tevere River, in the midst of a spectacular landscape, where each visitor can observe the countless churches and squares (such as Santa Maria in Trastevere). In addition, this neighborhood offers several local restaurants and canteens for those who want to try typical Roman cuisine.

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Conclusion

The best of Rome’s nightlife? Trastevere !! Trastevere is one of the most important places for all tourists who come to Rome, because it represents the historic center of the capital. It is the most charming neighborhood in Rome, where the old, romantic, artistic and elegant meet. Merit of cobblestones, taverns, medieval buildings and nightlife that offers different choices, without having to travel a lot.

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