Rome is hands down one of the most enchanting cities in Europe. Alongside its world-famous archaeological sites, fabulous museums and gorgeous piazzas, one of our favourite things about Rome is its most authentic neighbourhood, the one that seems to have been stuck in a nostalgic past: Trastevere.
No trip to Rome is complete if you haven’t experienced the special vibes of this magical district. So, here’s our guide on the best things to do in Trastevere. Enjoy!
Visit Trastevere’s Best Churches
Trastevere is home to not one, not two, but three stunning churches which house extraordinary art pieces within their walls: Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Basilica of Santa Cecilia and Basilica of San Crisogono. The best way to learn all of their secrets is by joining a guided tour of historic Trastevere.
Eat Your Weight in Pizza
Trastevere is abundant in hole-in-the-wall places that sell the most scrumptious pizza you could ever dream of. Our favourite is La Renella, a traditional bakery which sells delicious pizza slices to go until late in the evening.
Enjoy The Best Aperitivo
You haven’t been to Italy if you’re not initiated to the art of aperitivo. This Italian ritual consists in having drinks and titbits after work and before dinner. For the best aperitivo in Trastevere, head to Freni e Frizioni, an amazing casual bar which serves excellent cocktails and the best aperitivo buffet in Rome.
Spend a Sunday Morning At The Flea Market
If you happen to be in Rome on a Sunday, it’s worth waking up early for a stroll around Porta Portese, Trastevere’s flea market. Who knows? You may as well come across the vintage gift of your dreams!
Mingle With Locals At Piazza Trilussa
The most popular meeting point in Trastevere, Piazza Trilussa is filled with people, mostly locals, every evening. It’s customary for locals and visitors alike to grab drinks from nearby bars and hang out at the square’s steps rather than head to the bars themselves. The atmosphere reminds of a casual open-air party and it’s definitely an experience you won’t want to miss.