Tuesday, 29 January 2019

A Day in Rome’s Trastevere Neighbourhood!


You have taken enriching tours of the Roman Forum, flipped coins into the Trevi Fountain and walked in the footsteps of ancient Romans at the Colosseum – now, what next? Spend a day in the charming medieval neighbourhood of Trastevere; venture across the Tiber and take a leisure stroll around the area that dazzles with a fierce temperament and a sealed old-world charm: the rusty cobblestone alleyways, quaint artisan workshops, ancient Renaissance villas and pulsating nightlife of Trastevere are more than inviting!

One of the major highlights of Trastevere district is the Piazza di Santa Maria – it’s a beautiful square in the heart of the neighbourhood dominated by a stellar 12-th century Basilica di Santa Maria. Regarded as the first Christian place of worship in the city, Santa Maria is a treasure trove of quintessential basilican architecture, Byzantine mosaics and a bevy of ancient columns.

Next comes the grand and glorious Villa Farnesina; constructed by Peruzzi, the Renaissance villa hosts an array of incredible frescoes made by celebrated artists, including Raphael. If you are a sucker of art, just cross the street and head towards Palazzo Corsini – a standing testimony of magnificent baroque architecture, the palace is home to a large collection of antique art made by Caravaggio and Titian.

Now, climb up the unofficial eighth hill of Rome, the Gianicolo –rest assured, the 20-minute climb will reward you with some of the most spectacular views of the city! The sunsets look magical from here.

To continue reading about Trastevere, click herebest-of-rome.blogspot.com/2018/06/a-day-in-trastevere-from-morning-till.html?view=magazine

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