The name “Trastevere” in old Latin means ‘over the Tiber’, since this ancient neighborhood is located on the opposite side of the Tiber river than the historic center. This place is an authentic quarter of Rome.
During the 1950s Trastevere became the area where many tourists establish for their vacations, attracted by the authentic Roman atmosphere of its small streets and typical shops. Since then, the neighborhood has become really commercialized as souvenir stores and pubs started to spread up near to the more traditional shops and restaurants.
The heart of Trastevere is Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, where you’ll find one of the oldest churches in Rome: the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere.
Trastevere is also the home of Porta Portese, an open air market that takes place every Sunday morning. Here you’ll find everything from antique souvenir to vintage clothing.
Coordinates: 41°53’0″N , 12°28’0″E
Building Type: Roman Rion.
There are two tram lines running through Trastevere, one that runs through Viale Trastevere, a larger street that runs through the centre of Trastevere and connects the Trastevere Station with Largo Torre Argentina which is close to Piazza Navona, Campo de’ Fiori and the Pantheon. Another Tram line connects Trastevere with Testaccio, Aventino and the Colosseum and San Giovanni. The “H” bus which connects Trastevere to Piazza Venezia and Termini Station runs steadily throughout the day and evening as well as many other bus services that run along the Tiber river. There are several electric bus services as well that connect Trastevere with the Vatican the the Spanish Steps via the Pantheon and Campo de’ Fiori