Don’t waste time getting lost in the confusing, winding alleys of Trastevere. Instead, join this Rome tour and get lost in the beauty of this old-meets-new area, home to ancient art, reknown bakeries and worship-worthy sorbet.
Arrive at the Basilica of Santa Cecilia, built on the place where the Roman martyr Cecilia died in the year 220. Hers is a fascinating local legend that you’ll learn all about from your local guide on this Trastevere tour in Rome. Continue on, walking along cobblestone streets, to reach the Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, the heart of the neighbourhood, and a great place to witness everyday life during this walking tour of Rome.
Grab a seat on a park bench, admire the square’s wealth of 12th-century mosaics, and soak up the atmosphere of this spot. Don’t miss the chance to sample some of the specialties from the nearby bakery (as if you could possibly miss that chance!), which is famous for being one of the best in town.
After filling up on treats, this Rome tour heads to Piazza Trilussa, one of Trastevere’s most popular spots. The Acqua Paola Fountain, which was originally fed by the Trajan Aqueduct, sits at the heart of this square and is a popular meeting point for young locals.
After a morning of exploration, end your Rome city tour at the Renaissance Ponte Sisto, Sixtus Bridge, where you can easily walk back to the centre of the city, or head back into Trastevere to continue exploring this stunning Rome suburb.