Unveil the secrets of Trastevere, one of Rome's most distinctive neighbourhoods, with this 2.5-hour small group walking tour.
This unique walking tour reveals the secrets of Trastevere, one of Rome's most atmospheric quarters, famous for its labyrinthine streets and typical Roman stores. This neighborhood offers artisans' shops, art galleries, mosaic-adorned basilicas and squares animated by the splash of fountains where you will discover an authentic slice of Italian life.
Departing from the banks of Tiber Island, the first stop is the wonderful 10th century basilica of San Bartolomeo all'Isola. Inside you will find one of the most important medieval pieces of the church: a marble puteal, or wellhead, created from a fragment of an ancient Roman porphyry column.
After strolling over the Ponte Cestio, you'll head to the basilica of Santa Cecilia, built where the Roman martyr Cecilia died in the year 220. Legend has it that her body was discovered here in 1600, completely intact and untouched by time.
The tour continues along the cobblestone streets to reach the Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, the heart of the neighborhood, where you will admire the square's wealth of 12th-century mosaics.
Afterwards, you will reach Piazza Trilussa, one of Trastevere's most popular spots. The Acqua Paola fountain, which was originally fed by Trajan's Aqueduct, sits at the heart of this square and is a popular meeting point for young locals.
After an afternoon of exploration, the tour will take you to the Renaissance Ponte Sisto, where you can easily walk back to the center of the city, or head back into Trastevere to continue exploring the neighborhood on your own.
|Price||$114.00 per person|
|From Jan 01, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018||$114.00 per person|
Participants of this tour are both Select Italy and non-Select Italy clients; maximum number of participants is 12.
Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Cost of food and drinks consumed during the tour is NOT included in the tour price.
Please also note that transportation to/from the meeting point is NOT included in the total price. Select Italy will be happy to arrange a private transfer for a supplemental fee.
Sites Included: Tiber Island, basilica of San Bartolomeo all'Isola, Ponte Cestio, basilica of Santa Cecilia, Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, Piazza Trilussa, Ponte Sisto
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We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and the 4 hours go by so quickly. Sarah engaged all in our group including my teenage son and he tried all kinds of new things on this tour. We loved this neighborhood and met locals and shop owners . . . best tour in Rome.