Rome Trastevere Walking Tour

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Overview

Get a glimpse of local life on this 2-hour walking tour of Trastevere, one of Romes oldest and most characteristic neighborhoods. With a local guide leading the way, wander through the jumble of narrow streets and cobblestone alleys, and discover the medieval suburbs heady mix of trendy nightlife venues, traditional restaurants, art galleries and quintessential bakeries. Numbers limited to 12 people, ensuring a small-group experience with personalized attention from the guide.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

Make your own way to Isola Tiberina (Tiber Island), a picturesque Rome island linked by Ponte Fabricio, the oldest bridge in the city. Here, meet your local guide and small group outside San Bartolomeo all'Isola (The Church of St Bartholomew) to begin your 2-hour walking tour of Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood. A medieval suburb made up of a labyrinthine web of alleys that are lined with aromatic bakeries and legendary gelaterie (gelato shops), Trastevere offers a charming mix of old and new Rome.

Stroll over Pons Cestius (Cestius Bridge) to the Tiber River’s right bank, perhaps picking up a refreshing grattachecca (traditional hand-shaved flavored ice) from one of the little kiosks (own expense). Then, follow your guide through the maze-like pathways of Trastevere. Gaze up at the washing lines that are strung out from the apartments above your head and see the area’s traditional family-owned osterie (small eateries) and art galleries.

As you walk, listen to your guide tell you about the area’s transition from a working-class neighborhood into one of the locals' favorite nighttime hotspots. Arrive at Basilica of Santa Cecilia and hear the fascinating local legend of St Cecilia, a Roman martyr who died on the site where the church now stands.

Continue on to Piazza Santa Maria, the beating heart of the neighborhood and a fantastic spot to mingle with the locals and observe daily life in the district. Take a seat on a bench and admire the square’s 12th-century mosaics before recharging with mouthwatering Italian specialities from a popular nearby bakery (own expense).

Next, walk together with your guide to Piazza Trilussa, a popular meeting point for the young locals, and see the Fontana dell'Acqua Paola, which was once fed by Aqua Traiana (Trajan Aqueduct). Your tour then concludes at Ponte Sisto (Sixtus Bridge) in the early evening, leaving you perfectly placed to head into central Rome or return to one of Trastevere’s osterie for dinner.

Inclusions for Rome Trastevere Walking Tour

  • Professional guide

Exclusions for Rome Trastevere Walking Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • My husband and I were the only people that reserved the tour the day we went, so we had a private tour! Trastevere is a great area to see what Rome is like for everyday life, away from all of the tourist sites, and tourists. Our guide, Vanessa, thoroughly knew the history of the Trastevere area, and it's relation to other areas of Rome throughout history. The Basilica of St. Cecelia was the first church we went to in Rome. It was beautiful and had a fascinating story of its history. We enjoyed learning about the varying achitectural styles from different eras. We learned about the importance of the Tiber river in the development of Rome. Walking along the river and observing the bridges. was both interesting and relaxing. A lot of information was packed in to the two hour tour. I highly recommend this tour.

  • The guide was wonderful and so passionate and knowledgable. A definite must do when in Rome. Met some lovely Americans who we had drinks with after the tour.

  • The walking tour was very interesting. The guide, Margherita, was very explicit and gave us a lot of details about the places visited.

  • I have stayed in Trastevere the last 10 times I have been in Rome. I love the neighborhood, but I was not familiar with this neighborhoods history. I wish I remembered the name of the guide, she was terrific, a history major, and really knew a lot about the history of Trastevere. The walking tour was 2.5 hours long and ended at a neighborhood bakery. A real nice touch. Most tourists are not familiar with this neighborhood. A wonderful opportunity to hear the history, and walk the historical paths of the past.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • I already sent a detailed review on this tour.

  • A wonderful historic tour of some of the key sites in and around the Trastevere area. The guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, bringing with him reference material to support the visual impact of the sights; English was perfect. Recommend this tour.

  • Laura, our tour guide, was wonderful. She had a unique perspective of the history and demographics of the area since her family had lived there for generations. It was a different type of tour in the fact that there weren't any well known monuments, churches, or attractions that were overwhelmed by tourists. Much more intimate. My friend and I really enjoyed the experience and would definitely book again.

  • There were only 3 people went on this tour including myself so it was like a private tour. We met the guide in front of the church in Trastevere. His name is Mauro. He is excellent, told us the history of that neighbourhood and the churches that are there including Santa Maria. It is an old beautiful church. The tour was good and interesting. The neighbourhood itself is very interesting. Lots of walking on cobble stones, make sure you have a guide as it is very easy to get lost. Lots to see in Trastevere. The guide said at night the neighourhood is even more beautiful and interesting. It is more peaceful than any other sites in Rome.
    MCIT

  • My wife and I booked a walking tour of Trastervere. It was vey nice and we learned about an area that we would not have otherwise visited. It was not as exciting as some of the other tours (Vatican/historical sites/catacombs). We still recommend it but do not be disappointed with not seeing historic sites.

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