The Trastevere area
consists of a maze of narrow streets that is still, despite the evident gentrification, one of the city's most authentically Roman neighbourhoods.
Literally translated, Trastevere means "across the Tiber"
, which, of course describes its proximity to the historical centre, just southwest on the other side of the river, and just a ten minute walk away.
This area includes two neighbourhoods: Trastevere and Monteverde
. The first one is a modern and residential area in which you can find green open spaces (such as the huge and beautiful Villa Doria Pamphili
, one of the biggest park in Rome), trading areas and many different shops. Trastevere
is one of the oldest and typical neighbourhood of the city.
The narrow paved streets and allays are plenty of cinemas, cafés and restaurants with tables scattered in the pavement, mostly at Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere and in Viale Trastevere.
The churches of Santa Cecilia and San Francesco a Ripa are very remarkable.