Trastevere

As a daytime draw and a nighttime hotspot, this endlessly entertaining neighborhood is front and center.

This on-the-river neighborhood rises with the sun and never slows down. Cobblestone pathways wind through Trastevere’s ivy-covered trattorias and weathering apartments, while umbrella-shaded outdoor cafes line alleyways filled with tattoo shops and microbreweries. By day, Trastevere exudes subtle sophistication as occupants count the legs on their wine glasses. As evening approaches, street performers, scruffy poets, bearded skateboarders, and exuberant merry-makers flood Trastevere’s countless clubs, bars, and piazzas in fits of reckless abandon and indiscreet enthusiasm.

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On the Map

Trastevere is bordered by Sant'Angelo, Parione, Regola, Ponte, Borgo, Campitelli, Testaccio, Ripa, Monteverde Vecchio, Aurelio, and Roma Centro

Leonardo da Vinci Airport: 60 minutes by cab without traffic
Termini Station: 30 minutes by public transit
The Colosseum: 25 minutes by public transit
The Vatican: 30 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Difficult

A Bohemian Enclave Across the River from Rome's Ruins

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Just across the river from central Rome's ruins, Trastevere's bon vivant and bohemian atmosphere contributes to the neighborhood's magnetic appeal.

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Its lively environment is infectious.

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Italy Rome Trastevere PSB
Italy Rome Trastevere PSB
Italy Rome Trastevere PSB

Street performers, cafe revelers, cocktail swishers, students, artists, shoppers, winers, and diners flock to Trastevere to soak in its captivating charisma.

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The students, artists, and professionals who live in Trastevere hardly think of venturing anywhere else.

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Why leave when your social life is at the steps of the local fountain?

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Or the sidewalk seat at the local bar or cafe?

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Italy Rome Trastevere PSB
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Or gliding along the hash marks of your neighborhood's crosswalk?

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From its citizens to its surfaces, color finds a way to permeate every facet of Trastevere.

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Despite its youthful fervency, the day still wears on.

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You'll find that In Trastevere, the sunset is simply the beginning to a new chapter of celebration.

It's what you imagine Rome to be: narrow streets, old little houses, romantic piazzas (with warm orange street lights at night!), little cafes and restaurants, Roman lifestyle - and of course, some tourists. It's a nice mixture of "real'"and "touristy" Rome, and definitely very picturesque."

After Dusk and Into the Next Day

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Locals and tourists adore Trastevere for its ceaseless merrymaking.

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Its playful daytime mood informs its nighttime activities.

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The neighborhood commemorates great nights with great wine and great food.

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Bars, pubs, restaurants, boutiques, and specialty shops stay open late in Trastevere.

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Whatever you want to do in Rome, you can do in Trastevere.

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Care to make a late-night gamble?

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Care to take a late-night stroll?

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Care to share a late-night cocktail?

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We encourage you.

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Say yes.

Trastevere is a beautiful and typical neighborhood, with plenty of historical beauties such as Santa Maria in Trastevere, Santa Cecilia, and Ponte Sisto.  It's very vibrant at night, with bars and excellent restaurants."

Porta Portese: Rome's Portobello Market

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No Trastevere Sunday morning would be complete without a visit to its famous flea market, Porta Portese.

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Italy Rome Trastevere PSB
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Whether you're buying a bargain or foraging for forgotten treasure, the market's stalls overflow with bric-a-brac to sustain your search for hours.

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Italy Rome Trastevere PSB
Italy Rome Trastevere PSB

Valuable antiques hide among cheap vintage finds and old photo frames.

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Italy Rome Trastevere PSB
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Italy Rome Trastevere PSB

Objects often represent nostalgia made manifest.

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Italy Rome Trastevere PSB

What could these things have meant to their previous owners?

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Get to know your neighbors by getting to know their stuff.

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Italy Rome Trastevere PSB
Italy Rome Trastevere PSB

May you find your treasure.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Thomas Toti

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Thomas Toti is a photographer and director of photography. He has been burning film since he was 15 years old. A fascination for different cultures has led him to travel and this passion manifests itself in his work, where he applies a fresh approach to every shoot. He is intrigued by Rome and loved shooting for Airbnb as it allowed him to pay homage to both the city and its tourists.

Pauline Boldt

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Pauline Boldt is a freelance photographer and creative director who works globally. She takes pictures of where she is and what is around her. While spending two weeks in Rome photographing for Airbnb, she loved getting to know the historic city intimately. Pauline's current work can be found on her internationally featured blog, 26mertonroad.com.