Trastevere is one of the most famous districts in Rome since it is considered the neighbourhood par excellence of “real Romans”. The district is located South of Vatican City, on the western bank of the Tiber (its name derives in fact from its position “beyond the Tiber”). Trastevere has maintained the atmosphere rof a small village thanks to its picturesque medieval popular houses and to the tortuous alleys covered by “sampietrini” (small stone bricks typical of the city).
The main tourist attractions of the area are Villa Farnesina (or simply the Farnesina), the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere and the church of San Francesco a Ripa, famous for the statue of the Beata Ludovica Albertoni by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Trastevere, thanks to its variety of restaurants and pubs, is also one of the liveliest meeting points of the city.
As far as public transport, in Trastevere there are various tram and bus stops and the railway stations of Roma Trastevere and Quattro Venti.