🚲Trastevere is a quiet and peaceful area, where the flavor and features of old Rome are still preserved. It is located on the western bank of the Tiber river. Until the III century A.D. it was considered a suburb inhabited by representatives of the ancient civilization- the Etruscans.
🚲Later it was inhabited by Jews, Syrians, other foreigners and finally by the Romans. Entering Rome under Octavian Augustus, it became a separate quarter, which was rebuilt many times throughout the Middle Ages.
🚲Trastevere’s business card is its narrow streets and terracotta buildings covered with green ivy. Many of them are city attractions. Among them is the Basilica of San Crisogono, built in the 12th century,
🚲 an early Christian church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, built in the 3rd century A.D., the 5th century church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, as well as the Museum of Rome, which until the 17th century was at the disposal of the Carmelite monastic order.
🚲 In addition, there is a triumphal arch called ‘Septimian Gate’, along the border of which there was an ancient wall protecting the city. Street singers and artists regularly perform at the cozy squares of Trastevere.
🚲 Among the winding streets there are a lot of little fountains where locals rest. Tourists “hide” from the hustle and bustle of the city in the botanical garden of Orto Botanico, on the territory of the old Villa Corsini.
🚲 In the XVII-XIX centuries several attempts were made to reconstruct the area, but they never came to fruition, and the general view of Trastevere remained the same as it was many centuries ago.
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