Trastevere Street is the most enchanting neighbourhood in the whole of Rome. The cobblestone streets and authentic Roman Trattoria will make you fall in love with this place. Located, over the west bank of the Tiber, it is separated from central Rome by this river. At the heart of it, one could see streets lined with restaurants, and tiny shops.
During 753 to 509 BC, also known as Rome's Regal Period, the hostile Etruscans, resorted to the area across the Tiber, and thus, it was named Rupa Etrusca. Later, with the desire to gain control, Rome took over the place. Nonetheless, the Romans were not interested in building at Trastevere, and it remained isolated from the rest of the city, except for the small wooden bridge that connected this city to the cities.
By 509 BC, sailors, fishermen, and immigrants from the East started settling down at Trastevere Street. Many important figures, including, Julius Caesar, and Clodia built their villas in Trastevere, and it eventually became the habituated place that we see now.
The church was built during the 15th century in Trastevere, after which it was rebuilt twice, once in 822 by Pope Paschal, and then in the 18th century. The bell tower is originally from the 12th century, and the facade from Ferdinando Fuga in 1725.
St. Cecilia, and her husband St. Valerian's relics can be found in the crypt adjoining the church. It's also thought that there is a possibility of excavations of a Roman house to be present beneath the church.
Built in the 4th century, under Pope Silvester, San Crisogono was one of the first parish churches built in Rome. To add a bit of an adventure, one can find the remains of the earlier church, and even remains of Roman houses below, if you take the underground passage.
The Museum of Rome
The Museo Di Roma exhibits the life of the people of the late 18th to the early 20th century Rome that are depicted by various artists. The important theme present among the collection includes, costumes, crafts, popular dance forms, and folklore. The entire history is quite astounding, and you could even find a number of photo exhibitions in the museum as well.
One of the oldest churches in the world proudly rests at Trastevere. Built during the 12th century, by Pope Innocence III, the church showcases the artistic beauty at its best. The apse is made from the finest gold mosaic available during the time. The mosaic on the lower apsis, depicts scenes from the life of Mary, and these mosaics are the work of Pietro Cavallini. Once illuminated at night, Santa Maria's facade is nothing but a visual treat.
Trastevere Street is the perfect place to hang out on any day, as there is no shortage of attractions in this neighbourhood. Right from the cobblestone streets to the elegant piazzas, Trastevere Street has got everything needed to keep tourists busy.