It is the most famous Roman neighborhood of the city, through the winding streets covered with paving stones overlooked by medieval houses. Strong is the contrast between the ancient houses of the rich owners and the dwelling place of the poorest people
The urban fabric, rich in traditional local restaurants and markets, is wrapped in a vast network of narrow streets around the main square of Santa Maria in Trastevere. The church was founded around 220 AD and was rebuilt with the addition of the tower in 1138 AD by Pope Innocent II and ended, at the behest by Pope Clement XI, with the porch in front of the facade designed by Carlo Fontana in 1702 AD. On the front are applied some mosaics dating from the twelfth century, the interior, however, with bare columns and capitals probably originating in an ancient Egyptian temple, is decorated with frescoes well as mosaics.
In the alleys of Trastevere you sense the atmosphere of the quiet life of the past, thanks to the preservation of historical context and craft shops, maintaining its characteristic rhythm and lifestyle. With its many bars distributed in the most hidden places, becomes one of the liveliest quarters, characteristic and self-sufficient in the city. It offers typical Roman restaurants and pizzerias, pubs and coffee shops but also workshops of every kind and elegant shops.
On Sundays you can visit the sunday market Portaportese. The whole neighborhood was once the seat of the pontifical arsenal, and successively became the seat of one of the most popular outdoor market in the world, where antiques and modern pieces are mixed seamlessly to junk and rarities for collectors of objects, all are in the unmistakeble happiness vociferous of the people of Rome.