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Trastevere District and the Farnesina

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Rome, Lazio, Italy

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $249 USD per trip
  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Avg Distance

    less than 1 mile

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Everyday upon request (private tour).

  • Starting Location

    To be confirmed upon booking

  • Price Includes

    The price is only for the expertise of the guide. All other costs like transportation, entrance fees, reservation costs to skip lines are not included.

  • Notes

    This tour is exclusive per booking - if you book with a group of friends, it will only be your group on the tour.

Highlights

  • View the longest river in Italy, the Tiber River
  • Admire the beautiful Reinassance Villa Chigi (Frescos of early 1500 by Baldassarre Peruzzi and Raphael)
  • Visit the Courtyard of the 17th Century Corsini Palace
  • See one of the oldestest churches in Rome; Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere

Guide

Trip Info

In the early Empire, this district was used to settle populations from the middle east. Used also by the common people, this quarter of the regular folks never saw lavish public buildings, but still shows evidence of early Christian presences with the century’s basilicas of Santa Cecilia, San Grisogono and the wonderful Santa Maria in Trastevere.

In the early 1500 Prince Agostino Chigi – recently a very important clue in the quest of “Angels and Demons” – built here an unbeaten example of a Renaissance suburban villa frescoed inside by the great Raphael. We will start our walking tour from this recently restored Villa Chigi and then will enjoy a blend of today’s everyday life made out of little artisan workshops, typical trattorie, gelato-shops, narrow alleys, mosaics of the 9th century. Trastevere is an area with an atmosphere of its own where you want to get lost, until you are tired of walking and you want to seat at a table for a nice dinner, probably “al fresco” in a medieval alley.

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