Visiting Trastevere: squares, churches, bridges ...
Trastevere is the thirteenth district of Rome, and derives its name from the Latin trans Tiberim (beyond the Tiber).
Trastevere is now a neighborhood with rich history and particular, narrow roads and irregular, in the heart of Rome between the Colosseum and the Vatican: coming from Castel Sant'Angelo with the river on your left, you come across Ponte Sisto, an overview window on the blond Tiber.
Front of the bridge extends Trilussa Square, dedicated to the Roman dialect poet, whose staircase is a meeting point for evening students and tourists.
Forwarded to his shoulders in the streets of the neighborhood, you can admire the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, located at the center of the square, and the Museo di Roma in Trastevere, which is dedicated to the folkloric aspects of the city.
Places worth visiting are the church of Sant'Egidio, and from there the Corsini Gallery, which houses works from the Baroque period mannered (including the authors exposed Guido Reni, Giovanni Lanfranco, Caravaggio, Francesco Trevisani, Luca Giordano, Carlo Maratta, Rubens, Andrea Del Sarto).
In front of the gallery, a little farther on, there is the Accademia dei Lincei, founded in 1603 by Federico Cesi and meeting place for leading scientists, including Galileo Galilei.
Still around, Via San Francesco di Sales, you can access the House of Memory and History, Old promoter of cultural events, events to deepen the meaning of key moments in the history of the '900 and Rome.
Back on via Garibaldi, Porta Settimiana addition, you may proceed to the Piazza della Scala, from there to Piazza San Calisto and the adjacent streets, with their bars and restaurants, reporting to the wider modern Viale Trastevere, and then back to the river passing through Piazza Sonnino, home to the Church of San Crisogono (which is preserved the medieval mosaics by Pietro Cavallini) and the Chiesa di Sant'Agata (where the famous statue of the Madonna de Noantri, patron saint of the neighborhood Trastevere) , to the charming Piazza Gioacchino Belli.
But not before admiring the church of San Francesco a Ripa, which houses the Umbrian saint, which hosts the magnificent Gianlorenzo Bernini's sculpture of the Blessed Ludovica Albertoni.
Today, Trastevere still retains its character through the winding streets covered with paving stones overlooked by medieval houses.
The night is full of people, both Italian and foreign, thanks to the wealth of restaurants and pubs for every price range.
And 'one of the liveliest quarters, characteristic and self-sufficient in the city.
Offers restaurants and pizzerias as well as cinemas, markets, (Saint Cosimato was renovated just recently), banks, pharmacies, supermarkets, shops of every kind and elegant shops.
For this is becoming one of the most expensive in Rome and by 'popular' what was the neighborhood and 'now become a magnet for yuppies and radical chic.
If you want some suggestions on a typical Roman restaurant, it indicates the restaurant "De Lucia" in Mattonato Alley, where you can taste the traditional Roman cuisine.