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Strolling at Trastevere
- Posted by: Anna Bruno
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Trastevere: a myth of colourful streets and marvellous surprieses
At the foot of the Janiculum hill, walking through the labirithyne streets of Trastevere is an absolute pleasure for a traveller still looking for the essence of the Eternal city.
It’s medieval and Renaissance streets and buildings, villas (such as villa Farnesina) and gardens (such as the Botanical garden in Rome), strolls, shops, family restaurants and cafés, special convents and churches (such as the Church of St. Maria in Trastevere), opulent palaces (such as Palazzo Corsini) and museums, music and art make this little quarter a precious Roman pearl… not to loose!
And in that case, in case you choose to visit this little historical quater, come please with your heart and your expectations will not be disappointed!
You will be welcomed with special openings obtained by il Periegeta, glittering mosaics and fairy tale frescos from Raphael’s brushes and many other artists. You will hear the sound of historical anectodes of popes, aristocrats but also ordinary people and will enjoy their pittoresque laundry still hung outside.
You will smell officinal plants turned to be natural health remedies until not so many years ago!…you will discover its underground treasure and folklore customs… and probably find yourself dancing the historical Roman tarantella: the so-called saltarello!