Things to do in Trastevere

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Rome: Street Food Tour with Local Guide

1. Rome: Street Food Tour with Local Guide

Tuck into Rome's iconic street food on a guided walking tour of the Jewish Quarter or Trastevere. Learn about local food with five tastings and try delicacies, such as pizza, supplì, and seasonal dishes. Choose between a tour of Trastevere or a tour of the Jewish Quarter, two of Rome's most picturesque districts with group and private tour options available. With your guide, learn about Rome’s history through its most beloved street food. If you've chosen the Trastevere tour, meet your guide on Tiber Island and soak up its unique atmosphere before entering Trastevere. Step into vibrant squares, such as Piazza Santa Maria, and indulge in popular street food, from cheesy supplì to delicious cannoli. If you've chosen the tour of the Jewish Quarter, head to the lively Campo De' Fiori square where one of the oldest open-air markets takes place every morning. Then, follow your guide to Rome's Jewish Quarter and see highlights, including the Portico of Octavia and the Turtle Fountain. Throughout both tours, enjoy five tastings with some wine and beer. Finally, make your way to an ice cream shop for a much-deserved treat. Both tours finish on a sweet note with the perfect Italian gelato.

Rome: Trastevere Sunset Food Tour with Guide

2. Rome: Trastevere Sunset Food Tour with Guide

Experience the best food in Rome on this food and wine walking tour through Trastevere. Indulge in 20 delicious tastings with your guide, who will take you to 4 local venues favored by locals. Start your tour at Trapizzino, where you will create your own trapizzino. Use fillings from Roman classics to gourmet ingredients, such as burrata and anchovies, artichokes, Roman oxtail stew, parmigiana di melanzane, meatballs, and more. Sip a glass of wine served alongside your trapizzino. From Trapizzino, continue your tour to an award-winning salumeria, offering the best Italian types of cheeses and meats. Taste Parmigiano Reggiano drizzled with a 30-year aged balsamic vinegar, as well as sweet Gorgonzola, truffles, and Pecorino Romano. Complement the food with a glass of DOCG Chianti wine. Next, head to a local favorite restaurant to savor homemade fresh pasta and pizza from the oldest wood-fired oven in Trastevere. Enjoy some fine wine along with it. End your tour at an artisanal gelateria and learn how to spot real gelato with flavors, like pistacchio from Sicily and limone from the Amalfi Coast. 

Trastevere: Food and Drink Tour

3. Trastevere: Food and Drink Tour

Spend an evening exploring Rome’s picturesque Trastevere neighborhood on a food and drink walking tour with a local guide. Leave the tourist joints behind and taste real local delicacies and flavors as you follow your guide to the best local spots. Hop from enoteca to local bar and from ristorante to trattoria, as you dive into the world of Roman gastronomy and Italian wines and cocktails. Learn about the area's delicacies from your local guide and how these came to become popular dishes and drinks. Try regional cured meats and cheese, fresh local pastas, a variety of different Italian wines and, of course, Rome's favorite aperitivo cocktail. Consider this your crash course in Italian food and drink, setting you up to dine better for the rest of your stay. End your tasting tour with dessert at a truly local sweet eatery. Learn what you need to look out for in order to separate the real deal from the tourist traps, so you never have to guess again.

Rome: Trastevere Roman Food Guided Walking Tour

4. Rome: Trastevere Roman Food Guided Walking Tour

This eatery of an experience takes place in the beautiful suburb of Trastevere, a must on every visit to Rome! Known locally as a gastronomic hotpot from street food to great wines Trastevere has a lot to offer. Indulge in the Roman experience and sink into a myriad of Italian dishes, from expertly cured meats and aged cheeses to the best carbonara in town. Of course, no food tour is without a good drink and together we will also taste some exquisite wines from the Lazio region. At the end of this tour, we aim for you to have felt the buzz of Roman life in a picture

Rome On Your Own: Bus Transfer from Civitavecchia

5. Rome On Your Own: Bus Transfer from Civitavecchia

See the sights of Rome at your own pace with a round-trip transfer from the cruise terminal at Civitavecchia, and get 8 hours to explore the "Eternal City" according to your own interests. Upon arrival in the city center you are free to visit the sites that interest you the most. Go to the Basilica of St. Peter's in the Vatican City and marvel at works of art by Michelangelo and others. Visit the Mausoleum of Hadrian at the Castel Sant' Angelo or discover the temple to all gods at the immaculately-preserved Pantheon. Follow in the footsteps of famous poets at the Spanish Steps, and marvel at the architecture of Piazza Navona, built over the Stadium of Domitian. Discover the highlights of Ancient Rome, such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and much more. Alternatively, spend the day shopping or enjoying lunch in sought-after neighborhoods such as Trastevere. Travel by modern, air-conditioned coach and benefit from the services of an assistant who will be happy to give you tips on how to reach places as fast as possible. Upon arrival in Rome, get dropped off on Via Lungotevere Marzio "Zanardelli", on the opposite side of the bridge from where the Justice Palace, Palazzaccio, stands.

Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by E-Bike

6. Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by E-Bike

Rome is a city filled with ancient monuments, bustling city streets, fascinating alleyways, and small, hidden squares. It is a sprawling city with many hills, and by foot it can be completely overwhelming. Today, you'll hop on an E-bike and experience the joys of Rome - from its elegant shopping streets to its ancient monuments - on a fun and healthy day of bike riding! This itinerary aims to show you the Rome you can't afford to miss, and combine it with the more intimate corners of the city. Perfectly balanced, leisurely and safety-conscious, this tour will show you the following main attractions: Colosseum Imperial Forums Piazza Venezia and Vittoriano monument Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza del Popolo Park of Villa Borghese and scenic view of Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theatre of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum

Rome: Highlights Vespa Tour with Coffee and Gelato

7. Rome: Highlights Vespa Tour with Coffee and Gelato

Explore Rome like a local on this guided Vespa sidecar tour. See Saint Peter's Square, the imposing Colosseum, the Tiber River, and the famous Trevi Fountain. Enjoy panoramic views, and relax with a refreshing gelato and a delicious Italian coffee. Meet your guide and drive along the quaint cobblestone streets to the Colosseum and the lesser-known Mouth of Truth. Stop to refuel with a coffee and a gelato, then continue to Palatine Hill. Enjoy views of picturesque pines and ruins of the enormous Circus Maximus. Drive past Saint Peter’s Square and the biggest church in the world, St. Peter's Basilica. See the ancient Castel Sant’Angelo, a private mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian and his family dating from the 2nd century.  Zip along the Tiber River and see the iconic Trevi Fountain. Toss a coin into the elegant Baroque pool to ensure you come back to Rome. Return to your hotel having seen all the important sights of Rome.

Rome: Pasta Perfection Cooking Class

8. Rome: Pasta Perfection Cooking Class

Get your hands doughy on a quest for pasta perfection with this hands-on cooking course and walking tour in Rome. Make traditional pasta with three sauces and a sweet tiramisu for dessert. Savor all your cooking with drinks at the end of class.  Meet your host and walk to the venue for your cooking course. Be greeted with a warm welcome and a glass of bubbly, tea, or coffee. Get to know your host a little before focusing on the food.  Start to prepare your pasta using fresh local ingredients. Use egg and flour to beat and shape fresh pasta from a simple dough. Cut your pasta into fine strips of fettuccini.  Make traditional pasta with three sauces and enjoy a sweet Tiramisu for dessert. Discover culinary methods and traditions that have been passed down through generations during the food making process.  Once the hard work is done, sit together as a group and enjoy all the wonderful food you have produced in a fine Roman meal. Listen to stories of traditional foods and the people behind them as you eat your food and sip on some alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Rome: Traditional Food Tour and Wine Tasting

9. Rome: Traditional Food Tour and Wine Tasting

Eat your way through the "Eternal City" on a guided walking tour of Rome. Feel the lively atmosphere as you make your way from Campo de’ Fiori to the Trastevere with plenty of wine and street food. Meet your guide at the perfect spot for a tour focused on food and wine, and sample a selection of artisanal salamis from Italy, paired with your first taste of the country’s fine wines. Stroll through the city center as your guide divulges its strange and wonderful history. Then, nourish yourself with some local cheese at an historic shop that sells cheeses of various Italian origins. Sample another glass of carefully selected wine and try the authentic Roman specialty of baccalà fritto (fried salted cod). Continue with a tasting of 2 other typically Roman foods: pizza "by the slice" and supplì (rice balls). Visit eateries that specialize in the production of these scrumptious treats to experience new taste sensations and unforgettable aromas. Digest all your delicious food samples on a stroll to supper in one of the coziest restaurants in the Trastevere district. Known for the quality of its food, this quarter is considered to have the best restaurants in Rome. Enjoy an exquisite Roman antipasto and 2 first courses, accompanied by 2 different Italian wines of protected production and origin. Finally, try some locally made Italian ice cream in flavors typical of a famous gelateria to complete your immersive journey into Italian cuisine.    

Rome: Guided Night Tour of The Coliseum & Castel Sant'Angelo

10. Rome: Guided Night Tour of The Coliseum & Castel Sant'Angelo

Enjoy the beauty of Rome by night! On this 3-hour evening tour that’s priced for a group of up to 4 participants you’ll take in the highlights of the Eternal City, seeing the city’s most iconic landmarks and monuments illuminated after the sun goes down. Admire the Coliseum, Palatine Hill, Castel Sant’Angelo, and St. Peter’s Basilica, all of which will have undergone a transformation by moonlight. Take in the streets of Trastevere, which are full of activity after dark. See street artists, mimes, musicians, and plenty of visitors in an area that resembles a medieval town. You’ll make a special stop to toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Legend has it that this will ensure your return to Rome.

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What people are saying about Trastevere

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4.8 / 5

based on 5,650 reviews

Of all of the tours we booked in Rome, this was easily the best. Great food. Interesting bits of history. The guide was entertaining and passionate. High recommend.

The tour was fabulous, very relaxed and felt like we were eating like a local. Guilietta, our guide was fun and informative.

Catia was wonderful and full of information! It was a great way to start our visit to Rome, exciting our appetite for more!

Excellent insight into local foods some of which were unexpected with some history and other useful info too

We had a great time and experience, our guide was great and the food excellent Thank you