We rented an apartment for our week in Rome. The Trastevere neighborhood was a fabulous choice. It’s residential so the streets are pretty quiet at night but there are lots of restaurants. We didn’t want or need a car in Rome so the parking issues of the Trastevere didn’t bother us. We arranged to have a driver meet us at the airport and take us to the apartment. He waved away our payment as he was double parked and said we could take care of it when he picked us up in a week!
Our apartment was simply decorated and met all our needs. There was a little clothes washer in the bathroom and we hung our laundry on the railing of the loft.
The Trastevere (“beyond the Tiber” in latin) is on the west side of the Tiber River. It’s an easy walk or tram ride (tram #8) over to central Rome.
Here are some sights from our adopted neighborhood.
On the walk home one evening we stopped in St Cecilia’s.
We often walked through the plaza of the church of Santa Maria in the mornings. We peeked inside one night.
Gianicolo Hill, on the the west side of Trastevere, has wonderful views looking east over Rome.
The Villa Medici looks huge…….and here’s a view of the Coliseum
and the Palatine Hill.
I believe this is the dome of the Pantheon.
Looking North from the other side of the hill is a view of St Peter’s.
Going back and forth across the Tiber River was lovely by day