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Rome Holiday - wander around Trastevere on a City BreakOne area of Rome often not discovered while on a Rome holiday is ‘Trastevere’ which is such a shame as this charming, medieval district of Rome has much to offer the tourist or visitor.

The land across the river Tiber from the centre of ancient Rome was of little interest to the early Romans. At one point the land was occupied by the Etruscans, with whom they often fought and when the land fell back into Roman hands, only one small wooden bridge connected Rome to the western banks of the Tiber river.

Eventually fisherman settled here, and Jewish and Syrian immigrants soon began calling the area home. Even Julius Caesar built a summer home here. The area was eventually included into the city by Augustus and the area was called Trastevere, which literally means “across the Tiber”.

Because of its unique position, Trastevere remained unspoiled for centuries. The Middle Ages saw the construction of Trastevere’s characteristically quaint, winding cobblestone streets. Because it remained difficult to access until recently, (there is still no Metro service here), those lovely streets have managed to retain their medieval flavour.

Rome City Break, Holiday - TrastevereWith the look and feel of a medieval town within the city, Trastevere eventually became one of the most desirable and sought-after areas in which to live in Rome. In spite of its gentrification, it still retains its unique character. Some of the best restaurants and bars in the city are here, and there is also a very lively street night life and culture, which attracts a young and hip crowd of students or people on a Rome holiday.

One famous evening venue is Big Mama, (Vicolo di San Francesco a Ripa 18)Rome’s original “House of Blues” has been going strong for 25 years with shows starting at 10pm most nights.

Trastevere is a very quaint and different area of Rome, one which should not be missed while on your Rome City Break or holiday.

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