Rome as the Romans Do: Life in Trastevere

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Book your tour of Trastevere and see famous landmarks like Piazza of Santa Maria and lesser-known favorites like the home of Raphael Sanzio's mistress Your tour begins in the Piazza Trilussa, discussing the ancient origins of the neighborhood before heading over to the house of Raphael Sanzio’s mistress, the mysterious ‘Fornarina’. As you stand beneath the window where she might have caught the great artists’ eye, you'll discuss what life here was like hundreds of years ago and the ways it has and hasn’t changed. Continuing on, your guide will tell you local rumors and legends, see beautiful cathedrals and the old haunt of the local alchemists, and even encounter some very Roman street art in the form of the ‘Madonnelle’. You'll pass through the Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere which hums with life at any time of day and finish in the Piazza San Callisto, leaving you with recommendations for where to eat and drink should you want to return to the neighborhood in the evening. Sites Visited: Ponte Sisto Piazza Trilussa Piazza di San Giovanni della Malva Via di Santa Dorotea Via della Scala (Porta Settimiana) Piazza della Scala Piazza di Sant’Egidio Via della Paglia Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere Piazza San Callisto

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