Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere

Piazza in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Trastevere’s focal square is a prime people-watching spot. By day it’s full of parents with strollers, chatting locals and guidebook-toting tourists; by night it’s the domain of foreign students, young Romans and out-of-towners, all out for a good time in its many cafes and bars. The fountain piercing the centre of the square, of Roman origin, was restored by Carlo Fontana in 1692. The beautiful Romanesque facade of Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere, currently under wraps as painstaking restoration takes place, lords over all this.

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