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Top Choice Food & Drinks in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Antica Caciara Trasteverina

The fresh ricotta is a prized possession at this century-old deli, and it's all usually snapped up by lunchtime. If you’re too late, take solace in the to-die-for ricotta infornata (oven-baked ricotta), 35kg wheels …
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Benheart

From the colourful resin floor papered with children's drawings to the vintage typewriter, dial-up telephone and old-fashioned tools decorating the interior, everything about this artisanal leather boutique is achin…
Top Choice Basilica in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere

Nestled in a quiet corner of Trastevere's focal square, this is said to be the oldest church dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Rome. In its original form, it dates to the early 3rd century, but a major 12th-century ma…
Top Choice Historic Building in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Villa Farnesina

The interior of this gorgeous 16th-century villa is fantastically frescoed from top to bottom. Several paintings in the Loggia of Cupid and Psyche and the Loggia of Galatea, both on the ground floor, are attributed …
Top Choice Food in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Biscottificio Innocenti

For homemade biscuits, bite-sized meringues and tiny fruit tarts, there is no finer address in Rome than this vintage biscottificio with ceramic-tiled interior, fly-net door curtain and a set of old-fashioned scales…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Rivendita Libri, Cioccolata e Vino

There is no finer – or funnier – spot in the whole of Rome for a swift French Kiss, Orgasm or One Night Stand than this highly inventive cocktail bar, packed every night from around 10pm with a fun-loving, post-dinn…
Top Choice Gallery in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Galleria Corsini

Once home to Queen Christina of Sweden, whose bedroom witnessed a steady stream of male and female lovers, the 16th-century Palazzo Corsini was designed by Ferdinando Fuga in grand Versailles style, and houses part …
Top Choice Tuscan in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Prosciutteria – Cantina dei Papi

For a taste of Tuscany in Rome, consider lunch or decadent aperitivi at this Florentine prosciutteria (salami shop). Made-to-measure taglieri (wooden chopping boards) come loaded with different cold cuts, cheeses, f…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Keyhole

The latest in a growing trend of achingly hip, underground speakeasies in Rome, Keyhole ticks all the boxes: no identifiable name or signage outside; a black door smothered in keys; and Prohibition-era decor includi…
Top Choice Basilica in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

The last resting place of the patron saint of music features Pietro Cavallini's stunning 13th-century fresco, in the nuns' choir of the hushed convent adjoining the church. Inside the church itself, Stefano Maderno'…