Must-see attractions in Trastevere & Gianicolo

  • March 27, 2018: Interior of Renaissance Villa Farnesina, monument of architecture and painting of the High Renaissance.
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    Villa Farnesina

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    Admire the interior of this gorgeous 16th-century villa, fantastically frescoed from top to bottom.

  • Rainbow over the rooftops of Rome, as seen from Janiculum hill, Terrazza del Gianicolo.
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    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    Explore monuments, fountains and gardens on the verdant hill of Gianicolo (or Janiculum).

  • Rome, Lazio, Italy, 9th of August 2023, A landscape of Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica (Palazzo Corsini alla Lungara) with its garden.

    Galleria Corsini

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    Once home to Queen Christina of Sweden, whose bedroom reputedly witnessed a steady stream of male and female lovers, the 16th-century Palazzo Corsini was…

  • Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

    Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    The last resting place of the patron saint of music features Pietro Cavallini's exquisite 13th-century fresco in the nuns' choir of the hushed convent…

  • Orto Botanico

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    Formerly the private grounds of Palazzo Corsini, Rome’s 12-hectare botanical gardens are a little-known, slightly neglected gem and a great place to…

  • Viewpoint

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    Many of the vaunted viewpoints along Gianicolo (aka Janiculum) are obscured by trees, but this lesser known overlook at the north end has sweeping views…

  • Villa Doria Pamphilj

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    Lorded over by the 17th-century Villa Doria Pamphilj is Rome’s largest landscaped park – many a Roman's favourite place to escape the city noise and…

  • Basilica di Santa Maria and Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere during sunset.
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    Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    Trastevere’s focal square is a prime people-watching spot. By day it’s full of chatting locals and guidebook-toting tourists; by night it’s the domain...

  • Villa Sciarra, park inside

    Villa Sciarra

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    In ancient times, this little park on the slopes of the Gianicolo (Gianicolo Hill) was believed to be a sanctuary dedicated to nymphs. It's equally…

  • Fontana dell’Acqua Paola

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    Featured in the opening scene of Paolo Sorrentino's Oscar-winning La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty; 2013), this monumental white fountain with its…

  • Sant'Onofrio

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    If this church were in another town, it would be a highlight, but in Rome it's just another church. Atmospherically forlorn, with weeds sprouting between…

  • Stumbling Stones

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    These polished brass stones, shaped square like a Roman cobble and engraved with the name of a local Jewish resident, marks the exact spot where Holocaust…

  • Piazza Trilussa

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    Right where the cute little Ponte Sisto pedestrian bridge crosses the Tiber, this small square is a fine entrance to Trastevere. The star attraction is…

  • Torre degli Anguillara

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    Dating to the Middle Ages, this tower was part of the fortified holdings of the powerful Anguillara clan, which ruled this part of Rome until the 15th…

  • Triumphs & Laments

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    This vast and fading frieze adorns the River Tiber walls between Ponte Sisto and Ponte Mazzini. The creation of South African artist William Kentridge, it…

  • Porta Settimiana

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    Resembling a crenellated keep, Porta Settimiana marks the start of Via della Lungara, the 16th-century road that connects Trastevere with the Borgo. It…

  • Museo di Roma in Trastevere

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    Housed in a 17th-century Carmelite convent, this museum hosts excellent temporary photography exhibitions. Upstairs the permanent collection contains a…

  • Garibaldi Monument

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    Giuseppe Garibaldi defended Rome against French troops sent to restore papal rule in 1849, and this towering commemorative statue was raised to the hero…

  • Monumento ad Anita Garibaldi

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    This dramatic monument commemorates Garibaldi's Brazilian-born wife, Anita, who died from malaria, together with their unborn child, shortly after the…