Experience Trastevere and Villa Farnesina

Why do this tour

This tour is ideal for those who want to visit more in depth one of Rome’s most picturesque neighborhoods – Trastevere.

Highlights of this Tour

  • Villa Farnesina
  • Rafael’s Galatea
  • Rafael’s Loggia of Psyche
  • Hall of perspective by Peruzzi
  • Picturesque streets of Trastevere
  • Basilica of Our Lady in Trastevere
  • Tiber Island
  • Jewish Ghetto

Details

Start: Time of the tour will be decided upon booking

Tour lasts: 3 hours

Meeting point: In front of the fountain at Piazza Trilussa in Trastevere. Upon request the guide can met you at the hotel.

Tickets to Villa Farnesina: 10 euros adults 5 euros children under 18 years of age.

Important information: Wear comfortable shoes.

Tour description

On the opposite side of the Tiber, that’s literally what Trastevere means. Ancient Rome rose on the seven hills all located on the left side of the river while on this side we only had one neighborhood originally inhabited by immigrants. In renaissance Trastevere became the heart of commercial activity and the residence of Rome’s middleclass as we can tell from its architecture. No noble palaces or wide streets, on the contrary the buildings are low, the streets narrow and the doorways small, but this is what makes this neighborhood so unique.

However just outside of the original walls of the city in the XVIth century a very rich and powerful man known by the name of Agostino Chigi built his splendid palace. This pearl of Renaissance hides the most incredible treasures – the frescos of Rafael.

Agostino a very erudite man, lover of art, music and poetry built the palace as his residence but also to house popes, cardinals and other dignitaries from Europe. Famous were the receptions during which the guests ate from golden dishes later disposed of directly into the Tiber.

During this tour we’ll walk on picturesque streets, see charming corners and marvel at Rafael’s frescoes in Villa Farnesina. We’ll cross the river by passing on Isola Tiberina and finish on the left bank in the area of the Jewish Ghetto.

How to reserve

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Itinerary

Villa Farnesina, Trastevere, Santa Maria in Trastevere, Tiber Island, Jewish Ghetto.

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