Trastevere is a district in Rome located south of the Vatican City. Its name literally translated from old Roman dialect mean ‘across the Tiber’. Back in the day the area was not a famous for its tourism as it feels a world-away from the city itself. Nowadays though all of this has changed. This once medieval working-class district has been renovated and overrun with tourists from all over the world. This started back in the 1970s when the rest of the world seemed to have finally discover and appreciate the rough charm it offers. The reason for why Trastevere feels a world away from the rest of the city is the locals view of what the area represents. They don’t even call themselves Romans - rather than that they prefer Trasteverini, to claim that they are the true remaining Romans and not the citizens north of the Tiber. Nevertheless, they are friendly to tourists and there is plenty to see in the area as it feels like entering a different time and place - absolutely worth the trip! Don’t forget to stop at one of the many family-owned restaurants and try the typical spicy Trastevere cuisine. The fastest connection to the central part is taking tram number 8 from Piazza Venecia. For the lovers of culture and sightseeing there are several historical churches, most famous of which is the Santa Cecilia and Santa Maria. Thanks to the two universities located in the area, Trastevere is considered one of the centres of Rome nightlife. There are plenty of entertainment venues there - many bars and clubs where you can enjoy your evenings with friends and even make new ones as the locals don’t like staying strangers for too long. If the above things are of your linking let yourself sink in in the unique character of this lovely neighbourhood for an amazing stay. You will not regret it!