Campo de Fiori & Trastevere

Campo de Fiori and the Jewish Quarter, with its small streets and many sights, can easily be crossed on foot. Shopping streets, museums, bars and restaurants invite you to linger. A stone's throw across the Tiber, at the island of Tiberina, or at the Ponte Sisto footbridge, and you're already in the Trastevere district.  Trastevere is a picturesque, lively and multicultural district. The rough and wild charm of this part of the city has captured the hearts of many people. He achieved cult status through various films by Vittorio de Sica, Fellini and Woody Allen. The Trastevere Quarter is considered a shopping paradise, with unique specialist shops and fashion boutiques, especially between Piazza Trilussa and Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere.

1. Campo de Fiori

Campo de' Fiori is a square in central Rome, near Piazza Navona. In the middle of the square stands a statue of the philosopher Giordano Bruno, erected in 1889, who was burned as a heretic on February 17, 1600. Campo de'Fiori literally means field of flowers, a name that dates back to the Middle Ages when the area was still a flower meadow. Due to the daily market with flowers, fruit, herbs and vegetables, the square is very busy and colorful in the morning. In the evenings, tourists in particular enjoy the special atmosphere on the square with a glass of wine.

 

The Palazzo Farnese is the most imposing Italian palace of the 16th century. Located in Piazza Farnese (just behind Campo de' Fiori square, it now houses the French Embassy. Alessandro Farnese commissioned the construction of the palazzo in 1514 when he was elected Pope. The palace was built by Antonio da Sangallo begun and continued by Michelangelo and then finished by Giacomo della Porta The palace can only be visited inside on special occasions.

 

Basilica of San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini - Located at the end of Via Giulia when walking towards the Vatican from Campo de Fiori square. It is the parish church and national church of the Florentines. It was built over more than two centuries and, in addition to important art treasures, contains the tombs of Francesco Borromini and Carlo Maderno. Tuscan artists decorate the interior.

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Restaurants / Shops:

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Hosteria Grappolo d'Oro

Nice little restaurant with typical Roman food, near Campo de Fiori.

Address Piazza della Cancelleria 80, Roma

Phone +39 06 689 70 80

 

Luciano Cucina Italiana

Small modern Italian restaurant. You can also eat outside. Location: near Campo de Fiori square.

Address Piazza del  Teatro di Pompeo 18, Roma

Phone +39 06 51 53 14 65

 

Roscioli

Popular shop with a café, Italian restaurant, delicatessen fresh food counter and wine shop. Good Italian cuisine, also suitable for vegetarians. Location: Near Campo de Fiori

Address Via dei Giubbonari 21, Roma

Phone +39 06 687 52 87

Per Me -  Giulio  Terrinoni

Romantic restaurant in the historic center of Rome. Good quality food. The staff is friendly and attentive. It is located near Campo de Fiori.

Address Vicolo del Malpasso 9, Roma

Phone +39 06 687 73 65

 

Osteria da Fortunata - Rinascimento

Good for a little snack. At the window of this restaurant, a lady is preparing fresh pasta for lunch. You sit here at the large window, in the direction of the street. The restaurant is furnished in a minimalist style and has a large window facing the street. You eat good, fresh pasta here. The restaurant is located near Piazza Navona, by the Palazzo Madama palace.

 Address Corso del Rinascimento 17, Roma

Phone +39 06 39 37 87 91

Osteria da Fortunata - Cancelleria

Good for a little snack. In this restaurant Italian cuisine is served by attentive staff in a homely atmosphere.

Address Piazza della Cancelleria 87, Roma

Phone +39 06 60 66 73 91

 

Shops

Il Fornaio

This excellent bakery is located between Piazza Navona and Campo de Fiori.

Address Via del Baullari 5, Roma

2. Palazzo Spada & Baracco museum

Palazzo Spada - The Palazzo Spada (16th century) is one of the great city palaces in Rome, it is located in Piazza Capo di Ferro, very close to Piazza Campo de Fiori. The Renaissance building subsequently came into the possession of Bernardino Spada, whose name it still bears today, and who had Francesco Borromini carry out restoration work on the facades. Borromini also created the famous perspective corridor, which is one of the most well-known mannerist illusions. A large art collection with works from the 17th century is exhibited in this palace.

Link: http://www.galleriaspada.beniculturali.it/index.php?en/1/home - information about Galleria Spada, also in English.

 

The Museo Barracco is located in the Palazzo Piccola Farnesina ai Baullari and is part of the Civic Museums of Rome. It is located on Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, near Campo de Fiori square. Inside, a collection of antiquities donated by Baron Giovanni Barracco.

Link: http://www.museobarracco.it/en - information about the Museo Barracco, also in English.

3. Ebreo district & Portico d'Ottavia

Fontana delle Tartarughe - Walking towards the Hebrew Quarter from Campo de Fiori square, you will come across the charming Fontana delle Tartarughe (Turtle Fountain). The Mattei family had this fountain built in the 16th century to embellish Piazza Mattei. Giacomo della Porta designed the fountain, which owes its charm to Landini's four slender bronze youths putting their foot on the head of a dolphin. Only later did an unknown sculptor add the turtles, thus rounding off the composition. ​

 

The still preserved Portico di Ottavio, built in honor of Augustus' sister, is located in the middle of the Jewish quarter of Rome. If you visit this quarter, you should walk to the Piazza Mattei with its turtle fountain and see the Sinagoga Ashketnazita. In the Jewish quarter, however, it is particularly nice to stroll leisurely through the narrow historic streets and try out old Jewish dishes in one of the delicious restaurants.

Link: https://museoebraico.roma.it/en/ - Information on the Jewish Museum Museo Ebraico di Roma, also in English. ​

Restaurants:

Il Portico - Restaurant

In the Jewish Quarter of Rome

Address Via del Portico d'Ottavia 1, Roma

4. Trastevere & Gianicolo

Trastevere - The pedestrian bridge Ponte Sisto, connects the center of Rome with the Trastevere district. It is a lively district and has many beautiful streets, houses and churches. From the Trastevere district, if you climb the hill, you get to the Gianicolo Park. Here is the imposing Garibaldi monument and from here you can enjoy the beautiful views of Rome. One of the largest public parks in Rome begins at the Gianicolo: Villa Doria Pamphili.

 

Gianicolo - From the Trastevere district you can climb the hill up to the Gianicolo Park. From here we continue to Rome's largest public park, the Villa Doria Pamphili. This park, with a beautiful villa, is very popular with joggers and dog lovers.

Restaurants in the Trastevere Quarter

La Fornarina - Pizzeria/Restaurant

Authentic Italian lunch. Fresh Italian snacks, pizza, good desserts. Also good for brunch, suitable for vegetarians. Good value for money.

Address Piazza Oderico da Pordenone 4 , Rome (Trastevere Quarter)

Phone +39 06 511 01 33

 

Antico Forno La Renella - Pizzeria / Fast Food

Super tasty pizzas at a great price. Take away with seating. Ideal for a break in Trastevere. Quietly situated in a small side street.

Address Via del Moro 15 , Rome , (Trastevere Quarter)

Phone +39 06 581 72 65

 

Bar San Callisto - Café

Lively cafe in Trastevere. Fair prices. Here the locals sit next to the tourists and it is easy to strike up a conversation. There is hustle and bustle here all day long, it is interesting to spend a little time here and observe the lively activity on the square.

Address Piazza di San Calisto 3 , Rome (Trastevere Quartier)

Phone +39 335 193 32 96

 

Nannarella - Restaurant

Typical Roman tavern.Good first courses. Friendly service.

Address Piazza di San Calisto 7 , Rome (Trastevere Quarter)

Phone +39 06 581 53 78

 

Impiccetta - Restaurant

 

Typical Roman trattoria. Very good dishes that reflect tradition. Here you feel like in a family.

Address Via dei Fienaroli 7 , Rome (Trastevere Quarter)

Phone +39 389 698 36 57

Pinseria Da Massi - Restaurant

Unique eatery. Large selection of dishes, high quality and friendly waiters.

Address Via della Scala 34, Rom (Trastevere Quarter)

Phone +39 06 5833 38 68

5. Palazzo Corsini & Villa Farnesina

Palazzo Corsini and the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica- The Palazzo Corsini, built in the 16th century, is located in the Trastevere district. He hosted among many other guests: Bramante, Michelangelo, Erasmus of Rotterdam and Queen Christine of Sweden. Today the palace houses the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica (also called: Galleria Corsini), with paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Murillo, Caravaggio and Guido Reni. The focus of the collection is Italian painting from the 17th and 18th centuries.

 

Villa Farnesina - Right next to the Palazzo Corsini is the Villa Farnesina. The simple, harmonious design with the main building and side wings makes the building one of the first real Renaissance villas.

Worth seeing are:

  • Triumph of Galatea by Raphael. The beautiful nymph Galatea was one of the 50 daughters of the god Nereus. -

  • Loggia with Cupid and Psyche. Agostino Chigi's mistress, the courtesan Imperia, is said to have posed for the left figure in Raphael's Three Graces. -

  • Salone delle Prospettive. In Peruzzi's illusionistic frescoes, landscapes and cityscapes spread out behind monumental columns.

Link: http://www.villafarnesina.it/?lang=en - Information about the museum in Villa Farnesina, in English.

6. Santa Maria in Trastevere & Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

Santa Maria in Trastevere - In the center of the Trastevere district is the Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere. Carlo Fontana designed the octagonal fountain from the 17th century. The church "Santa Maria in Trastevere" is probably the first Christian sacred building in Rome (3rd century).The current building from the 12th century owes its fame above all to the mosaics by Pietro Cavallini. The 22 granite columns of the central nave come from the ruins of ancient Roman buildings. Despite some baroque additions in the 18th century, the basilica has retained its medieval character. The facade mosaic and the Cavallini mosaic are worth seeing.

 

Basilica of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere- In the Basilica of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, which is located near the Tevere River, are worth seeing: apse mosaic - the altar-ciborium by Arnolfo di Cambio - the fresco of the Last Judgment by Pietro Cavallini - located in front of the altar a marble statue of Cecilia by Stefano Maderno.

Campo de Fiori

Baracco museum

Portico d'Ottavia

View from Gianicolo

Isola Tiberina

Fountain in front of Santa Maria in Trastevere

Palazzo Farnese

Teatro di Marcello , near Portico d'Ottavia

Isola Tiberina

Villa Farnesina and Museum

Palazzo Spada

Basilica Santa Cecilia

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