Trastevere Area is a district, or ‘rione’ of the Italian city of Rome. Situated just to the south of The Vatican City, on the west bank of the River Tiber, the name literally translates as ‘beyond the Tiber’. Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Trastevere area will find that the district is well located for exploring the many sites and landmarks which make Rome one of the most visited cities in the world. There is therefore a great choice of self catering accommodation available for rental in Trastevere, mainly in the form of grand apartments and townhouses.
The many narrow cobbled streets of Trastevere are just waiting to be explored. Here tourists will find a wonderful choice of boutiques, shops and restaurants alongside numerous medieval houses and landmarks. When the sun sets, the district is bustling with people enjoying the nightlife in its many friendly bars, especially around the Piazza Santa Maria. Visitors enjoying their holidays in the Trastevere area will, of course, discover an even broader choice of bars, restaurants and tourist attractions if they travel a few miles into the centre of Rome.
Of course no holiday spent in Trastevere can be complete without visiting the many sites and landmarks of Rome. It will come as no surprise to discover that much of the city has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, due to its almost innumerable amount of archaeological, cultural and historical treasures. These include the Vatican Museums and The Colosseum, which are amongst the most visited sites in the world. There are also a wealth of fascinating buildings and landmarks built over several eras and architectural styles. There are also an almost in exhaustive choice of art galleries, statues, fountains and parks, as well as great shopping opportunities, making the city a popular destination for a large cross section of visitors.
Travellers spending their holidays in Trastevere area will discover that Rome, as a whole, enjoys a typically warm Mediterranean climate. Summers in Trastevere are warm and dry, with temperatures frequently reaching the early 30s degrees Celsius. Winters are milder, although temperatures still reach a pleasant average of around 13 degrees Celsius. Trastevere area receives an average annual rainfall of approximately 15 inches.
Travellers spending their holidays in Trastevere will first fly to Rome-Fiumicino
(FCO) airport. There are a number of airlines operating regular flights to this busy international airport from the UK. These airlines include British Airways, Alitalia, Ryan Air and easyJet, departing from such UK regional airports as London Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN) and Edinburgh (EDI).