Trastevere, known for its picturesque alleys paved with stone, contains a labyrinth of alleyways with excellent restaurants, popular bars, cafes and tea shops, and a variety of cute stores
Santa Maria Square is the main square, and a fountain with four giant oysters and wolf heads stands in its center. Every evening the square fills with vacationers and becomes the entertainment center for the city's young people. Talented street artists and a variety of stands with jewelry and art objects complement the wonderful atmosphere in the square.
In general, Trastevere is a lively district, especially known as the center of the entertainment scene of the Italian capital. This place is happening at all hours and one can also go shopping almost every hour of the day until late at night.
Located south of Vatican City, it is the 13th quarter of the city.
The writings of Philo of Alexandria, who arrived in Rome in the middle of the 1st century CE, attests that in this period the city's Jews were concentrated in this area, on the right bank of the Tiber River in a place called Trastevere. The Latin name, by the way, means "across the river Tiber."
In the time between then and now, the Roman settled their captives here as slaves and servants to the capital of the empire, Rome.