Trastevere in Photos | Rome

Sometimes I write a post on this blog and I am super pleased with what I have released out into the world. And it usually has absolutely nothing to do with the writing as it all revolves around the photos (sometimes photos can do all of the talking...right??). Welp, this is one of those times. Trastevere showed up for me. And funny enough, I felt like I didn't get any good shots while I was there! Take a glimpse into the neighborhood that we stayed in while in Rome. Rick Steves said it was the 'crusty' side of Rome. 

I beg to differ.


Other than our trips to the Colosseum and the Vatican, we hung around our apartment in Trastevere. If you want to be away from the tourist crowds, stay here. While dining al fresco, all that can be heard up and down the street is the Italian language. It's where the real Italian people live. While you may feel like it's a little 'worn in' I found it to be absolutely charming. And the food choices were excellent! If you are visiting Rome, head on over across the Tiber to Trastevere, which literally means 'across the river'. And then go back again at night. 

Pure Roman magic.


Travel Tuesday

48 comments

  1. haha definitely not "crusty!" Love these photos :)

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  2. Sorry i just found your blog but are you guys still living in the UK but just traveling in Italy? Or did you guys move to Rome

    Much love,
    Ingrid of Style Prosciutto
    www.styleprosciutto.blogspot.com

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  3. (followed you guys via blogspot. your blog seems very interesting to me. :) )

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  4. Hi Ingrid! Glad you found me :) Yes, we are living in the UK right now! We have lived here for about 14 months and love it!

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  5. thanks for the reply ♥ , and sorry for my lack of knowledge!

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  6. Right? I guess there are some places that aren't so 'shiny' but I though Rome city center was the same way! I loved staying in Trastevere. I felt like I was in a movie at night and we were able to get away from all of the crowds!

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  7. The neighbourhood looks lovely. It's always awesome when you get home and realize your pictures actually did turn out well!

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  8. You definitely should feel proud because all your photos are STUNNING! You make me want to hop on a plane right now! xo

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  9. I'm pretty much obsessed with the alleys! We wandered around at night with no real plan and it was just incredible getting lost around there!

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  10. Isn't it? Although I'm finding it hard not to get great photos while traveling Europe. It's just all so amazing!

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  11. Oh these pictures are wonderful. It makes me miss Italy so much! www.eatallovertheworld.weebly.com

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  12. OMG. We are going to have like the exact same photos and post when I eventually get around to posting Rome stuff! Trastevere was my favorite part of Rome! xx

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  13. Italy is so amazing right? I'm hoping we get to go back soon!!

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  14. Hahahaha!!! In not surprised! Seriously scary right?!?! But yes Trastevere was my favourite part too...it was so laid back compared to the city center..

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  15. Beautiful pictures, Jamie! I really like the black & white ones. It seems to work with those photographs really well :)

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  16. The b/w photos are gorgeous. And 'crusty'?? Um, doesn't look crusty to me!

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  17. Thanks! Yes, this is one of the rare moments that I totally disagree with Rick Steves!

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  18. Well thank you Robert! Rome is a lovely subject :)

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  19. Lovely. But I wonder where this "crustiness" is? Maybe the area has been subjected to some renovation since he's been? x

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  20. replace crusty with authentic and I think we have a winner!

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  21. Jamie! I've only been to Rome once, but your photos capture a totally different side! I love it! The streets and alleys are magical! My husband's in the Army and there's a chance we could end up in Europe soon! Here's hoping!

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  22. I think it's Trastevere! It was such a different feel once you crossed the Tiber...so much more laid back with less crowds! Oh I hope yall get to make it over here! Anywhere in Europe is great :) Where are yall stationed now? My hubs used to be Air Force :)

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  23. Very pretty photos-- totally NOT crusty looking at all! I personally like a neighborhood that's a bit more "worn in" instead of made to look picture-perfect for all the tourists. Where real life is: that's what interests me :)

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  24. Thank you dear! Yes, I love staying in a place that os authentic to the locals. We don't always stay in the locals areas but I was glad we did here in Rome. It was very cool and gave us a different perspective...a better one than had we stayed in the center!

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  25. It sure did show up! My favorite photo is the 11th one (I went back to count lol!) I really like the cobblestone street and the light from above! Crusty...no way!!!

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  26. Beautiful shots! I love you low lighting photos in the restaurant and the couple climbing up all of those steps :)

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  27. :) Thank you! Trastevere was such an awesome part of Rome....very authentic, not crusty!!

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  28. Thank you! I kept passing those stairs during our stay and finally got a good shot of them, I loved how it turned out :)

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  29. Love these pics - especially the food ones! Rome is a place that you just cannot go without taking photos of your food.

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  30. You got some great shots! Trastevere was my favorite neighborhood in Rome - all of the buildings, shutters, Vespas and warm colors made the area so picturesque. And the food!!!!! You're making me want to go back so badly!!

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  31. Oh wow...to live in Trastevere!! Amazing! We so enjoyed just getting lost in the area! It was just wonderful. And yes, cacio e pepe was amazing! I wanted to try the restaurant from Anthony Bourdain but they were booked up. But my back up was amazing. Gosh, I'm hungry now!!!

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  32. I completely disagree with Rick Steves. I loved Trastevere.. esp the food there was so good! I've never used any of his guides but ppl seem to love them. While in Italy, pretty much every other tourist there was mentioning him or carrying around a travel book. I guess they must be good though.

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  33. I soooo loved it too! I had the most amazing cheese and meat plate there (as seen in the photos) and omg I still dream about it! Trastevere was definitely more of what I had in mind for Rome :)

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  34. You are right lady!! Pizza, gelato, cheese and pasta.......yum!!

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  35. Love the photos (especially the food pics : - 9 )!!!

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  36. Food in Rome.....its the stuff of fairytales!

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  37. The "crusty-side" of Rome! That is too funny. I think it looks like a really nice area.

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  38. This looks like an extremely charming little area!! If I make my way back to Rome some day I will definitely have to give this neighborhood a visit. Rome was a little overwhelming for me (all the tourist traps and crowds), but I think venturing to a real Italian neighborhood outside of the center could fix that! Thanks for sharing :D

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  39. I mean it wasn't fancy! But it was the real Rome and I adored it!

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  40. Rome was a little overwhelming for me too! But only when we were in the city center! Absolutely make it back and visit Trastevere! It was the real Rome :)

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  41. You captured and described Trastevere so well. I stayed there when I visited Rome and was so glad to escape the crowds and feel at home.

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  42. This was my favorite part of Rome....I get soooo tired of crowds!

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  43. When my friend and I went to Rome we stayed at a hotel in the Trastevere neighborhoods. It was sooooo wonderful and made us realize how great it was to wander through local piazzas and just people watch. We also got the best hot chocolate I've ever had. There were gooey melty gobs of chocolate in the bottom of the cups.

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  44. This is the truth. I have dreams about food I ate in Italy.

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  45. People watching in Trastevere was the best! I just absolutely loved the feel of the neighborhood.....much more laid back than the center of Rome!

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