Party Earth Review A popular residential neighborhood and nighttime destination, Trastevere is full of lively restaurants, lounges, bars, boutiques, and cafés that draw a consistent stream of young professionals, locals, residents, and travelers... ... read full review
Trastevere, Rome –
A popular residential neighborhood and nighttime destination, Trastevere is full of lively restaurants, lounges, bars, boutiques, and cafés that draw a consistent stream of young professionals, locals, residents, and travelers eager to take advantage of the area’s many charms.
Although days can be rather quiet, the idyllic old-world piazzas and narrow cobblestone lanes harbor an abundance of unique shops, street markets, and quaint cafés at which to while away an afternoon.
The real action begins at night, however, when those same squares and lanes fill with a festive crowd ready to party.
One of the liveliest areas of the district is the bustling Piazza Trilussa, which draws a dynamic crowd of young students who hang out on the stairs, as well as a slightly older clientele that fills the various nightspots around the square.
From there the busy streets lead to Piazza Santa Maria, a popular meet-up spot and prime stage for street performers. And just down the block, an edgier and more artsy student crowd gathers at Piazza San Cosimato to take advantage of the rock-bottom prices at the square’s only bar.
Trastevere definitely has an outdoor focus as patrons spill from the bars and into the streets, a scene that is at its best in warm weather and during the summer.
Young professionals, locals, and travelers, late 20s to early 30s. Sociable student set in the piazzas, late teens to early 20s.
Street performers and music in Piazza Santa Maria. Street vendors selling jewelry, crafts, handbags, and other goods in Piazza Trilussa.
Many eateries from pizzerias to elegant restaurants.
Shopping, eateries, restaurants, and bars for every budget.
Early evening to late at night. Large crowds year round on Fridays and Saturdays.
Big Hilda’s (Vicolo del Cinque, 33) and Café San Cosimato (Piazza San Cosimato, 63) offer good Happy Hour deals and drink specials. Da Augusto (Piazza de’ Renzi, 15) features a menu of classic Roman dishes.