Rome Trastevere station is at the southern end of the Trastevere district. For anyone familiar with the local area the station is located at the junction between the line connecting Rome with Fiumicino Airport and trains heading towards Pisa. Of the six lines running through the station, two are reserved for the Tirrenica line connecting Rome to the coastal region north of the city. Popular destinations are Pisa and Livorno a major port in the region. This is the same line connecting Civitavecchia to Rome, which is the closest port to Rome and a hub of activity. Civitavecchia is popular with tourists who often travel from here to Rome as part of their cruise holiday around the Mediterranean. Passengers on this line often continue through Rome Trastevere heading deeper into Rome and get off at Roma Termini, with the whole journey taking an average of 45 minutes.
A further two lines connected to Viterbo, a city which is to the north of Rome. For anyone venturing away from Rome, Viterbo is home to some fantastic architecture and the San Lorenzo Cathedral. The final two train lines connect Rome to Fiumicino airport which from here is just 27 minutes away.
Outside of the station, you’ll enter the ancient Piazza Flavio Biondo where you can find taxis and a stop for both bus and tram. In addition, from Rome Trastevere station you can also continue your journey on the regional trains (locally you’ll see this named “Regionali” and operated by Trenitalia. Essentially, this means you can reach in a just few minutes all the other stations in Rome, including Rome Termini, Rome Tiburtina, Roma San Pietro and Roma Tuscolana.
Looking to venture further afield? Less than one hour by train there are towns such as Monterotondo and Civitavecchia, whilst Naples and Florence are reached in one hour and forty and in about two hours respectively.
From the Latin translation “Tiberim” - beyond the Tiber - Trastevere, is the thirteenth district of Rome. It is easily considered one of the most characteristic of the city and a destination for many tourists seeking an authentic, lively and somewhat rustic atmosphere.
From Roma Trastevere station you can reach in about a quarter of an hour the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, dating from the 4th century and known for its splendid Romanesque bell tower and the 13th-century mosaic that adorns the façade. From here, many continue to Piazza San Calisto and enjoy stopping at one or many of the taverns and shops. Not far away is also the Church of Santa Cecilia which rises on the ancient Roman dwelling where it is believed that the saint lived before he suffered the torment.
Alternatively, take the modern Viale Trastevere, a 20-minute walk that takes you to Villa Sciarra where you'll enter a stunning park that stretches for 7 hectares at the foot of the Gianicolo. Interestingly Gianicolo (or Janiculum) is the second-tallest hill in Rome but not one of the Seven Hills of Rome as it's outside the ancient city boundary. That said it is an ideal stopover for a relaxing break in the middle of this beautiful city. For those who continue up the hill, at the top you are greeted with fantastic panoramic views over the Vatican and much of Rome's other historic landmarks, bell towers and domes.
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