If you are planning a trip to Trastevere, surely one thing you will have to deal with is the means of transport. In this article we will tell you which means of transport are present in the Trastevere district. As we will discover in the article, the Trastevere district is full of means of transport, but we can say with some certainty that the two tram lines that cross the district are the most important ones.
The Mausoleo Ossario Garibaldino is a monument which stands on the Gianicolo hill in Rome. Not everyone knows that in this place, in 1849, there was the last defence of the Roman Republic (proclaimed in February of that year), so this monument was built to celebrate the fallen in the battles of Rome Capital that took place until 1870. Are you ready to discover this monument too? Then continue reading this article.
Perhaps not everyone knows it, but Rome has been named “the greenest city in Europe” and this thanks to the massive presence of greenery and parks in its territory. Just think: the public green within the city covers an area of 3,932 hectares thanks to the historic villas, public gardens, flower beds and green areas present in it. To all this, 18 protected areas and agricultural areas of the city must be added.
The interesting fact of the Catacombs of Generosa is that not only Christian but above all pagan traces have been found in them (as in the so-called “Boschetto Sacro alla Magliana” where you can see details attributable to the pagan college of the Fratres Aevales). The Catacombs are on one level only and its entrance was closed by a basilica that has now disappeared. It is assumed that it remained in use until the end of 500 AD.
With the advent of the Roman Empire, the fate of this place changed, until it apparently became the famous Caesar’s Gardens, that is the most famous Caesar’s villa where the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra was also said to have resided. But it is from 1500 that the territory of Villa Sciarra changed to become what we now see. A very large territory of over 7 hectares, so it is not surprising that there are a lot of things to see inside.
The Catacombs of San Pancrazio (also called Catacombs of Ottavilla) are located in Piazza San Pancrazio in the Gianicolense district. Unfortunately, the Catacombs of San Pancrazio have not passed the years unscathed and, therefore, are in very poor conservation conditions. Most likely it is also for this reason that the Catacombs of San Pancrazio can only be visited by reservation and by very small groups of visitors at a time.
There are really many things to say about Trastevere. In this article we have set ourselves the goal of collecting all the curiosities that you can be had about this district of Rome in a very schematic way. If you have any curiosity about Trastevere and want to know more without getting lost in reading thousands of articles, here is a collection of information and curiosities that will surely be useful or interesting to you.
The Catacombs of San Callisto are the most important and renowned catacombs in Rome. Of particular interest in the catacombs of San Callisto is the crypt of the Popes, which houses eight Popes of the past, but also the tomb of Santa Cecilia, the cubicles of the Sacraments, and other areas where other Popes were buried (in total 16 throughout the structure), are places that you will love to visit and admire.
A visit to Villa Lante al Gianicolo will amaze the eyes of every visitor who will be delighted to see the decorations of the barrel vault of the vestibule, the frescoes in the hall (“Le Imprese” by Baldassarre Turini and his protectors) and the other decorations of this immense room, the painting “Allegory of Italy” by Valentin de Boulogne, the stucco decorations on the ceiling of the loggia and the grotesque-frescoed mirror vaults of the side rooms.