Trastevere was urbanized in at the end of the Republican period.
Back then it was full of warehouses; under emperor Augustus, Trastevere became
Rome's fourteenth "Regio" (quarter). It is now a typical roman district, with
its small intertwined and colorful streets. Among Trastevere's renowned
monuments are the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, in which we can
find mosaics by Pietro Cavallini and Jacopo Turriti (two artists of the XVIIIth
century) and the church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere built above ancient roman
structures and dedicated to Saint Cecilia, protector of musicians, in which
there are works by painters such as Paul Brill and Pinturicchio (on Tuesday and
Thursday mornings we can visit the convent's dining hall with frescoes painted
by Pietro Cavallini). We will also see the church of San Francesco a Ripa, where
we will admire Bernini's statue of "Blessed Ludovica Albertoni". Our visit also
includes the Tiber Island and its roman bridges (Fabricius' Bridge and Cestius'
Bridge), as well as the Jewish Ghetto, established by Pope Paul III in 1555, the
Porticus Octaviae (emperor Augustus' sister), the Theater of Marcellus and
the Temple of Apollo Sosianus
The visit include : Trastevere, church of
Santa Maria in Trastevere (Pietro Cavallini's mosaics), church of Santa Cecilia
in Trastevere (paintings by Pinturicchio), Tiber Island and Fabricius' and
Cestius' bridges, Jewish Ghetto, Theater of Marcellus, Temple of Apollo.