The Trastevere area consists of a maze of narrow streets that is still, despite the evident gentrification, one of the city's most authentically Roman neighbourhoods. Literally translated, Trastevere means "across the Tiber", which, of course describes its proximity to the historical center, just southwest on the other side of the river, and just a ten minute walk away. This area includes two neighbourhoods: Trastevere and Monteverde. The first one is a modern and residential area full of nice apartments where you can find green open spaces (such as the huge and beautiful Villa Doria Pamphili, one of the biggest parks in Rome), trading areas and many different shops. Trastevere is one of the oldest and typical neighbourhoods of the city. The narrow paved streets and allays are plenty of cinemas, cafés and restaurants with tables scattered in the pavement, mostly at Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere and in Viale Trastevere. The churches of Santa Cecilia and San Francesco a Ripa are very remarkable. Lovely typical area to enjoy your stay in an apartment in Rome.