The Trastevere (Regio XIV) in a global view. The quarter had the shape of a point that followed the line of the Tiber by the Tiber Island. It had the reputation to be a popular district where craftsmen and small shop-keepers mixed. The main attraction of the Trastevere was undoubtedly the Naumachia of Augustus.

On the Vicus Janiculensis, in the west end of the Trastevere, one sees one of these so numerous baths in Rome, these ones are the Baths of Diana whose statue appears on the side of the road.

In the north part of the Trastevere, close to the Septimania gate (porta Septimania) fairly small baths were dedicated to Septimius-Severus (thermæ Septimianæ). Just before passing through the gate, an arch had been erected, equally dedicated to Septimius-Severus.

Close to the Probus bridge, the house and the gardens of who was consul in 66 b.C.

The region between the Naumachia and the Tiber was covered with several warehouses and public buildings. Last, beyond the Portuensis gate, the Via Portuensis and, stretched on the south side of the Janiculum, the magnificent Cæsar's gardens.

This small round enclosure on the Via Portuensis is the Sacellum Deae Suria dedicated to a probably Syrian goddess. You could see this kind of altars in some private houses in the gardens for their owner's favourite divinities, exactly as magistrates did in the name of the State in public places.

On the Janiculum Mark-Anthony's gardens. The exact place is not really known but they were situated between Cæsar's Gardens and the Sacred Wood of Furies. On the picture they appear with a great terrace and French style gardens, which the Romans particularly liked.

In Rome the sacred woods evoked the ancient great forests where the towns had been built. As it often happened, it was part of a forest. Here the Sacred Wood of the Furies, in the centre of the picture close to the Aurelian Wall, is not particularly thick, but was nevertheless part of a protected zone. The Romans who were practically minded, often used these woods for productive purposes. On the contrary flocks were generally prohibited to avoid sheep to eat young shoots. On the right side the Furina Spring, goddess of the republican time who is thought to be associated with water. This wood on the Janiculum witnessed Caius Gracchus' death as he let himself be executed by his slave in 121 b.C.

This picture presents you the north side of the Trastevere at the bottom of the Janiculum. A great complex of gardens and terraces similar to those of Cæsar's Gardens, covers a great part of the Janiculum, as in the lower part you can see a luxury mansion, Geta's palace. The palace covered a great surface with basins, woods, gardens, and even a running track. Geta being Septimius-Severus' son, one can suppose that this palace was one of the great constructions ordered during his reign.