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Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto: Walking Tour

1. Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto: Walking Tour

Your guided tour will start in Rome's Jewish ghetto, established in 1555 by Pope Paul IV for the 5,000 Jews that lived in Rome at the time. The former walled quarter sits close to the river Tiber, and today, is one of the most fascinating quarters of the city. Learn about the Jewish history and presence in Rome. Led by an experienced guide, visit Jewish-owned businesses, explore kosher restaurants and see the synagogue of Rome. The Porticus Octaviae will be one of the most recognized landmarks in the ghetto, which sits in the middle of Piazza Mattei. Next, head over the Tiber to the historic Trastevere neighborhood. Trastevere is a charming area filled with narrow winding streets, alleyways and pedestrian squares. Visit some of Rome’s most important churches, including Santa Cecilia, and walk over the Ponte Rotto, the oldest stone bridge in Rome. These two areas are often overlooked by tourists but they have plenty to offer. Walking around these neighborhoods will be the best way to get a feel for this Bohemian area of Rome.

Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto: Private Walking Tour

2. Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto: Private Walking Tour

Join a 3-hour walking tour to discover Rome's former Jewish ghetto and the historic Trastevere neighborhood, two areas that are often overlooked by tourists. Walking around these neighborhoods will be the best way to see all their main monuments and landmarks and to get a feel for each neighbourhood's distinctive vibe. First, discover Rome's Jewish ghetto, established in 1555 by Pope Paul IV for the 5,000 Jews that lived in Rome at the time. The former walled quarter sits close to the river Tiber, and today, is one of the most fascinating quarters of the city. Led by an experienced guide, you'll see Jewish-owned businesses, and pass by kosher restaurants. The Porticus Octaviae will be one of the most recognized landmarks in the ghetto, which sits in the middle of Piazza Mattei.  Your guide will then take you across the river Tiber to Trastevere, which was once home to the wealthy Etruscans. Trastevere is a picturesque neighborhood dating back to medieval times, filled with narrow winding streets, alleyways and pedestrian squares. Here, you will visit some of Rome’s most important churches, including Santa Cecilia, the Basilica of Santa Maria and San Francesco a Ripa and the Ponte Rotto, which is the oldest stone bridge in all of Rome. 

Rome: Hidden Gems Guided Walking Tour

3. Rome: Hidden Gems Guided Walking Tour

Explore an authentic side of Rome away from the crowds on a guided city highlights tour. Visit the bustling Trastevere neighborhood and the historic Jewish Quarter, and hear the history behind each turn from your guide. Meet your guide in Piazza della Suburra and start your tour in the famous Rione Monti district. Explore this charming neighborhood with narrow streets, hidden alleys, and picturesque pedestrian squares, also known as "the last village of Rome". Continue to Tiber Island and admire the unique views of the city from the river. Next, make your way to Trastevere, one of Rome's liveliest districts. Follow your guide through hidden squares and visit off-the-beaten-track gems. Finally, arrive at the Jewish Quarter and discover the origins of Rome's Jewish community. Explore this vibrant neighborhood with its colorful shops, Jewish-Roman cuisine, and the impressive Great Synagogue of Rome.

Rome: Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Small Group Tour

4. Rome: Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Small Group Tour

Explore the fascinating former Jewish Ghetto and picturesque Trastevere neighborhood of Rome on a private 3-hour tour, limited to 6 participants. Located next to the River Tiber, Rome’s Jewish neighborhood is the oldest in the western world. Rich in architecture and history, your walk follows in the footsteps of Roman citizens, starting at the archaeological site of Largo Argentina. Gaze at the foundations of the Theater of Pompeii, where Caesar was stabbed to death. Cross the Ponte Sisto to the Trastevere neighborhood, known for its narrow, cobblestone streets and cosmopolitan nightlife. In the days of the Roman Republic, it was the heart of Jewish life in Rome. Next, go to Isola Tiberina in the middle of the River Tiber, and learn how this was the site of the Jewish Ghetto in Ancient Rome. Your guide will take you to the open-air Teatro Marcello, built towards the end of the Roman Republic. Marvel at the Portico d’Ottavia, which once enclosed the temples of Jupiter Stator and Juno Regina. Finally, admire the Great Synagogue of Rome, still at the heart of Jewish life in Rome.

Rome: Guided Hidden Gems Private Walking Tour & Trastevere

5. Rome: Guided Hidden Gems Private Walking Tour & Trastevere

Explore an authentic side of Rome away from the crowds on a guided city highlights tour. Visit the bustling Trastevere neighborhood and the historic Jewish Quarter, and hear the history behind each turn from your guide. Meet your guide in Piazza della Suburra and start your tour in the famous Rione Monti district. Explore this charming neighborhood with narrow streets, hidden alleys, and picturesque pedestrian squares, also known as "the last village of Rome". Continue to Tiber Island and admire the unique views of the city from the river. Next, make your way to Trastevere, one of Rome's liveliest districts. Follow your guide through hidden squares and visit off-the-beaten-track gems. Finally, arrive at the Jewish Quarter and discover the origins of Rome's Jewish community. Explore this vibrant neighborhood with its colorful shops, Jewish-Roman cuisine, and the impressive Great Synagogue of Rome.

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