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Rome Off-the-Beaten Path 3.5-hour Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Walks of Italy

Rome Off-the-Beaten Path 3.5-hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: Walks of Italy

From US$ 68.90 per person

Walk with an expert guide to see far-flung sights scattered around Rome. Visit some incredible places rarely seen by visitors. Learn about the influence of the old Jewish Ghetto on Rome’s culture, stop at the Mouth of Truth, and walk along the Appian Way.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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  • Enjoy a walking tour of Rome’s old Jewish Ghetto and learn about its historic and cultural importance
  • Marvel at the size of the Circus Maximus, ancient Rome’s chariot-racing arena
  • Walk along the Appian Way and hear stories of the grandeur and brutality of the Roman Empire
Full description
Your 3.5-hour tour begins in Rome’s Jewish Ghetto, one of the most important, but greatly ignored neighborhoods in the city. With roots dating back to the mid-16th century, the area was integral to the development of Roman culture and cuisine, and home to important landmarks such as the Teatro Marcello, which is also known as the Jewish Colosseum. Next, you’ll make quick stops at the famous Mouth of Truth (stick your hand in and tell a lie if you dare). Then you’ll leave the city proper in search of the Appian Way, the most frequented thoroughfare of ancient Rome. Walk along the original paving stones as your expert guide tells you stories about the thriving Empire. From the veneration of Emperor Augustus to the crucifixion of Spartacus, this road played a central role in many of Rome’s greatest events. Your trip outside the walls will take you past the Park of the Aqueducts. Marvel at the giant structures that once provided Rome with fresh running water on demand. Afterwards, head off the beaten path to to Tiber Island, the boat-shaped island which has connected both sides of the Tiber River since antiquity. Onwards, experience some of the lesser-known spots in bohemian Trastevere, starting with a visit and tasting at a historical bakery. Pop into the church of Santa Cecilia, a magnificent complex built upon a 5th-century Basilica, before heading to Testaccio Market, where you'll try a typical roman pasta with a soft drink included.
  • Jewish Ghetto walking tour
  • Private transportation between sites
  • Tasting at a historical bakery
  • Santa Cecilia Church visit
  • Testaccio Market visit with a pasta dish from an authentic pasta shop
  • Expert tour guide (and separate guide)
  • Small groups of 15 or fewer people
  • Headsets
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up/drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

In front of Antico Caffè al Teatro Marcello at Via del Teatro Marcello 42

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • Unfortunately the operator is unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs, or strollers on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Little gems outside the city

This tour wasn't what we expected. It was even better. We had an excellent guide by the name of Giacomo. He made this tour very interesting and he passed his enthusiasm to the group. We learned a lot of interesting facts, stories and legends. The sites are small hidden gems that you will not see walking around the city. I highly recommend this tour with this particular tout guide.

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July 30, 2019

I was lucky enough to be the only one who booked on the day I went so I had the guide to myself, she was very knowledgeable and it was interesting learning more about a different side to Rome. The downside was some things advertised like the mouth of truth are only quickly glimpsed through bars from the mini bus driving past so not sure why it is included as something as part of the walking tour. Overall enjoyed very much.

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December 4, 2018

Fascinating tour with a great tour guide

Amy was an amazing guide. She had an undergrad degree in Ancient Roman History and had lived in Rome for years. She knew details, timelines, and also shared her love and care for the city and all of its monuments, statues, roads etc. The day of our tour there was a cycling competition, which blocked off several routes, disrupting the various sites we were to see. Amy and the driver Fabio worked hard to find ways around and in the end we were able to see everything. I highly recommend the tour and her.

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October 10, 2017

Product ID: 63829