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Rome: Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

1. Rome: Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

Discover the beauty of one of Rome’s most well-kept secrets, the neighborhood of the Jewish Ghetto. Meet your friendly and professional tour guide at Trajan's Column in the center of Rome and begin your journey into the history of one of Rome’s oldest neighborhoods. Explore architecture and neighborhoods from 2000 years ago. Pass by the Theater of Marcellus, and the Portico d’Ottavia to see some of the ancient structures still being used today. Your guide will take you to a Gelateria where you will be treated to homemade Kosher gelato. From here you will go to Piazza Mattei and see the famous Turtle Fountain. Then pass by the last remaining piece of the wall that kept the Jewish community in this area for centuries. You will learn about the tumultuous past and resilience of Rome’s Jews as you pass the Great Synagogue. Next, cross the oldest functioning bridge in Rome as you go onto Tiber Island. Listen to the stories about the hospital saving people during WWII as well as the story of Asclepius at the temple, now a church. Your guide will bring history to life for you as you conclude your tour here on the island.

Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

2. Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

Rome is a city filled with ancient monuments, bustling city streets, fascinating alleyways, and small, hidden squares. It is a sprawling city with many hills, and by foot it can be completely overwhelming. Today, you'll hop on an E-bike and experience the joys of Rome - from its elegant shopping streets to its ancient monuments - on a fun and healthy day of bike riding! You'll stop off many of the main attractions of Rome, and also have a chance to visit many charming smaller squares and buildings that are lesser-known. Your guide will take you from the Imperial Forum all the way through to the Pantheon and will share all about the history and curiosities that have made Rome's story - from its foundation to the present day. Morning Tour Highlights: Colosseum Imperial Forums Piazza Venezia and Vittoriano monument Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza del Popolo Park of Villa Borghese and scenic view of Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theatre of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum Afternoon Tour Highlights: Colosseum Circus Maximus and view of the Palatine Aventine Hill and Orange Garden with a romantic view of Rome, including Saint Peter’s dome Trastevere Santa Maria in Trastevere basilica Piazza Farnese Hidden charming alleys: the soul of real Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theater of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum

Rome: Private City Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk with Transfer

3. Rome: Private City Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk with Transfer

Take a trip back in time and discover what ancient Rome was like, visit the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus and the Pantheon. Enjoy the beauties of the Eternal City, its squares, its alleys and its statues. Admire the city from the top of its terraces and discover Rome in all its grandeur. Discover the charm of the Vatican City, with St. Peter's Basilica and its majestic square. Enjoy a good ice cream or an excellent coffee.

Rome: Jewish Ghetto & Campo de Fiori by Night Food Tour

4. Rome: Jewish Ghetto & Campo de Fiori by Night Food Tour

Enjoy an intimate food and culture tour of Rome in the evening, and see the major sights of the “Eternal City” as you feast on homemade pasta, pastries, and more. Meet your guide on Piazza Mattei in the Jewish Ghetto, and stroll off to discover ancient squares that hum with restaurants and market life. See baroque fountains and statues that strike poses before imposing architecture. Stop at 7 different tasting venues en route, including restaurants, delicatessens, and other notable sites. Go to Piazza Navona, built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian and site of a city market in the late 15th century. See some of Rome’s finest baroque architecture, and Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers). Visit the site of a medieval market at Campo de’ Fiori and admire the local atmosphere. Learn about the death of Julius Caesar at Pompey Theatre, and pass some of the most significant remains of Ancient Rome, including the Theatre of Marcellus, the Temple of Apollo, and the Portico of Octavia. Fine wine and local fare take center stage throughout, with tastings at venues loved by the locals. Discover sites the guide books don’t mention, and listen to stories of local lore. Meet people who take great pride in the quality of their produce, whether it’s pizza, pasta, or fresh vegetables prepared as they have been for generations.

Trastevere: Segway Tour (private)

5. Trastevere: Segway Tour (private)

There’s a lot to see in Trastevere and there are several different Segway Express tours for you to choose from. These 2-hour guided rides are operated daily and led by a multi-lingual tour leader who’ll show you around. This popular Roman neighborhood is located on the Tiber’s west bank, south of the Vatican. The area’s cobbled streets, medieval houses, and unique character continue to draw artists, celebrities, and expatriates to live and play here. After a short but intense training session with an authorized instructor, you’ll be taken along Trastevere’s narrow streets to see the main attractions, including some of the most beautiful squares and fountains in Rome. The tour is short, fun, and designed to leave you with pleasant memories of your time in Rome. You can choose from the following itineraries for your Trastevere Express tour: • From Santa Maria in Trastevere to Santa Cecilia and return • Up Gianicolo Hill to the Bramante masterpiece and a panoramic view of Rome • Piazza Trilussa, Campo dei Fiori, Piazza Navona and return • The Jewish Ghetto and Teatro Marcello

Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

6. Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

Experience the very best of the Eternal City on a private golf cart tour. Begin your visit in the morning, afternoon, or evening by meeting your expert tour guide at the local partner's office. Set off to discover the great highlights and the hidden gems Rome has to offer. Start the tour in the city center and customize your itinerary based on your personal preferences. Led by your passionate guide, hit all the major highlights including Piazza Venezia and the impressive Vittoriano, the Trevi Fountain — where you can throw a coin into the water to ensure your return to Rome — and the Spanish Steps, heart of the glamorous shopping district. Head then to Piazza Navona, with the amazing Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers. Go in the Pantheon to admire the greatest work of Roman architecture, followed by a stop at Campo de Fiori to visit the food market. Afterwards, explore the best of Ancient Rome, the iconic Colosseum, the majestic Imperial Forum, and the massive remains of the Caracalla Bathhouse. Stop for a coffee break on the way to the next attractions, and learn interesting stories about the Eternal city and its inhabitants. End your tour at your hotel or anywhere within the city center. Tour guide in English or Italian. For other languages, please contact us after the booking

Rome: 3-Hour Roman Holiday by Segway

7. Rome: 3-Hour Roman Holiday by Segway

The Roman Holiday Tour departs from Piazza del Popolo, one of the most famous piazzas in Rome, in the waiting room of the Urbe at the top of the famous Spanish Steps (Via del Babuino, Via del Corso and Via di Ripetta). After a short practice with the Segways to ensure everyone is confident riding them, the tour guide will take you down the ancient Roman road like in the famous film Roman Holiday. In Piazza della Rotonda, see the Pantheon, one of the oldest and best preserved monuments in Rome. Then go across the sacred area of Largo Torre Argentina and on to the Roman ghetto, where you’ll see Teatro Marcello, the Bocca della Verità and the Circus Maximus. Finally, you'll arrive at the monumental amphitheatre of the Colosseum and the magnificent area around the Imperial Forums. On the way back, you'll see the glorious “Vittoriano” (National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II) and the famous Trevi Fountain as you come into Piazza di Spagna at the foot of the Spanish Steps. The famous Via Margutta, well-known for its art shops and 16th-century houses, rounds off the tour in Piazza del Popolo.

Rome: Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

8. Rome: Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

Go in search of Europe's oldest Jewish community accompanied by a professional guide and learn about the fascinating and tragic history of the Jewish Ghetto in Rome. Join your guide as you stroll through the narrow lanes of the remaining parts of the old Ghetto around Portico d’Ottavia. Retrace the history of the Jewish people in the city, from ancient times to the modern-day. Hear the tragic tale of how the Roman Jews were rounded up in the Ghetto to be sent to Auschwitz and see the brass cobblestones installed as a memorial to the Holocaust victims. Learn about Roman-Jewish cuisine and take the opportunity to sample traditional foods such as fried artichokes or an authentic sour cherry cake. Finally, admire the Great Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Rome and one of the largest in Europe. End your tour in Piazza Mattei at the Turtle Fountain.

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

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

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.

Rome: Temples, Squares & Markets Guided Walking Tour

10. Rome: Temples, Squares & Markets Guided Walking Tour

Explore some must-see places as well as the secret side of Rome with a local guide. Immerse in the history and culture of the city as you visit the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Jewish Ghetto, Campo de' Fiori, and more. Enjoy a tasting of traditional Roman street food. Start your walking tour at the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Admire its frescoed ceiling and enjoy its baroque atmosphere. Stroll over to the Pantheon. Learn about the obelisks in Rome, some of which are thousands of years old and were brought from Egypt. Get a view of the beautiful square of Piazza Navona. Learn about the “talking statues”, a phenomenon that is quite unique to the city. Walk by ancient temples. See the Mouth of Truth, a spot forever immortalized by Audrey Hepburn in the film Roman Holidays. Find out why Rome is often compared with a lasagna. Explore Campo de Fiori Square and its local Food Market to sample some of its delicacies. Get your taste buds ready to try local street food, which the Romans call Supplì. Hear as your guide sheds light on authentic Italian food products. Take a stroll in the surrounding alleys and get to know the peculiar street names all over the area. Walk by some fascinating archaeological ruins and learn about the place where the Ides of March meant a terrible fate for Julius Caesar. Explore the unique Jewish Ghetto, a secret neighborhood that seems to have frozen in time, and has retained its authenticity. See the “fake Colosseum”, a lovely ancient ruin that resembles the Colosseum. Travel back in time for a view of the Circus Maximus and the Palatine Hill, the place that the rulers of the most powerful Empire once used to call home. Get to see the remains of the Imperial Palace. Cross the bridge and admire Tiber Island. Before saying goodbye to your local host, get recommendations for the most authentic places to eat, shop, and anything else you need to know to make the most of your trip to Rome.

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What people are saying about Theatre of Marcellus

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We tremendously enjoyed this private tour. Our guide, Max, was super knowledgeable and entertaining. Even our 9 year old found Max to be informative and engaging during the 3 hours together. The stop at the gelateria certainly was appreciated, too. He took time to understand what we all hoped to get out of the trip. He covered all our wishes and more. Without the golf cart there is no way we could have seen so much in such a short time. The cart also allowed us to escape a sweltering walk around the city. It was super to be able to take the little golf cart down some of the tiny streets and be able to park really close to the sights. We felt safe about Max's driving, too. We covered all the major must-see spots. Thanks for a great tour!

Mimmo was an excellent guide, focused on our interests and knowledgeable he provided a wonderful tour and made a very pleasureable tour out of a very hot day! The golf cart provided adventure, cool breezes, and we saved on a lot of walking due to ease of parking. We highly recommend Mimmo of Turtle Tour for your guide!

Brian, our guide spoke perfect English was very knowledgeable concerning both Roman history and the history of the Jews in the ghetto. Plus the gelato was excellent! Loved this tour and would definitely recommend taking it!

Valerio was an amazing guide. This is a GREAT way to see Rome — very easy to ride the e-bikes (you do have to be aware and fairly spry) and an excellent overview of the city.

We had a fantastic time. Food was great and our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and the food. My teenagers enjoyed their evening a lot.