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Rome: 3-Hour Small Group Jewish Ghetto Tour

Product ID: 141318
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Explore Jewish history with a visit to the Theater of Marcellus, the Portico d'Ottavia, the Church of Sant'Angelo in Pescheria, Mattei Palace and Square with a local guide.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit one of the oldest and most interesting areas in Rome
  • Explore the real Roman folklore away from crowed tourist routes
  • See all the most important sights in the Jewish district
Full description
Stroll through a maze of fascinating medieval streets and narrow alleys. The walk begins from Via del Portico d'Ottavia, once „Via Rua", you will soon see the Roman remains of the ancient fish market and the beautiful architecture of Teatro Marcello (Marcello's Theatre), the three tall columns that survived from the Temple of Apollo Medicus (built in 433 BC), and the ruins of the Temple of Bellona (built in 236 BC dedicated to the God of War).

In the 16th century a palace was built by the powerful Orsini family in the caves of the theater. The theater was commissioned by Julius Caesar, inaugurated by Augustus in 11 BC, and dedicated to the memory of his nephew Marcellus (Octavia's son) who died at the age of 19. The street, Via del Portico D'Ottavia, takes its name from the huge quadriporticus of Octavia, which originally had about 300 columns, incorporating the Temples of Jupiter and Juno (23 AD).

Keep walking along Via della Reginella, pass by buildings of no less than 6 floors with low-ceilings that were typical in the old ghetto, it’s possible to reach Piazza Mattei. Overlooking a little square, is Palazzo Costaguti, frescoed by Guercino, and Palazzo Mattei (16-17th century). Its courtyard, with a double loggia and staircase decorated by colossal Roman busts, statues, sarcophagi, and antique relics, all of them in excellent condition, making it one of the most curious sights of the city.

The churches of Santa Maria in Campitelli and Santa Caterina dei Fumari, the Palaces of Albertoni and Capizucchi are other jewels of this peaceful residential and monumental area where it is still possible to find the spirit of Ancient Rome.
End of the Jewish ghetto Rome walking tour.
 
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Small group tour
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation to/ from the attractions
  • Food and Beverage
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Via del Teatro di Marcelo 42, on the corner with Via Montanara, in front of "Antico caffè del Teatro Marcello".

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Walking frames
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Dress code is smart casual
• A minimum of 2 persons per booking is required
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• May be operated by a multilingual guide
• Comfortable shoes are recommended
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