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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Circus Maximus

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

Product ID: 63829
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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.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

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

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Important information
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
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Walks of Italy

Product ID: 63829