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  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Trastevere

3-Hour Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

Product ID: 4899
Discover the hidden treasures of Trastevere as you hear about its fascinating 2,500 years of history. Visit one of Rome's oldest churches and explore the site of the city's Jewish Ghetto. Enjoy 3 hours exploring this charming area, away from the crowds.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
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English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Trastevere history, dating back 2,500 years
  • Visit the Piazza Santa Maria and its church, which is one of the oldest in Rome
  • Explore the area of the Jewish Ghetto, from the Via del Portico d'Ottavia
Full description
The Trastevere neighborhood offers a pleasant diversion from the heavily touristed historic center of Rome. It is largely residential, and characterized by narrow, cobbled streets, medieval-era structures, and a large university student population.

As you explore Trastevere on this 3-hour tour you’ll find an impressive selection of restaurants, bars, and cafés that are frequented by locals. Explore the boutiques and studios for some unique gifts.

Trastevere literally means beyond the Tiber, and it was originally connected to the main city of Rome by a tiny wooden bridge. Immigrants, mainly Jews and Syrians, arrived from the East and settled in the area.

The center of public life in the neigbhorhood is the Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, a large square outside of the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of the city's oldest churches and one of the most visited in Rome.

Visit the site of Rome’s Jewish Ghetto, which is located near the Tiber in an area surrounded by today's Via del Portico d'Ottavia, Lungotevere dei Cenci, Via del Progresso, and Via di Santa Maria del Pianto. In Italian, the ghetto was called Serraglio delli Ebrei, which mean the enclosure of the Jews.

See the Synagogue of Rome in what is today a charming area, known for its restaurants and some of the best food in Rome.
Includes
  • 3-hour guided tour
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

The meeting point is the junction of Largo di Torre Argentina and Via dei Cestari, between the newsstand and the shop 'Sermoneta'. Please be ready at the meeting point 25 minutes prior to tour departure.

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Please note that this tour is not wheelchair accessible.
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From £73.49 £58.79 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 30 reviews

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    4.6 / 5
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Fantastic tour!

This tour was fantastic. The history of the Jewish Ghetto was really interesting and something you wouldn't learn about otherwise as the area today is quite expensive! It was also great to walk around Trastavere and other parts of Rome and have various things pointed out and explained. Our guide (Inger) was the best guide I had in Rome. She was so enthusiastic about everything and answered all questions really well. This was one of my favourite things in Rome and well worth the money!

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January 7, 2014

Very Informative and enjoyable way to see a less traveled part of Rome

Our guide was very helpful and imparted a lot of interesting inforamtion and good anecdotes. We felt we learned a lot. Out guide also gave us some suggestions of where to visit and what to eat in modern day Rome. We had good success with this tour company. We took three tours and two including this one were really worthwhile.

March 24, 2013

James was a brilliant guide; full of knowledge, wit and warmth

James was flexible; taking us to an assortment of places and knowing so much about each place. He was a pleasure to be with and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Thanks.

February 5, 2017

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Product ID: 4899