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Rome: Street Food Tour with Local Guide

1. Rome: Street Food Tour with Local Guide

Try out authentic delicacies as you immerse yourself in the local culture of Rome on a walking tour. Taste unmissable Roman foods such as pizza from a family-run establishment, Supplì (fried mozzarella rice balls), and typical seasonal dishes from Rome’s Jewish Quarter. Meet in Piazza del Biscione before whetting your appetite at a local charcuterie at your first stop. Sample some typical Italian cured meats and some local wine there. Then head off to try Rome's well-known tasty street food, Supplì. Your guide will fill you in on these rice delicacies' 19th-century beginnings and how they earned their name. Next, taste some classic Roman pizza and Menabrea beer at Roscioli, an establishment run by the founder’s grandchildren. After this, you’ll be heading to the Roman Ghetto, Rome’s old Jewish Quarter. Here, sample traditional zucchini flower fritters or carciofi alla giudìa (deep-fried artichokes), depending on what is in season at the time. Finish up the tour with a delicious artisanal gelato at Punto Gelato near Largo di Torre Argentina, the site of four ancient Roman Temples and Pompey’s Theater. Savor the unique northern Italian flavors at a gelateria that featured in Gambero Rosso’s Top 10 list of the best gelato in Rome.  Choose from either a private experience just for your group or a small-group experience. Benefit from personalized insider tips about what to do next in Rome city center after the tour has finished.

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

2. 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.

Rome: Fun Family Private Tour

3. Rome: Fun Family Private Tour

Start in an amazing church that most tourists will not know of. Admire its breathtaking frescoed ceiling and enjoy its baroque atmosphere. Try one of the great varieties of chocolates filled from a legendary chocolate shop in Rome. Contemplate the Pantheon, an architectural masterpiece the Roman emperors dedicated to their Gods. Listen to the stories your private guide has to share with you as the children search for hidden treasures in the square. Walk along Piazza Navona, the most famous and elegant Square in Rome. Admire its fountains and explore the colorful Campo Dei Fiori Market. Taste the Italian delicacies that local producers have to offer. Enjoy a slice of delicious Italian pizza. Meet the Sacred Area in Largo di Torre Argentina, the fatal spot where Julius Caesar was murdered. Explore the charming Jewish Ghetto and Cross the bridge over the river to Tiber Island, an excellent place to capture the memories of the day with a photo with your family. Explore Trastevere and taste a delicious Supplí, a traditional Roman delicacy. Try the famous 'Gelatto', while the children have fun in the playground and say goodbye to the guide.

Trastevere: Segway Tour

4. Trastevere: Segway Tour

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: Jewish Ghetto Tour

5. Rome: Jewish Ghetto Tour

Embark on a unique walking tour through the former Jewish ghetto of Rome which was established in 1555 on the banks of the Tiber River. Learn about how the ghetto was essentially a prison-neighborhood within Rome, surrounded by fences and gates. As you stroll through the streets, discover how it was considered unacceptable for Jews to live together with Christians, Pope Paul IV Carafa promulgated a series of restrictions on the Jewish community such as would marginalize it for centuries. See how the former ghetto quarter represents the uninterrupted relationship between Jews and the city of Rome, the Jewish community chose it to be the home of its Great Synagogue which was inaugurated in 1904. The Synagogue is a symbol of the emancipation achieved by Roman Jews after the abolition of the ghetto.

Rome: Full-Day Vespa Scooter Rental

6. Rome: Full-Day Vespa Scooter Rental

Explore the streets of Rome on a stylish Vespa scooter with this simple rental service. Get free assistance inside the highway belt of Rome (Grande Raccordo Anulare - GRC). Pickup your Vespa at the rental shop and get fitted with a helmet. Listen as the staff gives you some helpful tips on how to use this model of scooter. Use your complimentary map to help you navigate around the city. Find out hotspots and routes and let a local tell you the fastest way to get to the sights in this vast city. Start exploring with major attractions that are less than 15-minutes away like the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, and Vatican City. Return the Vespa before your 24-hour rental period ends or make arrangements to extend your rental contract.

Food Tour of Roman Neighborhoods: 3.5-Hour Walking Tour

7. Food Tour of Roman Neighborhoods: 3.5-Hour Walking Tour

Taste your way through some of Rome’s fabled restaurants, markets, and specialty food shops with an expert guide as you discover the succulent secrets of Italian cuisine! Your 3.5-hour walking tour takes you to some of the city’s best-loved neighborhoods to sample a variety of different delights, from gleaming, beautifully-displayed fruits and vegetables in Campo de' Fiori (for the morning option) to the artisanal gelatos of the picturesque Trastevere neighborhood. Groups are kept to no more than 15 people so that you won't miss a sip, a bite, or an expertly woven point of Roman culinary heritage as you wander through lively plazas and flower-strewn side streets. The stops include historical markets, bustling bakeries, gelaterias, and traditional restaurants where you'll share the delicious food and wines of the region. Sample pizza bianca, the legendary mid-morning snack of Rome, festooned with thin slices of savory mortadella; you'll also taste cool, flavorful gelato and expertly browned supplì: tomatoey fried rice balls stuffed with creamy morsels of mozzarella. You might even try fried codfish in the Jewish Ghetto and catch a waft of exotic spices in the Campo de' Fiori market. Through tasting, talking, savoring, and sharing, you'll learn about the culinary history of Italy, fundamental to so much of the culture's richness. You'll also get the inside scoop on any special food events taking place at the time of your visit. By the end of the tour, you'll have learned to order food in Rome like a pro and where to find the best bites in town, preparing you to eat like an emperor for the rest of your Roman holiday!

Rome: Private Walking Tour with Gelato Tasting

8. Rome: Private Walking Tour with Gelato Tasting

Explore squares, temples, and ruins on this day trip to Rome with a local guide. Learn the history of the Eternal City as well as the secrets. Admire some of the most amazing highlights. Visit the must-see places in Rome as well as the hidden gems of the city.  Start the day by meeting your guide at the Fountain of the Tritons. Travel back in time with a view of the Circus Maximus, used for entertainment purposes in ancient times, and see Palatine Hill. Go to see the fake Colosseum, an ancient ruin that looks a lot like the Colosseum. Walk by ancient temples, see the famous Mouth of Truth, a spot immortalized by Audrey Hepburn in the film Roman Holiday.   Explore the Jewish Ghetto, a secret neighborhood that seems to have frozen in time. Cross the bridge, and stroll while you admire Tiber Island. Marvel at Trastevere, a magical neighborhood that combines bohemian and modern.  Taste a delicious Italian ice cream and go to the last stop, the beautiful Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere. Before saying goodbye, get recommendations for the most authentic places to eat and tips to have the time of your life in the Eternal City.

Rome: Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

9. 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: Pantheon and Jewish District Guided Tour

10. Rome: Pantheon and Jewish District Guided Tour

Journey through Rome’s past on this guided small-group tour of the Pantheon of Agrippthe and the Jewish Ghetto. Admire the famous hole in the Pantheon’s dome and visit Raphael's tomb. Walk through the ruins of the Jewish Ghetto and learn about its history. Your tour will begin at the Pantheon, but before entering your expert guide will detail its construction and explain the history of the epic columns, brought over from Egypt. Once you’ve entered, admire the craftsmanship and skill that went into the building. Especially the oculus: a large central opening with a diameter of 8.8 meters, the only source of natural light in the building apart from the entry. You’ll explore the chapels and see the works of art they house. Learn about the Pantheon’s role as the seat of the Academy of Virtuosi in Rome and as the tomb of great Italians, such as Raphael of Urbino, the king Vittorio Emanuele II, and more. After the Pantheon, the tour will continue onto the streets of Rome, where you will admire the theatre of Marcello and Largo di Torre Argentina.  Finally, the tour will finish at the Jewish Ghetto, known for its atmospheric beauty and tragic history. 

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What people are saying about Jewish Ghetto, Rome

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,794 reviews

Amazing experience, definitely recommend. Had Elizabeth as our guide, nice small groups and did all the classic food pairings with relevant drinks (e.g. cheese/meats and wine). Visited all local authentic Italian places and had information about their roots in Italy, did a nice loop on the tour so you weren’t traipsing around for hours. Very knowledgeable local guide who even helped give me directions to my next tour when my data stopped working on my phone!

Eleonora is very entertaining and knowledgeable. Walking through the streets with a local and tasking some of the more traditional food was so much fun. I wasn't sure about this tour when we first booked but have to say it was one of my favorites.

Donnie was an amazing tour guide with so much knowledge and enthusiasm. He really brought Travestere and the Jewish Ghetto to life and seemed genuinely happy to help us discover its history. Solid 3 hour tour - would recommend.

Claudio was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed the private tour he gave our family. He was not rushed and spent the evening introducing us to the essential Roman street foods, even when we ran late. Everyone agreed, he was great.

This was the best food tour I have ever had! Stephane was so knowledgeable and had so many small details about Roman food culture and traditions.