Guided tour

Rome: Tiber Island and Ghetto Walking Tour

Rome: Tiber Island and Ghetto Walking Tour

From US$ 19.97 per person

Discover the Tiber Island and the legend of Esculapio the God of medicine. Also, learn about the Jewish history in Rome.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover Tiber Island and its role in the history of Rome
  • Learn about the city’s Jewish history
  • Visit the landmarks of Rome's Jewish ghetto
Full description

Meet your local guide and start the journey into the history of Tiber Island. Being a seat of the ancient temple of Asclepius and later a hospital, the island is associated with medicine and healing. Along with the island’s famous hospital, there are enchanting homes, courtyards, and streets reminiscent of its medieval origins.

Then, discover Rome's Jewish ghetto, established in 1555 by Pope Paul IV for the 5,000 Jews that lived in Rome at the time. The former walled quarter sits close to the river Tiber. Pass by Jewish-owned businesses and kosher restaurants that still remain in the area. Also, visit Porticus Octaviae, one of the most recognized landmarks in the ghetto in the middle of Piazza Mattei, and the amazing Turtle Fountain, a masterpiece in the oldest part of the Ghetto.

  • Tour guide
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    Arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts. Look for your guide holding a sign next to the Obelisk, in front of the church.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Passport or ID card, copy accepted
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