Guided tour

Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto: Walking Tour

4.7 / 5

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Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto: Walking Tour

From $64.56 per person

Explore the narrow winding streets, alleyways, and pedestrian squares of the charming Trastevere neighborhood in Rome. Join a group led by an expert guide to learn about Jewish history and presence in Rome.

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Highlights
  • Explore one of the oldest Jewish communities in Europe
  • Discover Trastevere with a specialist guide with local knowledge
  • Visit some of Rome's most important churches
  • See the synagogue from outside
  • Stroll through the scenic streets of Trastevere
  • Hear stories about the city’s Jewish history
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Your guided tour will start in 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, and today, is one of the most fascinating quarters of the city. Learn about the Jewish history and presence in Rome. Led by an experienced guide, visit Jewish-owned businesses, explore kosher restaurants and see the synagogue of Rome. The Porticus Octaviae will be one of the most recognized landmarks in the ghetto, which sits in the middle of Piazza Mattei. Next, head over the Tiber to the historic Trastevere neighborhood. Trastevere is a charming area filled with narrow winding streets, alleyways and pedestrian squares. Visit some of Rome’s most important churches, including Santa Cecilia, and walk over the Ponte Rotto, the oldest stone bridge in Rome. These two areas are often overlooked by tourists but they have plenty to offer. Walking around these neighborhoods will be the best way to get a feel for this Bohemian area of Rome.
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      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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      4.7 /5

      based on 38 reviews

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      • Guide
        5/5
      • Value for money
        4.6/5
      • Service
        4.5/5
      • Organization
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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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