San Francesco a Ripa

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Rome: Trastevere & Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

1. Rome: Trastevere & Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

Discover Rome's Jewish ghetto or Roman 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. Your 3-hour Rome Trastevere Walking Tour will start in this quarter before taking you over the Tiber to the historic Trastevere neighborhood. Trastevere is a picturesque neighborhood dating back to medieval times and charming area filled with narrow winding streets, alleyways and pedestrian squares. These 2 areas are often overlooked by tourists but this intimate walking tour of these magnificent neighborhoods will take you to its top landmarks. Walking around these neighborhoods will be the best way to see all of the monuments and landmarks, as well as get a great feeling for this Bohemian area of Rome. This Rome Trastevere walking tour will start in the Jewish ghetto, where you will learn about the Jewish history and presence in Rome, which is still much visible today. Led by an experienced guide, see Jewish-owned businesses, visit kosher restaurants and, when possible, even take you to 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. Your guide will then take you across the river Tiber to Trastevere, which was once home to the wealthy Etruscans. Here, you will visit some of Rome’s most important churches, including Santa Cecilia, the Basilica of Santa Maria and San Francesco a Ripa and the Ponte Rotto, which is the oldest stone bridge in all of Rome. 

Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto: Walking Tour

2. Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto: Walking Tour

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.

Rome: Trastevere Guided Walking Tour

3. Rome: Trastevere Guided Walking Tour

Get a little closer to the history, legends, and folklore of Tiber Island and one of Rome's most significant neighborhoods, Trastevere. Follow your guide through the hidden squares, gems, and monuments while learning about the sacred stories and legends of Romans passed. Meet your guide at Fabrico Bridge and begin the walk to the only island in the Eternal city. Cross over the oldest Roman bridge still in use that connects the left bank of Tiber River with the island. Travel back in time and retrace the steps of the Greeks and Romans. Once on the island, learn of how it was originally formed by volcanic rock and river sediment that accumulated over many millennia. Admire the island's ship-like shape and discover the stories about the smallest inhabited island in the world. Continue on to Rome's prettiest neighborhood, Trastevere. As you walk, come across the Basilica of San Crisogono, one of the oldest Roman Basilicas. Take the time to admire it without the presence of many tourists and prepare to be enchanted by the frescoes. Once at the Piazza di Santa Maria, discover the first official place of Christian worship in Rome and the beautiful Basilica with artistic treasures and masterpieces to explore. Wander the crooked streets and romantic alleys and reach the Piazza San Cosimato. Admire its homonymous church dating back to the 10th century from the outside and reach the Baroque Church of San Francesco a Ripa. Finish the tour passing by the Basilica of Santa Cecilia, patron saint of musicians, and head back to Tiber Island.

Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto: Private Walking Tour

4. Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto: Private Walking Tour

Join a 3-hour walking tour to discover Rome's former Jewish ghetto and the historic Trastevere neighborhood, two areas that are often overlooked by tourists. Walking around these neighborhoods will be the best way to see all their main monuments and landmarks and to get a feel for each neighbourhood's distinctive vibe. First, 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, and today, is one of the most fascinating quarters of the city. Led by an experienced guide, you'll see Jewish-owned businesses, and pass by kosher restaurants. The Porticus Octaviae will be one of the most recognized landmarks in the ghetto, which sits in the middle of Piazza Mattei.  Your guide will then take you across the river Tiber to Trastevere, which was once home to the wealthy Etruscans. Trastevere is a picturesque neighborhood dating back to medieval times, filled with narrow winding streets, alleyways and pedestrian squares. Here, you will visit some of Rome’s most important churches, including Santa Cecilia, the Basilica of Santa Maria and San Francesco a Ripa and the Ponte Rotto, which is the oldest stone bridge in all of Rome. 

Rome: Trastevere Roman Street Food Tour

5. Rome: Trastevere Roman Street Food Tour

Join this tour for a nice stroll around the Trastevere district and get a better understanding of how a typical Roman aperitivo looks and tastes. Admire the 5th-century mosaics that decorate the interiors of the Basilica dedicated to Santa Cecilia. Discover the narrow alleys that characterize the Trastevere district. Visit the Antica Caciara, where you will have the chance to taste delicious homemade mozzarella. Taste Roman porchetta at the Antica Norcineria Iacozzilli and stop at Venanzio, the first supplì shop in Rome.       Last but not least, visit the Cantina di Spirito, an underground wine cellar. With the help of a professional sommelier, taste a selection of local wines. Stop in front of the marvelous Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere and end the tour in Piazza Trilussa.

Rome: Guided Tour of Trastevere & 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

6. Rome: Guided Tour of Trastevere & 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Experience one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Explore the Bohemian district of Trastevere on a guided tour and benefit from access to the Gray Line - I Love Rome hop-on hop-off bus. Access the bus for 24 hours from 8 stops in the city to see the best of Rome. Guided tour:Enjoy a guided tour of Trastevere, a funky district with craft beer pubs, artisan shops, and a young crowd. Immerse yourself in the rich, vibrant culture and feel like a local. Start at Ponte Fabricio, the oldest Roman bridge in Rome, and make your way to Tiber Island. Learn about the island’s incredible history before crossing over the bridge into Trastevere. Discover hidden gems and peaceful squares in the bohemian district, following your guide past the historic churches which make this area feel so special. Look out for the Basilica of Our Lady in Trastevere, famous for its 12th-century mosaics. Hop-On Hop-Off Bus:Ride around the capital city of Italy on an open-top hop-on hop-off bus. Access this convenient transportation for 24-hours, allowing you to visit some of the best sights in Rome with ease. Enjoy views of the streets of Rome and observe the daily lives of locals, keeping an eye out for spots to visit if you want to get off the bus. Use the detailed map to plan your route through the city. Get on again easily at one of the eight bus stops distributed around Rome. Listen to audio commentary in 13 languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Arabic.

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What people are saying about San Francesco a Ripa

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Very pleasant tour with our guide Monica very helpful and prepared.

Our escort was great. Thanks x the wonderful experience