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Rome: Trastevere & Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

Product ID: 134796
Explore the narrow winding streets, alleyways, and pedestrian squares of the charming Trastevere neighborhood in Rome. Join a small group led by an expert guide to learn about Jewish history and presence in Rome. Benefit from your guide's local knowledge.
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Duration: 3 hours
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Spanish, Turkish, English, French, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore one of the oldest Jewish communities in the heart of Europe
  • Discover Trastevere with a specialist guide who has superb local knowledge
  • Visit some of Rome's most important churches and see the synagogue from outside
  • Stroll through the scenic streets of Trastevere in Rome and hear stories about the city’s Jewish history
Full description
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. 
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Local guide small group tour
  • Walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Transport to/ from attractions
  • Inside visit of the synagogue

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Inside visit of the synagogue is not included
• Enjoy a small group walking tour of max 12 people
Customer reviews

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Very enjoyable and informative

Enjoyed this tour very much

August 22, 2019

The walking tour was excellent!

My guide was excellent! She use to live in Trastevere so she knew the history of the town. We had a very enjoyable morning strolling through the alleys, streets and churches. Very happy I chose this tour.

April 22, 2019

November 25, 2019

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Product ID: 134796