Skip the Line Tickets

Free Pick Up Service and Free Transportation to the Sight

Duration: 3 hours

All our guides are Archaeologists or Art Historians

The Jewish Ghetto

Trastevere

The Tiberine Island

Across the River: Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto Walk

from 200€

Tour Details

Skip the Line Tickets

Free Pick Up Service and Free Transportation to the Sight

Duration: 3 hours

All our guides are Archaeologists or Art Historians

Sights Included

Tour Description

Explore the “other side” of Rome city center!

Rome is split in two by the Tiber river, which is the “root” of the Roman civilization. The most famous sights in the city (Trevi fountain, Colosseum, Pantheon, Spanish Steps) are on the left side of the Tiber.

But, across the river, there’s a whole other world to discover, an amazing neighborhood called Trastevere.

It’s one of the most authentic parts of the city, and its picturesque small streets full of small shops, restaurants, cafes, make it unique. It’s a really medieval-looking area in a mainly renaissance and baroque city.

Also, this neighborhood hosts some of the oldest and most beautiful churches in the world, and it’s where the ancient Christian community settled down first – even before it got to the Vatican. We will wander through the small alleys, see the amazing squares, and talk about the beautiful churches, the food, the culture, the modern and ancient Roman way of life.

Then, we’ll cross the Tiber river, walking across the famous Tiber Island, and we will get to another unique area: the Jewish Ghetto.

Rome hosts the most ancient Jewish community in Europe; some Jewish traders lived in Rome already in the 2nd century before Christ. In 1555 though, after years of peaceful tolerance, the Jews started being persecuted, and were forced to live in one very small neighborhood called “the Ghetto”.

All the Jews who lived in Rome had to move to this district, that quickly became overcrowded, unhealthy and dangerous. The Jewish community didn’t lose its identity though, and resisted the persecutions and the terrible life conditions, developing a very original “Jewish-Roman” identity. After the Jews were freed in 1870, the Ghetto was partially re-designed, and it’s now one of the most interesting and beautiful areas in Rome, where you can learn about the Jewish history of Rome and try some of the delicious, and really typical, Jewish-Roman dishes served in local kosher restaurants.

Tour Description

Explore the “other side” of Rome city center!

Rome is split in two by the Tiber river, which is the “root” of the Roman civilization. The most famous sights in the city (Trevi fountain, Colosseum, Pantheon, Spanish Steps) are on the left side of the Tiber.

But, across the river, there’s a whole other world to discover, an amazing neighborhood called Trastevere.

It’s one of the most authentic parts of the city, and its picturesque small streets full of small shops, restaurants, cafes, make it unique. It’s a really medieval-looking area in a mainly renaissance and baroque city.

Also, this neighborhood hosts some of the oldest and most beautiful churches in the world, and it’s where the ancient Christian community settled down first – even before it got to the Vatican. We will wander through the small alleys, see the amazing squares, and talk about the beautiful churches, the food, the culture, the modern and ancient Roman way of life.

Then, we’ll cross the Tiber river, walking across the famous Tiber Island, and we will get to another unique area: the Jewish Ghetto.

Rome hosts the most ancient Jewish community in Europe; some Jewish traders lived in Rome already in the 2nd century before Christ. In 1555 though, after years of peaceful tolerance, the Jews started being persecuted, and were forced to live in one very small neighborhood called “the Ghetto”.

All the Jews who lived in Rome had to move to this district, that quickly became overcrowded, unhealthy and dangerous. The Jewish community didn’t lose its identity though, and resisted the persecutions and the terrible life conditions, developing a very original “Jewish-Roman” identity. After the Jews were freed in 1870, the Ghetto was partially re-designed, and it’s now one of the most interesting and beautiful areas in Rome, where you can learn about the Jewish history of Rome and try some of the delicious, and really typical, Jewish-Roman dishes served in local kosher restaurants.

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Testimonials

Testimonials

“My boyfriend and I are so happy we chose Giovanni to guide us through The Forum, Palantine Hill, and the Colosseum. He speaks perfect English, showed up on time, and had a knowledge of the ruins that surpassed my expectations. My boyfriend being an Architect thoroughly enjoyed Giovanni’s vast knowledge of not just the history but the construction of the buildings. 5 stars!”

– Crystalcl

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Certificate of Excellence 2014 – 2017. Roads to Rome Private Tours rated 5 stars by 99% of the clients

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Certificate of Excellence 2014 – 2017. Roads to Rome Private Tours rated 5 stars by 99% of the clients

Itinerary

Pricing

200 € up to 4 people, 30 € per each additional person.

These starting times are recommended based on our experience to offer you a better service.

9am, 3pm, 5pm

– Flexible starting times are available upon request

Pricing

200 € up to 4 people, 30 € per each additional person.

These starting times are recommended based on our experience to offer you a better service.

9am, 3pm, 5pm

– Flexible starting times are available upon request

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