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Rome: Trastevere & Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

13 reviews

Rome: Trastevere & Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

Activity provider: Walks In Europe
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From US$ 78.18 per person

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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Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

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
  • Lunch
  • Transport to/ from attractions
  • Inside visit of the synagogue
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

We meet at Piazza Trilussa. You will see steps at the Piazza and there's newspaper stand just next to these steps. Your guide will be at the newspaper stand. This Piazza is on the Trastevere side of Ponte Sisto.

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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

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
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Our tour guide was absolutely lovely he made the experience personal to us by asking what our interests were. It was just me and my brother on the tour and we learnt so much about the area.

May 22, 2022

Donnie was an amazing tour guide with so much knowledge and enthusiasm. He really brought Travestere and the Jewish Ghetto to life and seemed genuinely happy to help us discover its history. Solid 3 hour tour - would recommend.

April 26, 2022

It was very informative and entertaining. Very nice and competent guide.

December 30, 2020

Product ID: 134796