JEWISH GHETTO, TIBERINA ISLAND & TRASTEVERE PRIVATE TOUR (walking tour)
The Jewish community in Rome is the oldest in Europe, dating back to 161 B.C.
We will start with a visit to the Ghetto, the quarter where the Jewish people were segregated in 1555 by Pope Paul IV. It is a very old and characteristic neighborhood, with small alleys and squares, artisans shops, kosher restaurants and stores.
We’ll show you the fascinating archaeological area of the Theatre of Marcellus and the Porticus Octaviae right in front of which stands the main Synagogue of Rome (visit inside), built only after Italy’s unification in 1870.
We’ll then cross the Tiberina Island in the middle of the Tiber River to reach Trastevere, the area where the Jewish community lived from ancient times until the Renaissance. This is one of the most picturesque quarters in all of Rome, also known for its many typical restaurants and an active night life. We’ll then visit the beautiful Medieval Church Santa Maria in Trastevere, particularly famous for the wonderful mosaics decoration.
Itinerary: Synagogue, Fountain of the Tortoises, Portico of Ottavia, Theater of Marcellus, Tiberina Island, Church of St. Bartholomew, Church of St. Cecilia, Piazza St. Mary in Trastevere.
Duration: approx. 3 hours;
Meeting point: clients’ hotel in Rome;
Meeting time: 9.00 AM; 3.00 PM;
Private guide: included;
Radio whispers (for groups larger than 3 people): included;
Entrance fees with priority access: included;
Transportation from hotel to Synagogue (taxi service; about 15 Euros total): not included.
The tour is private: for your party only!
No lines to get in to the sites!
Contact us for a quotation.