Ponte Sisto

Ponte Sisto: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rome: Paranormal Night Walking Tour & Secret Backstreets

1. Rome: Paranormal Night Walking Tour & Secret Backstreets

Join our tour for a nighttime adventure through the eerie streets of Rome where crowds of ghosts of emperors, popes and artists come out and haunt the city. You will hear about ghosts, gruesome executions, murders, and all the legends and ghost stories that keep Roman kids up at night. The guide will take you to secret backstreets and hidden corners of the Eternal City, on the tracks left by old ghosts and mysteries. With storytelling, English-speaking guide, groups of no more than 12 people, and a beautiful stroll through narrow streets between the grand monuments and opulent churches, this tour is sure to leave you even more fascinated by Rome. This tour is not for the faint of heart as you may come face to face with a ghost or, if you’re lucky, even more than one!

Rome: Off-the-Beaten-Track Private Walking Tour

2. Rome: Off-the-Beaten-Track Private Walking Tour

Go off the beaten track and avoid the crowds on this private guided walking tour of Rome. Bring the saying “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” to life as you uncover city secrets and find on-trend bars. Meet your guide at the Ponte Sant’ Angelo at a time suited to you. Then, escape the usual tourist traps by keeping away from the crowds outside the Colosseum or Pantheon and strolling to hidden squares and local boutiques instead. As your stroll down picturesque streets you will barely notice that Rome is one of the most visited cities in Europe. Wander down quiet alleys in some of the oldest districts to find groovy bars and restaurants and a more authentic local culture. The tour can be tailored to your own pace and interests, but the suggested itinerary will take you to a cozy street full of small boutiques and on to a hidden library with a stunning garden. Local breweries will also be on the itinerary. Then, walk along streets full of local bars, and enter a beer café and brewery. Stroll across the Ponte Sisto to sit down in a square in the Trastevere and enjoy a gelato. Return to the city center via the Isola TIberina.

Segway tour by night

3. Segway tour by night

If you’d like to see the major highlights of ancient Rome at night and are looking for an alternative to a bus or walking tour, join this Moonlight Promenade Tour by Segway and see all the important monuments ! After a short training session to ensure that you’re comfortable operating the Segway, your tour leader will take you on a specially arranged route. You’ll visit many important sites in the city hidden gems, roll through little alleys and feel the night life vibrations. Please note that the tour stops at the main churches, galleries and monuments, but doesn't tour the interiors due to time constraints.

Rome: City Highlights Segway Tour at Night

4. Rome: City Highlights Segway Tour at Night

Start your tour with a brief training session to ensure you feel safe and comfortable on your Segway. Then set off to see the most iconic sights of Rome in a unique and informative way, learning about the history of the city as you go. You'll visit Rome's most important landmarks, such as the Trevi Fountain, the Capitoline Hill and the Spanish Steps. The exact number of attractions seen on the route will depend on the duration chosen. At night, with the street lights on and the monuments lit up, the Eternal City is even more romantic and beautiful than the day-time. If you have never been on a Segway before, you are in for a treat. It's a fun way to get around the seven hills of Rome, and your guide will show you all the most important sites in a fun and environmentally-friendly way. Your guide will also tell you personal stories and experiences about local life in the city.

Ancient Rome by Segway

5. Ancient Rome by Segway

If you’d like to see the major highlights of ancient Rome and are looking for an alternative to a bus or walking tour, join this guided Segway tour and discover the iconic monuments and squares without the hassle! After a short training session to ensure that you’re comfortable operating the Segway, your tour leader will take you on a specially arranged and customized routing. This tour makes stops where you can photograph many of Rome’s highlights, and see some of its hidden gems. Please note that the tour stops at the main churches, galleries and monuments, but you will not tour the interiors due to time constraints.

Rome: Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Small Group Tour

6. Rome: Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Small Group Tour

Explore the fascinating former Jewish Ghetto and picturesque Trastevere neighborhood of Rome on a private 3-hour tour, limited to 6 participants. Located next to the River Tiber, Rome’s Jewish neighborhood is the oldest in the western world. Rich in architecture and history, your walk follows in the footsteps of Roman citizens, starting at the archaeological site of Largo Argentina. Gaze at the foundations of the Theater of Pompeii, where Caesar was stabbed to death. Cross the Ponte Sisto to the Trastevere neighborhood, known for its narrow, cobblestone streets and cosmopolitan nightlife. In the days of the Roman Republic, it was the heart of Jewish life in Rome. Next, go to Isola Tiberina in the middle of the River Tiber, and learn how this was the site of the Jewish Ghetto in Ancient Rome. Your guide will take you to the open-air Teatro Marcello, built towards the end of the Roman Republic. Marvel at the Portico d’Ottavia, which once enclosed the temples of Jupiter Stator and Juno Regina. Finally, admire the Great Synagogue of Rome, still at the heart of Jewish life in Rome.

Rome: 3.5 Hour Segway Night Tour

7. Rome: 3.5 Hour Segway Night Tour

The appointment is at the meeting point in the pedestrian area of Castel Sant'Angelo. Your guide will teach you how to drive a Segway through the beautiful Hadrian Mole Gardens. After that you'll be ready to head to Piazza Navona and then Campo de' Fiori, the crowded and bustling market in the day time and romans' gathering point at night time. Admire the beauty of Ponte Sisto on the Tiber, then crossing Piazza Venezia you'll climb the Campidoglio to enjoy the breathtaking view of the monument which best represents Rome: the Colloseum. Then ride along the Fori Imperiali to get to the world's most famous fountain, Trevi fountain. From there you'll reach the Spanish Steps to then loop back to your starting point, Castel Sant'Angelo.

Rome: Trastevere and Roman Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

8. Rome: Trastevere and Roman Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

The tour will start at piazza Trilussa, in the heart of Trastevere district. This charming square is dedicated to Carlo Alberto Salustri, the great Roman satirical poet, better known as Trilussa. From there you will take a walk with your guide to explore the charming streets of Trastevere, stopping by the 12th century Basilica of Santa Maria. Then cross the river to admire a true Renaissance jewel - the Palazzo Farnese, the facade of the building is home to a monumental work by French artist JR. After that head to Campo de' Fiori, this piazza has been part of the long history of the capital and has appeared in the scenes of many films. Next up is the Jewish Ghetto, in the heart of it the Great Synagogue of Rome. Rome is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in Europe and by the church of Sant'Angelo in Foro Piscium your guide will talk about the terrible deportation of the Jews during the Second World War. From the Ghetto go to the Theater of Marcellus - an ancient Roman theater dedicated to the memory of Marcellus, grandson of the emperor Augustus in 13 BC.

Rome: Private Food Tour with Local Guide

9. Rome: Private Food Tour with Local Guide

Eat your way through Rome's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics classic buffalo mozzarella and gelato and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food. Visit Sisto Bridge, Piazza Trilussa, Farnese Palace, church S. Maria in Trastevere plus other remarkable spots in between food stops, and learn about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

Rome: Private Evening Walking Tour with Aperitivo and Gelato

10. Rome: Private Evening Walking Tour with Aperitivo and Gelato

We are a group of experienced licenced Japanese speaking guides and we want to provide travellers an opportunity to get a real touch of the Italian way of life and show the history and the beauty of the Eternal City by walking through its most enchanting neighbourhoods. Our tour will start in front of the iconic Spanish Steps in Piazza di Spagna (easily accessible by underground). After a walk through the bustling streets around the piazza, taste a gelato enjoying the view of Trevi Fountain, a must-see masterpiece of baroque art. Churches, palaces and ancient monuments will surround you while heading to the most perfectly preserved building of the Roman Empire, the Pantheon. In the alleys surrounding Campo di Fiori we will enter a shop of “pizza al taglio” where you can choose a slice of pizza or a typical supplì”, the favourite street food of the locals! Cross the river on the Ponte Sisto, a bridge dating back to the Renaissance period, and end your tour having an “aperitivo”. You can ask your guide all information you need to continue to enjoy the evening in the lively neighbourhood of Trastevere.

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What people are saying about Ponte Sisto

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 177 reviews

My daughters and I really enjoyed this tour (but then we are a weird little family who likes murder, mystery and ghost stories). Ben is 100% what makes this tour 5 stars - he’s a great story teller with a good sense of humour. Really interesting to hear history from a dark point of view. Not as scary as the write up makes it sound! If you like the darker side of history, definitely a must do!

Had a great time on this tour, the guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour both entertaining and informative. I got to see parts of Rome I never would have went to while learning about things that aren't in an average tour. Highly recommend!

We had an amazing time on Ben’s tour. Lots of great facts and information. He was a great tour guide, really kept it interesting. Would recommend!!!

Excellent guide Delilah. We all reslly enjoyed it, including our 16 year old daughter too.

A genuinely interesting and informative guide from a likeable host.