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Rome: Trastevere Jewish Quarter Private Walking Tour

Rome: Trastevere Jewish Quarter Private Walking Tour

From US$ 164.78 per person

Explore the Jewish Quarter of Rome on a private 3-hour walking tour of the Trastevere and Campo di’ Fiori, and learn about some of the most influential men and women of Jewish life in the “Eternal City.” Go to the Great Synagogue of Rome, and more.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French
Wheelchair accessible
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Jewish life in Rome through the ages
  • Explore the picturesque streets of the Trastevere
  • Walk by the Palazzo Farnese and Theater of Pompeii
  • Go to the Great Synagogue of Rome
  • Discover the remains of the temples of the Portico d'Ottavia
  • Visit the open air market of the Campo de’ Fiori
  • Learn about the ancient activities of the Largo di Torre Argentina
Full description
Learn about Jewish life in Rome on a private walking tour that uncovers a more hidden side to the “Eternal City,” and explore the area the Romans referred to as the Jewish Ghetto. Focused on the picturesque Trastevere and Isola Tiberina, the tour also takes in the medieval Campo de' Fiori, one of the oldest markets in the world. Meet at the archaeological site of the Largo di Torre Argentina, site of an enormous religious center of the Roman Empire, where Julius Caesar was stabbed to death, and Pompey's theater was located. Your guide will bring to life Caesar’s theatrical death, before taking you down the medieval alleways that lead to the open air market of the Campo de’ Fiori. Marvel at the beauty of the Renaissance Palazzo Farnese. Then, cross the River Tiber to Trastevere, and get lost in a maze of narrow, cobblestone streets. From the Roman Republic to the end of the Middle Ages, Trastevere was the center of the Jewish community in Rome. Your guide will tell fascinating stories about a peaceful neighborhood that becomes the center of Roman nightlife in the evening. See some of Rome’s oldest churches, including the Basilica di Santa Maria with its golden mosaics. Cross the Tiber again to Isola Tiberina, and learn some of the secrets of Rome's origins. Take a short detour to the open-air theater of the Teatro Marcello, and see what remains of the walls of the ancient temples of the Portico d'Ottavia. Once in the Jewish Ghetto, your guide will show you the modest squares and small alleyways that define the area. A hidden treasure today, it was once home to a walled community that lived under unjust conditions in tremendous poverty. See the Great Synagogue of Rome at the heart of the Ghetto. Although the tour only visits the Synagogue from the outside, it’s easily accessible if you wish to go inside after your tour. End in time for lunch in an area of exceptional restaurants. Your guide will be happy to provide recommendations of venues that serve superb Roman-Jewish kosher food before departing.
Includes
  • Private guide
  • Entrance tickets to attractions (please note that no paid for attraction is scheduled for the tour)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meet your guide at the entrance to the Teatro Argentina, Largo di Torre Argentina, 52 Rome. Your guide will be holding a LivItaly sign.

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  • The tour is available in English, French, and Spanish. Please specify the language you require on booking if you want a tour in any other language than English
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The guide, Jade was very nice, smiling and attentive. We were able to visit two districts of Rome: 1 / La Trastevere 2 / The Jewish Ghetto By booking, between the name of the visit and the photo, I was perhaps wrongly expecting a little more historical accounts and more visits vestiges of the Jewish presence in the city over the centuries. We had too few stories and anecdotes. Also, although this information was given to us once in front of the great synagogue, not being able to enter it except with another guide was heartbreaking. Perhaps it would be necessary to include, for an additional price, the visit of this monument in the activity. What is certain is that the building is truly magnificent from the outside. As it stands, the price paid for four is still a bit high compared to what we have seen.

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June 7, 2021

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