Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto walking tour
- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
|Tour Type||Walking tour with private guide|
|Meeting point:||at the hotel|
|Meeting time:||at your choice|
Enjoy a hidden side of Rome with this private tour off the beaten path that will make you discover Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto, the most ancient districts of the city.
Admire the Teatro Marcello, the open-air theatre built in the early 1st century and still well preserved, boundary line to the Jewish Ghetto that was founded by Pope Paolo IV in 1555. Your private guide will introduce you to the history of Portico d’Ottavia and the other characteristic buildings and monuments of the area, including the exquisite Turtle Fountain and the romantic tale behind it!
You will arrive to the Great Synagogue, the heart of the cult that hosts the Jewish museum with religious and historic artefacts showing the past history. Crossing the bridge you will walk on the Tiber island, the only island in the river in Rome, arriving straight to Trastevere. You will immediately feel the characteristic atmosphere of the working-class district that nowadays attracts natives and tourists thanks to the many pubs and restaurants.
After walking through the narrow streets lined by medieval houses you will reach the big square of Santa Maria in Trastevere, finally from the Ponte Sisto bridge you will enjoy one of the most spectacular views of Rome from the Tiber river.
Main sites visited
- Old Jewish Ghetto
- Jewish Synagogue (from outside)
- Teatro Marcello
- Turtle Fountain
- Santa Maria in Trastevere church
- Trastevere district
- Private official guide
- No admission tickets required
- Transports are not included in the price
- Shorts, tank tops and sleeveless garments are not allowed in churches, therefore in summer you can carry a sweater or other item of clothing to wrap around your bare shoulders before entering a church or other holy sites
- For this walking tour we suggest to wear comfortable shoes.