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Jewish Ghetto & Trastevere Tour

A fascinating Insight into the Real Rome

The Jewish Ghetto, Tiber Island and Trastevere are often overlooked by visitors, as they don't know they exist! These three neighborhoods have the most beautiful streets with a unique, real Roman feel. Just like the rest of the City, they are full of treasures.


Duration
: 3 hours
Private from : €240 per group


Tour Itinerary

The Jewish Ghetto, Portico D' Octavia, Theater of Marcello, Ponte Fabrico, Tiber Island, Trastevere, Santa Maria in Trastevere, *San Cristogono Church (*when open to the public)


Tour Duration :3 hours
Price Breakdown :Price per group
1 - 5 People :€240
6 - 8 People :€300
9 - 12 People :€360
Entrance fee :€2 per person (Price above does not include entrance fee)
Meeting Times :10:00am, 3:00pm
Meeting Point :Central Location in Rome. Full details in confirmation email.

Multiple tour discount :Book this private tour with any other private tour and get €20 off this Private Tour! Discounts applied upon checkout. 

Feel free to contact us with questions or to help you create an itinerary.
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Tour Description

Escape the traffic and crowds by exploring the back streets which lead us to hidden piazzas, small churches, rustic fountains and much much more. This private tour covers periods from Ancient, Medieval, Renaissances, right up to Baroque providing a great overview on how the city came to be how it is today.

Beginning in the Jewish Ghetto our guide will show you the Portico d' Octavia and the Theater of Marcello while revealing a Jewish Roman culture which has existed for thousands of years. Passing the outside of the great Synagogue of Rome we walk over bridge 'Ponte Fabrico', your stomach may turn knowing that this bridge was built in the 1st BC and is still in use today. On the Roman boat shaped island (Isola Tiberina) we learn about the island's history, legends and why one of medicines most famous of symbols come from this island. Crossing into Trastevere [tras-TEH-ve-ray] we continue down narrow picturesque cobbled stone streets and begin to see the colorful Rome that you picture in your mind.

Around 2700 years ago, the area of Trastevere was mainly inhabited by 'hostile' Etruscans (as opposed to the well mannered friendly Romans on the opposite bank of the river). It is truly amazing, but still today you can see a very distinguished difference in appearance, mannerisms and speech in these locals, and this is where the real Rome comes to life!

On this private tour we will also visit the Church of San Cristogono which is often overlooked by visitors. This present day structure itself is quite wonderful but there is much more to be discovered than meets the eye. The magic of the church lays beneath present day street level where we find art and artifacts dating back to the earliest days of Christianity in Rome.

We then make our way to the Church of 'Santa Maria in Trastevere'. Once the most important church it Rome, its magnificent interior contains some of the finest mosaics in the city to conclude the tour just in time for lunch.Most guests prefer to stay in the area of Trastevere after the tour as there are plenty of great local places to sit, eat and people watch. However, you are only minutes away from the Gianicolo Hill which offers magnificent views of both the Vatican City and the City of Rome.

More Info... 
  • Entrance Fee : €2 per person *Please note, entrance fees are separate from the tour cost and payable on the day of the tour.

  • Meeting Time : We suggest a meeting time 10:00am or 3:00pm. If you would like to tour at another hour please specify in the special requests section when booking.

  • Meeting Point : Piazza Venezia - The Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II, the fountain on the Right (West) side when facing the monument. Look for your guide holding a Green Folder.
    Full details with images and a map will be provided in the confirmation email upon booking.

  • Dress Code : Comfortable walking shoes

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