Guided Tour of the Jewish Ghetto, Tiberina Island and Trastevere
Marcello Theater, Portico d’Ottavia, Fountain of the Turtles, Synagogue, Tiberina Island, Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere
Discover with me the Jewish Ghetto of Rome and Trastevere, two of the most characteristic neighbourhoods of Rome, rich in history and legends, and discover with me the magic of the Tiberina Island, located between the two banks of the Tiber.
Morning or afternoons within Rome city limits, max 3 hrs
100 euros one single participant (2h)
130 euros couple / family with children (3h)
150 euros groups max 25 participants (3h) + 5 euro / pax after the 25th participant
Conventions and discounts for schools
Tour frequency and duration
Available every day
Tour duration: 3 hrs (short tour) or 6 hrs (full tour)
Optional tour start time: 09am – 2pm – 6pm (evening tour, seasonal, pending tickets availabilities)
Meeting Point: entrance of Marcello Theather
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
Bring a bottle of water about 1.5 liters per person
Bring a hat and sunscreen (during the summer season)
It is possible to buy food on site for the lunch break
Fountain of the Turtles
Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere
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More details about the guided tour
If you are attracted by the villages or characteristic neighbourhoods of a city far from the chaos and the usual metropolitan routines, you cannot miss the Tour of the Jewish Ghetto, Tiberina Island and Trastevere.
Starting from the Theater of Marcellus we will discover the evolution of this part of Rome from a place dedicated to various businesses due to its proximity to the Tiber River, to becoming the Jewish neighbourhood: the Jewish Ghetto, the second oldest ghetto in Italy after the one in Venice.
Here we will talk about the life and history of the Jewish population in Rome, and all the limitations imposed by Pope Paul IV Carafa in the year 1555, passing by the monuments that characterize this area of Rome, such as Portico d’Ottavia, the Fountain of the Turtles and the Synagogue.
From the Jewish Ghetto we will move to the Tiber, indeed right in the middle of the river, passing over to Tiberina Island, a small island in the middle of the Tiber River where once stood the Temple of Aesculapius, a divinity connected to medicine. From the suggestive Tiberina Island we will move towards Trastevere, one of the very few districts of Rome that has not undergone urban planning reforms over the centuries and which is still characterized by small lanes and colors that take us back to a distant time.
Finally, we will be able to admire the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere with its splendid mosaics, and stroll through the small alleys that still transmit the true soul of the people of Rome today.
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