Let an expert guide take you on a walk through Rome's Jewish Ghetto and the Trastevere neighborhood. In addition to seeing landmarks and major monuments you will explore out-of-the-way parts of these sectors to get a real view of life here.
What to Expect
On this 3-hour walk a historian/guide will show you 2 of Rome’s neighborhoods that have traditionally been home to cultures outside the mainstream: the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere.
As you explore the Jewish Ghetto you’ll hear about the history of Rome’s Jewish community, which is the oldest in Europe. When possible you will visit the synagogue and its museum, and such notable sites as Portico d'Ottavia, Piazza Mattei, and the kosher restaurants and businesses that give the neighborhood its character today.
Afterwards, make the crossing to Tiber Island, which is considered by some to be the site of the first activity in Rome. Your guide will tell you about the Tiber River and show you some of the noteworthy monuments in the vicinity. You’ll see the remains of the Ponte Rotto and the travertine “prow of Aeneas's ship” that is embedded in the island.
Then cross into Trastevere, one of Rome’s most characteristic neighborhoods. You'll see some of the important churches, including Santa Cecilia, built upon the ruins of an ancient Roman house, and Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of the oldest Christian sites in the world.
- Expert guide, Santa Maria in Trastevere
What's Not Included
- Ticket to synagogue
- Gratuities (optional)
Know Before You Go
The tour is conducted in small groups of a maximum of 6 participants to ensure that you have the best possible experience!
The minimum age for this tour is 12 years.
Context walks can be canceled up to 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with a refund of 85 percent. Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded. Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our docent, please call the local supplier so that they can relay the message to the docent. No-shows are treated as last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable.