Jewish district, the old Ghetto and Trastevere


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Activity Level



City, Local Experience, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

Ancient and medieval Rome

The Rome Jewish Community is the oldest in the western world: it dates back to the 2nd century B. C. . At the foot of the Capitol hill was created the Ghetto, where between 1555 and 1870 Jewish people were forced to live. Shortly after Rome became the Capital of Italy, the old ghetto was dismantled and the Jewish people were granted citizenship. Between 1901 and 1904 a monumental temple, the Great Synagogue, was built to celebrate the event, and it is still the main Jewish temple in Rome. The district is a landmark for the Jewish people with shops and kosher restaurants. We cross the Fabricio bridge (62 B. C. ), the oldest bridge left in Rome, and we reach the Tiber island and Trastevere. The district developed on the right bank of the river as area for merchants, sailors, fishermen and foreigners; Trastevere looks like a maze of narrow, winding streets and it maintains its old character with its cobbled streets lined by ancient houses.


Piazza Mattei
Via della Reginella
Portico d'Ottavia
Synagogue (out)
Ponte Rotto
Ponte Fabricio
Tiber Island
Ponte Cestio
Piazza in Piscinula
Santa Cecilia
Santa Maria in Trastevere

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Otherwise Bookshop, Via del Governo Vecchio, 80

End location: Piazza Trilussa

Duration: 3 hours


Walking Tour
I would advise you to wear a comfy shoes

What’s Included

Other: - My services as your private local guide: 3-hours

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2 EUR - Comment: Headphones necessary for more than 8 persons (2 EUR/person)

What’s Extra

Other: - Meals/Beverages
- Taxi from/to your hotel

We can arrange transportation for you:
1) from/to the airport
2) from/to the port
3) inside the city
4) outside the city

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A Recent Review of this tour

Having been to Rome before, we had seen the major "tourist" sites. Alessandra put together a great tour for us walking through the Jewish district and old Ghetto, Trastevere, the main Synagogue and the attached Jewish Museum, and Piazza Navona. We also had a lovely pizza lunch. The Synagogue and Museum were outstanding. Alessandra did a great job providing background on all we saw. She also arranged transportation back and forth between the port in Civetavecchia and Rome. She is highly recommended.
Norman Klein

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