The real heart of Rome
This is an off the beaten path tour, which is perfect to get to know the heart of the Eternal City.
Trastevere is the oldest neighbourhood of Rome and the Jewish Ghetto is not only old but so important from a historical and architectural point of you.
The walking tour will start from Ponte Sisto, we will walk through the neighbourhood of Trastevere, stopping by the most famous churches and then we will cross the river and go to the Jewish Ghetto, admiring the oldest bridge of Rome, Ponte Rotto, so wonderfully pictured in many old paintings of Rome in 1800.
We will explore the Jewish Ghetto and the Synagogue of Rome with the Jewish Museum.
We will start the walking tour from Ponte Sisto, we will walk through Trastevere neighbourhood and stop at the Church of St Mary in Trastevere. We will them keep walking to the church of San Crisogno and visit the catacombs there. After that, we will visit St. Cecilia Church to admire mosaics of Pietro Cavallini and the first marvellous baroque sculpture in the church by Modern.
We will cross the bridge, stop to admire the oldest bridge of Rome, Ponte Rotto, the Tiberina Island and then we will arrive at the Jewish ghetto on the other side of the Tiber river.
We will walk on the ruins of Portico d'Ottavia, through the narrow streets of the neighbourhood, until Piazza Mattei and one the most famous fountains of Rome, the Turtle Fountain (partially made by Bernini).
We will end the tour at Portico d'Ottavia where you will have the option to visit the Synagogue and the Jewish Museums.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Suggested by Guide: We will meet at Ponte Sisto, on the bridge, in the central point on top of the bridge. If you want me to arrange a pick up at your hotel I will more than glad to do so.
End Point Options: Hotel
Duration: 3 hours
It is a walking tour which runs every day. On Saturdays the Synagogue and the Jewish Museum is closed
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 euro - Snacks, drinks, personal shopping.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Monica was an incredibly informative and enthusiastic guide, and I learned an enormous amount from her. She has a wealth of information about the long and complex history of Rome, and was able to communicate her knowledge clearly. Her English is totally fluent. In addition to providing me with an excellent individual tour, Monica sent me some photos and a detailed itinerary of what we had seen and done once the tour was completed. I highly recommend Monica as a tour guide.