Cobblestone alleys and charming plazas
Discover the streets and charming plazas of untouched neighborhoods of Rome where you can still breathe the atmosphere of past centuries.
We meet at Campo de' Fiori, the plaza of the market of flowers and vegetables, and we'll walk around charming alleys to admire corners of a no longer preserved Rome, the city of craftsmen and artisans.
We visit the area of the former Ghetto, now a lovely district, where you'll discover the story of the oldest Jewish community of Europe.
We can have a stop in one of the last kiosk serving grattachecca (snow-cone), admiring the Roman bridges at the Tiber Island . Then we'll explore the labyrinth of Trastevere, probably the only area of Rome untouched by Baroque renovations or Fascist demolitions.
Be ready to admire stunning mosaics at the Basilica of St. Cecilia and Santa Maria in Trastevere.
We'll finish just in time for your lunch in one of the local trattorias (family-run restaurant). Trastevere is the place to go for a genuine meal (even for the Romans!).
Campo de' Fiori,
old district Trastevere
Basilica of Santa Cecilia
basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere
alleys of Trastevere
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At Campo de Fiori, 22 in front of the Bakery (FORNO). On request I can meet you at the hotel and we take a taxi together
End location: we'll finish at Piazza Trilussa, in the heart of the Trastevere district. If you prefer, I can show you the nearest taxi station.
Duration: 3 hours
-This is a walking tour. Timing is very flexible, may change depending from your pace, level of interest and additional sites visited. Basilicas may be closed for a religious event
-This tour is totally outdoor. Tour is provided even in case of light rain since we can use umbrellas and raincoats. In case of a thunderstorm we can choose together to change the itinerary or the date of the tour
a walking tour with a licensed tourist guide of Rome
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 Euro - coffee, gelato or a grattachecca (snow-cone)
taxi from/to your hotel
Please write me to have a custom tour if you're more than 6 guests. There are extra costs and a different timing due to the compulsory rent of an headset system. (MAX 12 pax)
I'm not a driver. I provide WALKING tours, with a special focus on Art and Archaeology. If needed, we can take cabs or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Our family of 6 (kids age 9 to 15) thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Marisa. The pace was perfect and she had so much knowledge to share. I would sign up for another tour with her in a heartbeat. I only wish we had the time!