Private Trastevere & Jewish Ghetto Tour of Rome
LivTours Private Trastevere & Jewish Ghetto Tour of Rome allows you to see and learn about a hidden Roman gem. Soak up the beauty as you explore two of the most beautiful and historically rich neighborhoods in Rome with your private guide. This is a truly unique experience in Rome.
Your private expert guide will share with you the fascinating stories weaving together modern history with the stories from the past of these inhabitants of Rome. Many travelers associate Christianity with Rome, but through this tour, you will learn about ancient Pagan religions and Judaic influences on the Eternal City. You will get to see the historic “Jewish Ghetto”, a Jewish neighborhood in Rome right in the center of the city, as well as the nearby neighborhood of Trastevere. Admire the Isola Tiberina – the island in the Tiber River!
- Discover 2 beautiful neighborhoods & learn their hisotry with your private guide
- Enjoy a fascinating walk through history and religion on this private tour
- Learn about the long and trying history of the Jewish community in Rome
- Stroll through quaint cobble stoned streets and see the Teatro Marcello
- Marvel at the golden mosaics covering the interior of the Santa Maria Basilica
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Your LivTours Private Trastevere & Jewish Ghetto Tour of Rome starts in Piazza Trilussa at the fountain of Ponte Sisto, in Trastevere (Tras-across, Tevere-Tiber). Let yourself get lost in the maze of enchanting, narrow cobblestone streets. From the Roman Republic up until the end of the Middle Ages, Trastevere was the center of the Jewish community. Your private tour guide will fascinate you with stories about this history-filled part of the city. Enjoy the quiet peacefulness of this neighborhood during the daytime, perhaps you will come back in the evening when the squares are vibrant and full of life, filled with both locals and tourists. Your guide will lead you to one of Rome’s most ancient churches, the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, where you can admire its beautiful golden mosaics and ancient Roman funerary artifacts.
As you leave this romantic neighborhood behind, you will cross the River Tiber by way of an island, the Isola Tiberina. This important island holds the secrets of Rome’s great success, now home to one of the oldest hospitals in Rome. On the other side of the river is the Jewish Ghetto, but your guide will take a slight detour to show you the impressive remains of a huge ancient theater, Teatro Marcello.
Once you reach the Jewish Ghetto, your private local guide will show you the stunning architecture, charming squares, and the narrow cobblestone alleyways this amazing ancient neighborhood offers. Today the area is a hidden treasure, but not long ago, it was an enclosed community that lived in overcrowded and putrid conditions. Your guide will take you by the Great Synagogue of Rome – admire its beautiful façade as your guide shares with you its history. The Synagogue is available to be explored after the tour if you would like to continue your visit inside.
Complete the tour with a delicious cup of espresso or gelato as you savor the moment.
- Ponte Sisto
- Basilica St Mary of Trastevere
- Tiber Island
- Jewish Ghetto
- Porta Otavia
- Theatre of Marcellus
- The turtle fountain
- Offered in: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Please specify under “Additional notes” if you wish to book the tour in a language other than English.
- Places of worship have strict dress code requirements for entry. All participants are required to have shoulders and knees covered (no tank tops or short dresses) to enter.
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Intriguing history of the Jews in Rome
"We were intrigued with the history of the Jewish community in Rome, which we learned about on our LivItaly tour with Rachel. As she told us, it is one of the most important Jewish communities in all of Europe -- here, just around the corner from the seat of the Catholic church. The juxtaposition of this, together with the reciprocal respect, garnered over thousands of years, we found to be fascinating. We're so glad we decided to add this experience while we were in Rome and we strongly recommend it to all!"
Leah and Sam - USA
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