Jewish Ghetto, Tiberina Island & Trastevere Walking Tour
After the classic and tourist itineraries, take a break from the crowds, escape the traffic, and explore the backstreets of the historic center that most tourists do not even know exists. The itinerary starts with the characteristic area of Jewish Ghetto. The main sign of the ghetto is without a doubt the monumental building of the Synagogue built in 1904. Behind the Synagogue runs Via del Portico d’Ottavia. Inside part of the monument stands the church of St. Angelo in Pescheria. After the visit to the Jewish Ghetto, we will walk on the Ponte Fabricio and we arrive shortly at Tiberina Island. After this interesting stop we will cross another bridge, the Cestio bridge, heading into one of the most famous and ancient parts of Rome, Trastevere. Walking in Vicolo dell’Atleta we can see a pretty 13th century construction, with a loggia and small pointed arches on stone corbel sand with an inscription in Hebrew on the central column. It is considered the only surviving ancient Jewish synagogue in the quarter from the Middle Age. Going back to Via dei Genovesi we arrive in Piazza Sonnino, which has one of the most well known medieval constructions, the Torre degli Anguillara, better known as the “House of Dante”. For a perfect end of this itinerary we will walk all the way down Via della Lungaretta where we’ll arrive at the square where we find the Basilica of St. Maria in Trastevere, one of Rome’s medieval gems. We will go inside the church and admire its apse containing the famous mosaics with the Coronation of the Virgin and the Stories of the Virgin. The walking tour ends here, in the very centre of Trastevere. After the tour you can continue a fun and relaxing walk in the district and then stop at any of the many restaurants or pizzerias to have a typical meal.
IMPORTANT: Headsets included in the price. Entrance into churches requires a strict dress code. We cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress. Comfortable shoes are recommended. Pick-up from hotel is not included in the price, we can provide pick-up service from central located hotels with a supplement.
- Rate Per Person: $68
- no hotel pick up
- Frequency: 3:30 pm, Every Tue.Thurs,& Sun.
- High season only 01 April – 31 October
- Duration: 3 Hrs
- Language: English
Rates CAD ($) indicative of price and subject to change.