Private tour of Rome, Jewish Ghetto, Trastevere
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Roma, Lazio
- Product code: Privat- tour-Rome-Ghetto-Synagogue-pickup
Private tour Medieval Rome, an in depth visit in the heart of Rome to discover the features of a timeless town. Tiber River, Jewish Ghetto, Synagogue, Tiber Island, Trastevere. Explore with a passionate guide the major attractions of the Eternal town, and see the back streets of Rome.
Private Walking tour of the Jewish Ghetto of Rome
Visit the Synagogue and the Museum (on request, not available on Saturadys)
Walking tour of the medieval district of Trastevere
Tour conducted by an experienced informative guide specialized
Lenght: 3 hours
Available: everyday throughout the year
Meeting and departure time
Departure time: at 9.30am
Pick up from the hotel in Rome (aprox 9.00am), meet the driver at the hotel
Meeting place: meet the guide at departure point of the tour, in Venice Square or at your hotel
In order to meet the guide at your hotel or place of your preference, please send an e-mail
Available in the following languages: English
Other languages available upon request: Italian - Spanish - French - Russian-Chinese - Japanese
Stops: Church "Il Gesù" - Piazza Mattei - Ghetto - Portico d'Ottavia - Tiber Island - Trastevere - Santa Cecilia - S. Maria in Trastevere – Visit of the Synagogue is on request, not available on Saturadys
Pick up from the hotel
Private English speaking professional guide
Custom designed itinerary
No queue to the Museums
Price does not include
Entrance fees to the Synagogue (on request, we will take care of reservation and you will pay entrance directly to the guide, not available on Saturadys)
Meet the driver at the hotel and transfer to departure point of the tour where you will meet the guide. From Piazza Venezia, true beating heart of the town, we go towards the nearby Piazza del Gesù, historical head-quarter of the Jesuits; visit of the church "Il Gesù", prototype of the main Jesuit churches in the world. Overpassing Via Celsa we reach Via delle Botteghe Oscure, that takes its name from the shops which were inside the ruins of Balbo's theatre in the Middle Ages. We cross Via Caetani, sadly noted because here in 1978 it was found the corpse of the statesman Aldo Moro abducted by the Brigate Rosse. We enter the Mattei di Giove Palace, built by order of the Mattei family. In the following stop, at Piazza Mattei you have the chance to have a sip of limpid water from the Turtles Fountain, one of the most beautiful fountains of Rome, designed by Giacomo della Porta, great fountain-maker of the papal Rome; the turtles were added by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Crossing the narrow streets leading to the ancient Jewish Ghetto we will appreciate the charm of a town quite foreign to the bustle of a capital city. Pope Paul IV had the area enclosed within a wall, considering inconvenient for the Christian to live in such a close contact with the Jews, thus creating the Roman Ghetto. Via della Reginella is the only spot of the Ghetto perfectly preserved. The visit of the Ghetto continues towards the Portico of Octavia, site of the fish market. Of great interest is the Theatre of Marcellus, one of the biggest and best preserved theatres of Ancient Rome, the church of St Angelo in Pescheria and the Synagogue, built in 1907.
The guide then will take you to one of the most enchanting places of Rome, the Tiber Island, whose origins are linked to the very origins of the town. Crossing the bridges of the island we reach the medieval district of Trastevere, where we will see the ruins of the most ancient synagogue of Europe. We proceed to Sta Cecilia one of the most beautiful basilicas in Trastevere with the delicate statue of St. Cecilia by Maderno. We finish our tour reaching the enchanting square of St. Maria in Trastevere where you will admire another finest example of Mosaic art in Rome.
- We would reccomend that you wear comfortable clothes, and we remind you that entrance into churches and Vatican Museums requires appropriate attire (no shorts, miniskirts or uncovered shoulders)
Confirmation of reservation:
On your voucher you will find local telephone numbers and also a mobile phone number where you can contact us in case of urgent need beyond office hours.
Confirmation page with all services reserved will be visualized and you will receive a first e-mail followed by a second one with voucher of reservation and all necessary information (times, contact numbers, type of service etc).
You will have to print the voucher and show it on the day of your tour.
Tours are confirmed at time of booking
If confirmation or otherwise is not received within 24 hours, please contact our main office in Rome calling +39 06 47825706 o +39 06 47882485 or sending an e-mail for further assistance. Our staff in Rome is at your disposal. Our office is open from Monday to Friday, from 9,30am to 6,30pm. Beyond office hours our mobile phone number 0039.3486540845 is available and you can contact us in case of urgent need