Jewish Ghetto, Tiberina Island & Trastevere District Elite Walking Tour
Sightseeing Tour of Rome (Approximately 3hrs)

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ITINERARY

In this tour you will discover a different Rome. After the classic and tourist itineraries, take a break from the crowds, escape the traffic, and explore the back streets of the historic center that most tourists do not even know exists. The whole walking tour runs close to the River Tiber that has always been a characteristic of the Roman landscape. During the itinerary you will literally cross between centuries and you will discover treasures from the Middle Ages and Renaissance as well. The itinerary starts with the characteristic area of Jewish Ghetto. Founded in 1555, it is one of the ancient Ghettos throughout Italy and Europe. In ancient times it was completely surrounded by a wall and housed approx. 9.000 inhabitants. 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 which owes its name to the ruins of the ancient portico built on1st century B.C. Inside part of the monument stands the church of St. Angelo in Pescheria, so called in reference to the important fish market held here from the Middle Ages up to the end of 19th century. After the visit to the Jewish Ghetto, we will walk on the Ponte Fabricio and we arrive shortly at Tiberina Island. We will have a fun walk along this very characteristic island which is mainly occupied by the hospital Fatebenefratelli from the 16th century. But the island itself offers an amazing walk even without specific monuments. The typical houses, courtyards and streets are reminiscent of its medieval origin and will surely enchant you. After this interesting stop we will proceed into one of the most famous and ancient parts of Rome, Trastevere. This area needs no introduction, it is famous for its restaurants and pubs and for the magic atmosphere, especially in the evening. The Medieval origin is undoubtedly evident everywhere but few people know that it is so rich in art, so a perfect mix awaits you for the last part of itinerary. We will officially “enter” Trastevere through Piazza in Piscinula and Via Arco dei Tolomei, which takes its name from the medieval arch which can still be seen. 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 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. ** Entrance into churches requires a strict dress code. We cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress. Comfortable shoes are recommended. ** Approximately 3 hrs.
** Tour starts at 03.30 p.m. in Largo di Torre Argentina, 11 (in front of “Feltrinelli” Book Shop) **

IMPORTANT: Headsets included in the price with minimum 4 participants. 

Departures and Prices 2016

Starting Tue, Thu & Sun at 3:30pm

April 1 - October 31, 2016

Per Person

$ 53.00

 

                                                                                                   

                                                                                          
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