Walk the streets of Rome without going to any museums, churches, or galleries! Enjoy local life, street artists, grab Italian street food, take photos, and discover Rome to the fullest!
Duration: 3 hours
This tour runs every day except Saturday
- Morning tour leaves at 09:30
- Afternoon tour leaves at 14:00
- We meet at Piazza Trilussa. You will see steps at the Piazza and there’s newspaper stand just next to these steps.
Your guide will be at the newspaper stand. This Piazza is on the Trastevere side of Ponte Sisto. Here’s the address:
Rome’s Jewish Ghetto & Trastevere Walking Tour
Rome’s Jewish Ghetto was established in 1555 by Pope Paul IV for the 5,000 Jews that lived in Rome at the time. The formerly walled quarter sits close to the river Tiber, and today is one of the most fascinating neighborhoods of the city.
Our 3 hour Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto walking tour starts in Trastevere. Already a Regio under emperor Augustus (Trans – Tiberim, literally across the Tiber), Trastevere has retained its medieval winding streets and narrow alleyways which, together with its piazzas, give the area a picturesque charm.
We will visit some of Rome’s most important churches such as the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere (one of the most ancient Christian sites of the city), San Francesco a Ripa (with Bernini’s Beata Ludovica Albertoni) and Santa Cecilia (built right on the site where the Patron saint had her house).
We will then cross the river, on to the Tiber island. From here we will enjoy the best view of the so-called Ponte Rotto (the most ancient stone bridge in Rome). Leaving the island behind, we will enter what was once the Jewish Ghetto. Here we will learn about the history of Roman Jews and how their presence influenced the culture of Rome, and shaped this area of the city.
Our experienced guide will point out Jewish-owned businesses, kosher restaurants, and traditional shops and cafes in both areas.
This tour with Walks in Europe is an intimate visit that takes a maximum of only eight people. Rome Trastevere walking tour can be enjoyed in the morning or the afternoon, ending right on time for lunch or supper.
You can enjoy these meals right in these areas, do ask your guide for recommendations and what and where to eat.
- Rome’s Jewish Ghetto
- Portico d’Ottavia
- Piazza Mattei
- Kosher restaurants
- Jewish-owned businesses
- Walk over the Tiber
- Ponte Rotto
- Santa Cecilia
- Santa Maria in Trastevere
- S. Francesco a Ripa
- Scholarly and local Walks in Europe tour guide
- Small groups of 8 or private tours
- Walking tour
- Transport back to hotel
- Synagogue visit is not included however your guide will end the tour at the synagogue so that you can do it on your own.