Rome Trastevere Walking Tour

Quick Details

Duration: 3 hours

This tour runs every day except Saturday

  • Morning tour leaves at 09:30
  • Afternoon tour leaves at 14:00

Meeting Point

  • 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.

Rome’s Jewish Ghetto & Trastevere Walking Tour

Rome’s Jewish Ghetto; or Roman Ghetto, was established in 1555 by Pope Paul IV for the 5,000 Jews that lived in Rome at the time. The former walled quarter sits close to the river Tiber, and today is one of the most fascinating quarters of the city. Our 3 hour Rome Trastevere walking tour starts in this quarter, before taking you over the Tiber to the historic Trastevere neighborhood.

Trastevere is a picturesque neighborhood that dates back to medieval times.

It is a charming area that is filled with narrow winding streets, alleyways and pedestrian squares. These two areas are often overlooked by tourists, but we offer intimate walking tours of these magnificent neighborhoods, taking you to their top landmarks.

Walking around these neighborhoods is the best way to see all of the monuments and landmarks, as well as get a great feeling for this Bohemian area of Rome.

Rome Trastevere walking tour starts in the Jewish Ghetto, where you will learn about the Jewish history and presence in Rome, which is still very much visible today.

Our experienced guide will take you to Jewish-owned businesses, kosher restaurants and, when possible, even take you to the Synagogue of Rome. The Porticus Octaviae is one of the most recognized landmarks in the ghetto, which sits in the middle of Piazza Mattei.

Your guide will then take you across the river Tiber to Trastevere, which was once home to the wealthy Etruscans. Here, you will visit some of Rome’s most important churches, including Santa Cecilia, the Basilica of Santa Maria and San Francesco a Ripa.

Santa Cecilia is built right on the site where the Patron saint had her house, while the Basilica of Santa Maria is one of the world’s oldest Christian sites. San Francesco a Ripa is home to a wonderful Bernini statue; Beata Ludovica Albertoni.

On this 3 hour Rome Trastevere walking tour you will also see the Ponte Rotto, which is the oldest stone bridge in all of Rome. Today, only a single arch remains of the 2nd-century bridge, though it used to run across the Tiber, connecting Trastevere to the Forum Boarium. To make our tour of Rome’s Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere neighborhoods that much more specialized, we include homemade Gelato and wine tasting!

This tour with Walks In Europe is an intimate tour that takes a maximum of only eight people. We also offer private tours, where we will pick you up right at your hotel! 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, as our guide will point out some of the magnificent cozy restaurants and bars in these neighborhoods while on this walking tour.

  • Chevron down Highlights
    • Rome’s Jewish Ghetto
    • Trastevere
    • Synagogue and its museum (whenever possible)
    • 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
  • Chevron down Included
    • Scholarly and local Walks in Europe tour guide
    • Small groups of 8 or private tours
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    • Transport back to hotel
    • Lunch