Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour
The secrets and charm of Rome’s two most iconic neighborhoods
- Marvel at the Great Synagogue of Rome, a testament to the city's rich Jewish history.
- Explore the Roman Ghetto, one of the oldest Jewish settlements in the world.
- Learn what the Portico of Octavia, built in the first century B.C., once served as an entrance to.
- Visit the lively Piazza Trilussa in Rome's colorful Trastevere district.
- Admire the stunning Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of the oldest churches in Rome.
- Walk the Ponte Sisto, a historic pedestrian bridge over the Tiber.
- See Tiber Island, a boat-shaped island on the Tiber River, and its 10th-century Basilica of St. Bartholomew.
What you'll do
Begin your journey at the Great Synagogue of Rome, also known as the Tempio Maggiore di Roma. This architectural marvel, established in 1904, is now home to the Jewish Museum of Rome. Your guide will share about the city’s rich Jewish heritage as you admire ...
Begin your journey at the Great Synagogue of Rome, also known as the Tempio Maggiore di Roma. This architectural marvel, established in 1904, is now home to the Jewish Museum of Rome. Your guide will share about the city’s rich Jewish heritage as you admire this beautiful building.
Your next stop is the Jewish Ghetto, one of the world’s oldest Jewish settlements. Take a stroll through the narrow alleys of this charming quarter, famous for its distinct culture and cuisine. Here, you’ll see the Portico of Octavia, an historical Roman structure symbolizing the blend of Roman and Jewish history.
Pass by the Ponte Sisto, a historic pedestrian bridge that offers enchanting views of the cityscape. The bridge’s distinctive silhouette, featuring a central oculus, provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable photo to cap off your tour.
Continue with your guide to the lively Piazza Trilussa in Rome’s bohemian Trastevere district. This vibrant square is famous for its monument dedicated to the Roman poet Trilussa. Just a stone’s throw away, the boat-shaped Tiber Island awaits, housing the tranquil Basilica of St. Bartholomew.
Your journey concludes with the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of the oldest churches in Rome. Known for its stunning golden mosaics and serene atmosphere, this ancient treasure is a testament to the city’s enduring Christian history.
Great Synagogue of Rome
A glimpse of the Tempio Maggiore di Roma, established in 1904
Portico of Octavia
Part of the Jewish Ghetto of Rome, once a thriving cultural hub in ancient Rome
A pedestrian bridge built in the 15th century to cross the Tiber River
A lively square where we’ll see the boat-shaped Tiber Island and its Basilica of St. Bartholomew nearby
Santa Maria in Trastevere Basilica
Passing by one of the oldest churches in Rome, known for its golden mosaics and tranquil atmosphere
Plan your trip
This tour is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.
Tour ending point
This tour ends at the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere.
We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.
Please meet us at the following address in front of Turtle Fountain: Piazza Mattei, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Your guide will be holding an orange sign with ExperienceFirst written on it. For easier navigation, you can paste this address into Google Maps: Turtle Fountain, Piazza Mattei, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy
How much walking is there?
This tour covers 1 mile at a leisurely pace. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.
What is the rescheduling policy?
We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund or the option to reschedule up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.
When should I get there?
Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.
What should I bring?
Rome can get quite hot, especially during the summer, so we recommend bringing water and sun protection, such as sunscreen, a hat, or an umbrella.
What if it rains?
Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.
Are gratuities included?
Tips aren’t included but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.