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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Trastevere and Rome's Jewish Ghetto Half-Day Walking Tour

Escape Rome's crowds to explore parts of the historic center that most tourists don't get to visit. You'll enjoy a leisurely stroll through the fascinating Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere area, Rome's more traditional districts, accompanied by your knowledgeable guide.


  • Three-hour afternoon walking tour of Trastevere and Rome's Jewish Ghetto
  • Walking tour of Rome's fascinating little-visited areas
  • Interior visit of Santa Maria in Trastevere church (subject to church schedule)
  • Jewish Ghetto synagogue (exterior visit)
  • Entertaining and informative tours led by exceptionally knowledgeable guides

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What You Can Expect

Trastevere and Rome's Jewish Ghetto Half-Day Walking Tour

Santa Maria, Trastevere

Your guided tour of Rome's little-known jewels Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto starts at Largo Argentina and the Senate House, where Julius Caesar was murdered. Your tour concludes three hours later at lovely Campo de'Fiori, the site of executions during the Inquisition and today one of Rome's liveliest piazzas.

On this entertaining and enlightening walking tour you will get a chance to see parts of the ancient city hidden below the modern street level. Rome certainly wasn't built in a day, so you'll see other periods in between, from Medieval to Renaissance and Baroque.

Your Rome-ophile guide will share their enthusiasm for these hidden parts of the city, entertaining you with the legends and secrets of Rome's most authentic neighborhoods and their caf├ęs, synagogues and churches. You'll broaden your experience of Rome with a visit to areas most tourists don't visit, and be able to ask questions right on the spot about their history and significance.

All tour guides are native English-speakers or Roman archaeologist, hold university degrees in teaching and the humanities, and adhere to the highest standards of education.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

After four times in Rome i thought i knew everything about this beautiful city , but our guide showed me that Rome has more to give when you have an intelligent guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Off the beaten path. If you have seen all the major attractions in Rome already, this tour is a must. A wealth of information. You will see Rome in a new light. Our tour guide was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide Jeannette did a great job explaining the very sad history of the Jewish Ghetto and pointed out so many details that you would miss if you didn't have a guide. Gave me a better understanding of the area and what went on during World War 2.
It was lovely to visit Trastevere - wasn't an area on my must see list - but really glad I got to visit. Really comes to life at night - great ambiance for evening meal. I learned a lot on this tour - highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was our first tour with vator and we were not disappointed. Our guide, jeanette, was knowledgeab le

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour highlights areas of the city you may not normally wander into on your own. Our tour guide Janette was great. She had a depth of knowledge and presented it in an interesting upbeat manner. She had as much enthusiasm at 6PM as she did at 9PM.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a small group and an amazing tour. So much history and our tour guide was AMAZING! She was so knowledgeable. It was great to have our small group and be able to ask questions and get so much of the side street of Rome. I had my 7 year old and 17 year old both loved the tour and the tour guide. Great for all ages, don't miss this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Jeanette was amazing and so knowledgable! Great, small group of 6 people, and we learned all about the best places to eat, etc not just about the history. Would never have known about any of this had i not taken the tour. Super easy to get to on the bus from the Termini if you don't take a taxi. Just don't forget to pay before you get on the bus. A sweet nun paid for me since I don't know you needed to do this. Perfect at night because it was getting cooler at that time. This may have been my favorite tour of my whole trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was fantastic! Jeanette was so knowledgeable and so much fun- we really enjoyed this tour. So did our 18-year-old grandson! There was World War II history and ancient history and everything in between. Jeanette was a real charmer and I would have enjoyed spending a day with her or more.

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