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

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

Discover a section of Rome’s historical center that many visitors don’t experience, and learn about the history of Jewish Rome on this 3-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. You’ll explore Trastevere, a charming neighborhood of narrow, winding lanes that’s popular for its nightlife, as well as the Jewish Ghetto area, where you’ll see the Synagogue of Rome. Learn much about these interesting districts from an experienced guide with a background in the city’s archaeology and history.


  • 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

Meet your guide at Largo di Torre Argentina to begin your walking tour of Trastevere and the historical Jewish Ghetto area. Before you starting walking, learn from your guide about this square that’s home of ancient Roman ruins, near the site where Julius Caesar was assassinated.

Throughout your tour, listen to insightful commentary from your guide, an authority on Roman archaeology, culture and history, as you see remnants from ancient Rome that sit below today’s street level, as well as relics and architecture from medieval, Renaissance and baroque periods. Learn about the churches, synagogues, historical landmarks and popular cafes that make up these districts that combine rich history with modern-day Roman life, and feel free to ask any questions you may have as you walk.

Visit the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of the oldest churches in Rome with a past that dates back to the 340s AD, and see the exterior of the Synagogue of Rome, built in the early 1900s. Your tour ends at Campo de' Fiori, one of Rome’s busiest squares, from where you can continue exploring on your own.

Customer Reviews

mitchell J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

excellent, great guide from orlando

James L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Jeanette Pena was an excellent guide who we would highly recommend to anyone interested in learning more about Rome. She was very knowledgeable about the neighborhoods we visited. She was engaging, interesting and has a great sense of humor!

Josepha S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Outstanding in all aspects

Josepha S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Guide was wonderfull and very knowledgable. Provided a lot of extra information beyond what I expected. She was American, living in Rome for 10 years. Wish I wrote down her name. We covered more sites in a short time than I had expected


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The walking tour was probably one of the best tours we've ever been on. The guide was very informed and was able to answer all of our questions.

michael b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very informative. Guide was great.

Joe C

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.

Barbara S

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!

Jeffrey C

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

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