Portico of Octavia Tours

Portico of Octavia was a large courtyard with many columns originally built in the 2nd century BC. It was rebuilt about 100 years later by Emperor Augustus and dedicated to his sister, Octavia. It once covered an area of almost 445 feet long and almost 380 feet wide, larger than a football field, and it had 
more than 300 Corinthian columns. The Temple of Juno Regina and the Temple of Jupiter Stator stood in the middle. Today not much remains of the structure compared to what it once was. Visitors can still see five columns and the ruins of the entrance gate. 

In the Middle Ages, the ruins of the Portico of Octavia became the site of a fish market. A stone to the right of the portico's great arch still marks the location. Nearby you can find the Teatro Marcello, the Tiber River and Tiber Island, the Temple of Apollo Sosiano, and it's not far from the Roman Forum.

Practical Info

Portico of Octavia is located at Via del Portico D'Ottavia, 29. To get there, take tram 8 to Arenula - Cairoli and walk east.
Location
Address: Via del Portico D'Ottavia, 29, Rome, Lazio 00186, Italy
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Small-Group Rome Jewish Ghetto Tour

Go back in time on a walking tour of the historic Roman-Jewish Ghetto, established in 1555. Your guide eliminates the hassle of navigating on your own, bringing you to the area’s most popular destinations. Visit the open-air Theater of Marcellus, Bernini’s turtles in Mattei Square, the Synagogue, and the Jewish Museum before stopping for a taste of Roman-Jewish cuisine.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Jewish Rome Sunday Food Tour

Spend a delicious Sunday tasting your way through Europe's oldest Jewish neighborhood on this 3-hour walking food tour in Rome. Visit Anthony Bourdain’s favorite Kosher-style restaurant and try authentic Jewish-Roman specialties like fried artichokes, cured meats, and ricotta cake. Watch a gelato-making demo and sip Italian craft beer, all while learning the ancient history of this fascinating community along the way.
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Jewish Ghetto and Navona Food Wine and Sightseeing Tour of Rome

Immerse yourself in the flavors of the ‘Eternal City’ on a 4-hour tour through Rome’s iconic foods and wine. Visit a series of seven local restaurants in Campo Marzio and the Jewish Ghetto for tastings that range from fish and meat to pizza, pasta and desserts served alongside Italian wines. Take in the city’s historic sites as you go, with time to explore classic piazzas, ancient Roman sites, temples and a synagogue. Finish your tour with inside tips on the best places to eat, drink and explore in Rome.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Rome City Small-Group Bike Tour (with optional Electric-assist bicycle)

This Rome bicycle tour combines top sights with a few lesser-known attractions and alleyways for an interesting and active way to enjoy the best of the Eternal City. With a knowledgeable guide, you’ll cycle past ancient landmarks like the Pantheon, admire chic shopping streets, check out bustling squares like Piazza Navona and see beautiful churches. Limited to 10 people, this tour provides a small-group experience. Select a departure time when booking.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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The Heart of Ancient Rome and Ghetto Walking Tour

Discover two of Rome’s oldest and best-preserved historic neighborhoods on a 3-hour morning walking tour of the Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto districts. Hear tales of local history from a guide as you pass by highlights like the Byzantine Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Tiber Island, Portico d'Ottavia temple and Bernini’s Turtle Fountain. Finish at a traditional open-air market, where you’ll enjoy a slice of true Roman life with take-away pizza.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Rome City Bike Tour with Dutch-Speaking Guide (with optional E-bike)

Enjoy the best of Rome on a 4-hour tour with a Dutch-speaking guide. Cycle through Rome, discovering its ancient monuments, fancy shopping streets, beautiful churches and fountains. The tour route will provide a reminiscent view of Rome's main attractions, plus some hidden squares and little alleys that are less common among tourists. For a leisurely, yet authentic, look at Rome, this tour should not be missed.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Rome Jewish Ghetto and the Great Synagogue

UNESCO–listed Rome is perhaps most famous for the Colosseum, but away from this ancient attraction there’s a rich Jewish history waiting to be discovered. On this tour, follow your guide through the 16th-century Trastevere neighborhood to sites of interest including the Great Synagogue of Rome. Learn of the trials and tribulations faced by Roman Jews down the centuries, and hear the hidden secrets of the world's oldest Jewish ghetto.
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The Heart of Ancient Rome and Ghetto, private walking tour

Jewish people have been making a home in Rome since the 2nd century, but the city’s Jewish history is sometimes overshadowed by more famous landmarks. During this tour, delve into the 16th-century Trastevere neighborhood with your private guide and explore the world's oldest Jewish ghetto. Discover top Trastevere attractions including the Porticus Octaviae and Tiber Island, and learn of the power struggles between the Vatican and the Jewish settlers.
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Private Street Food Tour in Campo dei Fiori and Jewish Ghetto

Enjoy a 3-hour guided walking tour in Rome enriched by a tasting of typical and genuine Italian food guided by a specialized local guide. On this tour you will taste some of the best dishes of the "Eternal City" and walk in one of the most charming and familiar historic neighborhoods of Rome.This culinary adventure begins in the so-called square "Campo de 'Fiori". Here you can eat the typical slice of pizza called "pizza al taglio" in the most popular bakery of the city and taste the mozzarella cheese.You will also visit the famous squares admiring its history and monuments; we will finally reach the nearby Jewish Ghetto where we will take you to a renowned local winery to enjoy a glass of red wine along with a selection of local cold cuts.You will end your visit to a well-known restaurant in the Jewish quarter and visit this historic and popular district.
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Jewish Quarter Game Tour - Art Treasure Hunt - Family Tour

Safari d’Arte – Game Tour are original guided tours in which culture, entertainment and technology are combined.Activity Leaders lead Safari d’Arte- Game Tour supported by an interactive smartphone application that provides a map, the clues and a quiz so that the players can challenge themselves. With Safari d’arte Jewish Quarter Game Tour we will explore a little quarter of the city full of history. Will start from Piazza Mattei through the narrow alleys leading to Portico of Ottavia where we will be delighted by the aromas of the Kosher cuisine. Finally, we will move along the river Tiber up to Tiber Island and discover the legend related to its shape. Tour is limited to a maximum of 6 travelers.
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