Select a private or shared, small-group tour option on booking. Then, meet your informative guide in central Rome and set off into the old Jewish ghetto, near the River Tiber.
As you walk, learn how the ghetto was founded in 1555, making it one of Europe’s oldest, and surrounded by walls. Hear about its medieval and World War II history, and discover how it’s now one of the Rome’s loveliest neighborhoods, with pretty piazzas and streets. On route, your guide will bring the sights alive for the youngsters with fun activities and worksheets to complete.
Stop at Octavia’s Porch (Portica di Ottavia), a monumental Roman arch that marked the ghetto’s center. Hear how the area served as a fish market and then continue to the Church of St Mary in Campitelli and Piazza of the Five Synagogues (Piazza delle Cinque Scole).
Refuel with a typical Roman snack and drink, and see the Great Synagogue before visiting Tiber Island, an islet on the Tiber considered a place of healing for centuries.
Hear the mysterious legends surrounding the island, including that of Aesculapius and his serpent, and enjoy the fun as the children hunt for clues that uncover its history.
Your tour then ends back at the starting point.