Rome: Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Small Group TourProduct ID: 47886
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- Learn the history of the Jewish community in Rome, from the days of the Roman Republic and on
- Wander the picturesque streets of the Trastevere
- Go to the Great Synagogue, the largest and most important synagogue in Rome
- See the remains of the Portico d’Ottavia
- Discover the place where Caesar was assassinated at the Theater of Pompeii
Located next to the River Tiber, Rome’s Jewish neighborhood is the oldest in the western world. Rich in architecture and history, your walk follows in the footsteps of Roman citizens, starting at the archaeological site of Largo Argentina. Gaze at the foundations of the Theater of Pompeii, where Caesar was stabbed to death.
Cross the Ponte Sisto to the Trastevere neighborhood, known for its narrow, cobblestone streets and cosmopolitan nightlife. In the days of the Roman Republic, it was the heart of Jewish life in Rome.
Next, go to Isola Tiberina in the middle of the River Tiber, and learn how this was the site of the Jewish Ghetto in Ancient Rome. Your guide will take you to the open-air Teatro Marcello, built towards the end of the Roman Republic. Marvel at the Portico d’Ottavia, which once enclosed the temples of Jupiter Stator and Juno Regina.
Finally, admire the Great Synagogue of Rome, still at the heart of Jewish life in Rome.
- Private guide
- Reservation fees
Meet your guide in front of the entrance to the theater; Teatro Argentina. Address; Largo di Torre Argentina, 52. Please plan to arrive 5-10 min prior to commencement time. Your guide will hold a LivItaly sign. (Open in Google Maps)
• The tour will end at around lunchtime. There are a number of exceptional restaurants featuring ancient Roman-Jewish kosher food in the area. Feel free to ask your guide for local recommendations
Product ID: 47886