Fascinating Jewish Ghetto Trastevere and Tiberina Island.
This tour allows you to learn lot of Jewish and Roman history. The first step is Trastevere, maybe the most lively neighborhood in Rome at the splendid Basilica of St. Mary in Trastevere before to stroll through beautiful alleys. Then you will enjoy the Isola Tiberina, the island on the Tiber river sites for important hospitals and Ponte Fabricio, the oldest bridge in town. After that, you will admire the Jewish Ghetto, the oldest Jewish community in Rome. You will be told about the Ghetto’s life at that time and all the severe restrictions placed upon the unskilled jobs, such as ragmen, secondhand dealers or fish mongers that jewish could perform. You will know how Jewish used to live. Stroll through the medieval alleys that survived the restoration of the area and admire the gorgeous Fountain of Turtles by Giacomo della Porta. You’ll admire the 20th century buildings side to side to the medieval ones and the fascinating archaeological area of the Porticus Octaviae, the remains of an ancient Roman building. Our guide will introduce to you the Synagogue of Rome, built after Italy’s unification in 1870, when the Jews were given Italian citizenship. Tour ends at the Synagouge in order to allow you to access it if you’d like (at your expenses, and according to the Synagouge opening times – the entrance includes a guided tour inside 45 minutes/1hrs aprox).
This was the highlight of our Rome visit! Such a great way to see the City and learn about its history. The tour guide was very informative, funny, interesting and gave a good amount of history. I absolutely loved the panoramic tour with John. Highly recommended!