You'll want to fill it up, when you learn about our world famous Colosseum Underground Tour!
This tour requires some walking (about 2.1km or 1.3 miles), but stops frequently to visit points of interest.
We'll meet in the beating heart of Trastevere! You'll see why everyone loves this neighborhood so much, with its colorful buildings and traditional Italian feel.
This church, nestled in the main piazza, dates back to the 4th century AD when christianity was legalized. It is so decadent you will struggle to believe it was that old!
Trastevere is an artistic neighborhood, full of rustic charm. Just walking down this winding cobblestone "vicoli" you'll find yourself snapping as many photos as inside the Colosseum!
Explore a Borghese Family funded Basilica that is one of The Roman Guy's absolute favorite hidden gems of Rome.
You'll venture below the floors of this church to explore the remains of an ancient Roman house and a Basilica from the time of Constantine.*
After meandering through more cobblestone streets we'll happen upon the remnants of a Medieval Jewish Synagogue.
Your guide will point out something often overlooked by visitors to the area. An ancient Roman bridge!
The petite and picturesque Island sits neatly in the Tiber river. You'll visit this island during your journey between Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto.
This is the oldest bridge in Rome that is still used to this day. As you cross it, you can only imagine how many historical figures have walked across the same bridge many many years ago!
Having crossed over the island, you'll now enter the Jewish Ghetto section of this Rome tour.
Portico d'Ottavia was once an ancient Roman fishing market, but now is an ancient Roman ruin that your guide will take you to explore.
This ancient Roman theatre is just a stone's throw away from the main drag of the Jewish Ghetto. Many mistake this site for the colosseum and you'll immediately see why!
Palazzo Mattei is a picturesque palace just outside the walls of the Jewish Ghetto. Hear about the Mattei family and how they profited off people trying to conduct trade in and out of the Ghetto!
Nearby is one of Rome's most tranquil and beautiful hidden piazzas - Piazza Mattei. The fountain within it is a local favorite and you'll realize why once your guide explains its construction.
The main drag through the Jewish Ghetto is lined with kosher restaurants, bars, bakeries and colored with mediterranean pastels. Here, you'll visit a bakers to sample a local Jewish delicacy.**
Throughout this section of this tour, you'll also learn about the jewish people in Rome and their struggle during the times of the Ghetto in Rome.
After 100s of years of discrimination the Jewish Ghetto was opened up and the beautiful center piece was built: The Great Synagogue.
After an introduction to the synagogue your guide will suggest a good place for you to have lunch and inform you of the next time slot if you wish to visit the inside of the synagogue.***
Forget the crowds. This experience extracts you from the teaming masses, keeping it authentic and local so that hoards of tourists don't ruin your day.
Join our highly educated and passionate team of guides, consisting of art historians, phd archeologists, and architects that truly love what they do.
This tour accesses areas that many other travelers would not find on their own.
This tour is a family experience that will immerse multi-generational travelers into different cultures.
Rome is a city with endless things to see and do, and once you have seen the Colosseum, Sistine Chapel and Spanish steps The Roman Guy knows that you'll still have only scratched the surface in Rome. So we want to provide something a little more niche for those of you who are interested in the religion and culture of the city. Introducing our Trastevere & Jewish Ghetto Private Rome Tour.
Your tour begins in one of Rome's most historical neighborhoods (and The Roman Guy's favorite neighborhood), Trastevere. Once you have met your local Rome guide, you will start the tour by exploring the heart of Trastevere, Piazza Santa Maria. Here, you will find the stunning Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of Rome's oldest and most beautiful churches. Your guide will unravel the history and stories surrounding this Roman treasure as you admire its external facade, before entering the site to discover more stunning works of art.
After visiting the church, you will then continue by exploring more of Trastevere by walking down its beautiful cobblestone streets and learning more about the neighborhood. During your walk, you'll come across your second stop, a beautiful church that is rarely seen by tourists. In true "off the beaten path" style, your guide will lead you underground in the church, where you'll come across an archeological site that dates back to the time of Constantine I. During this part of your Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto Rome Tour, you'll explore the remains of the original church, as well as seeing ancient Roman houses and the remains of what were once beautiful frescoes, now being restored!
From here, you will continue your journey into the quieter side of Trastevere in search of the facade of a Medieval Roman synagogue. Many people associate Rome with Christianity, but there has been a Jewish community living in Rome for almost two thousand years! Historically, the Romans were pagan's, but they also respected the Jewish religion as this religion dated back much further than their own. But, as your guide will reveal to you, this wasn't the case for all religions.
After meandering your way through the side-streets of Trastevere, you will cross the Tiber River, by way of Tiber Island. As you cross, your guide will point out a famous Roman bridge that many people overlook and explain the significance of this island and the bridges connecting it to the mainland. Once on the other side, you'll have officially entered the Jewish Ghetto of Rome.
You'll begin this part of the tour by passing through Piazza 16 October 1943, dedicated to a tragic day in history for the Roman-Jewish culture. You'll then approach the Portico d'Ottavia and the main drag of the neighborhood where you will discover an area of Roman ruins, an iconic temple, a palace full of ancient carvings and pass by an ancient theater that many mistake for the Colosseum. What's more, your guide will show you one of the most loved fountains in Rome as you learn the legend behind the "instant" construction of this fountain and what happened as a result of this!
Once you've gotten a real feel for the historical Jewish culture, you'll be introduced to the modern one. Walking down the main drag in the Ghetto, your guide will point out where to find the best kosher restaurants in Rome and will then take you to taste an amazing jewish treat called "Pizza" (but this is not the pizza you may be familiar with).
Finally, your tour will end in front of the Synagogue. Your guide will introduce the synagogue to you and, before showing you the best place to grab a bite to eat for lunch, they will inform you of the next time slot you can enter the Synagogue, should you be interested in taking a guided tour of the interior.
* A €3 entrance fee is charged to access the Crypt. This is not included in the price of the tour.** The Jewish food offered on this tour contains nuts. Substitutes may be available. This is also not included in the price of the tour.***This tour does not enter inside the Great Synagogue
Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere
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Don’t want to test yourself with public transportation in Rome? Choose an add-on transfer! A taxi is a less-expensive option, but for a convenient and luxury door-to-door experience, add our private climate controlled transportation from your hotel located in the city center to the meeting point of the tour.
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If we didn't go on this tour through the Roman Guy we never would have even thought to explore these destinations. This tour was spectacular in that iIf we didn't go on this tour through the Roman Guy we never would have even thought to explore these destinations. This tour was spectacular in that it showed us another side to Rome that we were completely unaware of and really opened our eyes to all of the hidden gems within Rome that nobody else usually gets the chance to see...more
This was a great tour for our 5th day in Rome. We did it in September which made it so nice. I feel like the places we went had such interesting hisThis was a great tour for our 5th day in Rome. We did it in September which made it so nice. I feel like the places we went had such interesting history, but there were no other tourists. What a perfect day! Our guide Fabiola was excellent and really knew her Jewish - Roman history. Thanks again! ..more