The Ghetto, the Tiber & Trastevere: learn with us about the 2,000 years of Jewish history in Rome, savour the timeless beauty of the Tiberine island, and indulge yourself with a splurge in the bustling atmosphere of Trastevere.
With this tour you will hear about the millenary history of the Jewish community of Rome and learn about the difficult life conditions in the “ghetto” up to the dark years of the Fascist period.
The neighborhood still preserves clear marks of its cultural background in the stores and in the many food places offering Jewish specialties.
On the way to the river, we pass the imposing building of the new Synagogue, completely rebuilt at the beginning of the 20th century.
Walking on a Roman bridge of the I century B.C, we cross the Tiber and, before reaching Trastevere, on the other bank, we stop in the Tiberine island, which still retains its easy going traditional Roman character.
Trastevere used to be a typical working class Roman neighborhood, and up to our days has retained some aspects of its original ambiance.
The area sparks with its many attractions: historical buildings, beautiful churches, picturesque alleyways, little stores, busy cafés and lively trattorias.
It sounds like a tourists’ paradise, but it still attracts many Romans too!
At the end of our tour, on request, we can visit the precious Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, shining with golden mosaics and spectacular marbles.