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Tiber Island (Isola Tiberina) Tours & Tickets

Tiber Island (Isola Tiberina)
The Tiber River has run through Italy's capital city since ancient Roman times, and Tiber Island (Isola Tiberina) has a history that’s just as long. Once the site of the ancient temple of Aesculapius, the Greek god of medicine, the island is where Romans have sought healing for centuries.

The Basics
Tiber Island is situated in the Tiber River in Rome, just south of the Centro Storico between the former Jewish ghetto on the east bank and Trastevere on the west bank. There are two historic pedestrian bridges that connect the island to the river banks: Ponte Cestio and Ponte Fabricio, one of the oldest bridges in the city. The island, which has had a strong connection with medicine since antiquity, is where ailing Romans were often sent for treatment or quarantine. Today, one of Rome's main hospitals is still located here, as is the historic Church of San Bartolomeo all'Isola. 

Tiber Island is often included in Rome walking or Segway tours that cover the Jewish ghetto or Trastevere. You can also explore the island during a hop-on-hop-off river cruise, a bus tour of Rome highlights (including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican), or a private tour that’s paired with the Basilica of St. Nicholas, whose underground excavations have uncovered ancient Roman temples dating back to the 5th century BC.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Guided tours of Tiber Island include a fair amount of walking, so wear comfortable shoes and a sun hat. 
  • The island, which measures only 885 feet by 220 feet (about 4.5 acres), is easy to explore as part of a small-group tour that also covers Trastevere or the Jewish ghetto.
  • Trastevere and the Jewish ghetto are both known for their culinary scenes, so a food tour that includes a stroll through Tiber Island is a fun, family-friendly way to explore the area at large.

How to Get There
Tiber Island, located in the Tiber River, is accessible by pedestrian bridge either from Trastevere or the Jewish ghetto.

When to Get There
As part of the Estate Romana, a series of outdoor summer events (including concerts and open-air markets) held along the Tiber River, the island hosts a film festival in the warmer months (June to September).

The Origin Story of Tiber Island
According to folklore, when the much-maligned tyrant Lucius Tarquinius Superbus died in 510 BC, his body was tossed into the Tiber River; silt built up over his corpse and eventually formed the mass that’s now Tiber Island.
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Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto

Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto

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Go on the hunt for some of the best food in Rome on this culinary walking tour through the areas of Campo de’ Fiori, Trastevere, and the Jewish Quarter. With a guide, learn the local secrets of the Eternal City and sample traditional Italian favorites like gelato and pasta, as well as local specialties like fried artichokes. Limited to 12 people, this tour offers a more personal sightseeing experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$74.01
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$74.01
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Aperitif On The Tiber

Aperitif On The Tiber

Take to the Tiber River for an immersive Aperitif on the river Tiber, and see the sights of Rome from the water. The relaxing riverboat experience includes a glass of wine and a wide selection of traditional appetizers, too, that will be served by our staff on board. It’s an ideal early evening activity, and takes in sights of many top Rome attractions such as St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City alongside several of the city's historical bridges.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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$35.81
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$35.81

3-Hour Bike Tour in Rome

3-Hour Bike Tour in Rome

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With so much to see in Rome, a bike tour is an ideal way to cover lots of ground while saving your feet from fatigue. On this 2-wheeled tour, hop onto a quality bike and follow your local guide through the city’s most charming piazzas and interesting neighborhoods. Starting near the Colosseum, follow a route that takes you past ancient monuments like the Imperial Forum and along the Tiber River while your guide shares legends from the city’s rich history.
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  • 3 hours
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$53.72
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$53.72
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Rome Small-Group Experience No More Than 8 Passengers Dock-Side Pick Up Included

Rome Small-Group Experience No More Than 8 Passengers Dock-Side Pick Up Included

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Immerse yourself in Rome on this comprehensive all-day guided tour. The small-group excursion (with an eight-passenger minivan) allows you to enjoy the main attractions comfortably and easily. The itinerary includes visits to the Arch of Constantine, the Colosseum, Victor Emmanuel monument, Capitoline Hill, the Spanish Steps, the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, and more.
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  • 9 hours
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$165.80
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$165.80
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Small-Group: Trastevere Food Tour in Rome

Small-Group: Trastevere Food Tour in Rome

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Experience the sights, scents, and delicious cuisine of Rome's Trastevere on a multi-sensory walking tour of this lively and popular neighborhood. Marvel at the medieval architecture as you duck into favorite local establishments and historic family-run eateries, tasting your way as you go. En route, hear first-hand from the families and other residents working to preserve passed-down recipes and culinary traditions, and sample real Roman dishes. Expect to walk away with a better understanding of ways food and culture are so wonderfully intertwined—as well as a satisfied appetite.
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  • 3 hours
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$124.35
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Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Rome Private Tour with English Speaking Driver

Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Rome Private Tour with English Speaking Driver

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Maximize your time at port with this full-day private shore excursion in Rome. Meet your English-speaking guide at Civitavecchia, and set off on a carefully curated day of sightseeing designed to match your interests. Imagine the age of gladiators and emperors with a visit to the Colosseum or Roman Forum, explore Baroque piazzas and fountains or admire the awe-inspiring art collection at the Vatican. Whether you want to see ancient highlights or hidden gems, your guide will help you make the most of your day in Rome.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$124.35
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Rome Jewish District Walking Tour

Rome Jewish District Walking Tour

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Rome might be most famous for its ancient ruins, but the Italian capital also has a rich Jewish heritage. On this 2-hour walking tour, see the remains of the former Jewish ‘ghetto’ and learn about its transformation into one of the city’s liveliest neighborhoods; visit the Porch of Octavia, and Tiberina Island; and sample traditional Jewish pastries.
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  • 2 hours
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$95.50
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Rome Trastevere Tour by Segway

Rome Trastevere Tour by Segway

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Roll through a charming labyrinth of narrow streets and antique piazzas on a 3-hour Segway tour of Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood. Discover the layers of history that have shaped this well-preserved pocket and see its most captivating monuments such as Palazzo Corsini, Teatro Marcello, the l'Acqua Paola fountain and the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of Rome’s oldest churches. Travel much longer distances than you would on a walking tour, and easily scale a hill leading up to the Gianicolo lookout for panoramic Vatican views.
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  • 3 hours
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$74.29
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Private Food Tour of Rome: Campo de Fiori Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere

Private Food Tour of Rome: Campo de Fiori Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere

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Explore some of Rome's most food-centric neighborhoods on this private food tour of the Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, and the Jewish Ghetto. Learn about traditional dishes and specialties, such as fried artichokes, from your knowledgeable local guide. Visit an outdoor food market and find out all you need to know to eat your way through Rome.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$119.38
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Trastevere Lunchtime Food & Wine Tour with Expert Guide

Trastevere Lunchtime Food & Wine Tour with Expert Guide

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Explore the Trastevere district of Rome on a food and wine tour that introduces you to local food, family businesses, cobbled lanes, and a market. With a guide, you'll have the chance to sample items such as pizza, pasta, cheese, and salami.
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  • 4 hours
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$100.28
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$100.28
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Private Photo Tour and Workshop in Rome (Dusk to Dawn)

Private Photo Tour and Workshop in Rome (Dusk to Dawn)

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Skip the frustration of photographing crowded tourist spots in Rome on this private nighttime photography tour. Shoot iconic landmarks, squares, and backstreets during the night and the golden hour, when most visitors and locals are tucked up in bed. A guide will offer tips and advice on low-light camera settings, angles, and more, as well as sharing information on history, culture, and art.
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  • 6 hours
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$388.23
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Twilight Trastevere Rome Food Tour

Twilight Trastevere Rome Food Tour

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Trastevere is a neighborhood like no other. It’s where Romans choose to eat with their families on a Sunday and where young Romans go for buzzing nightlife at evenings and weekends. You can’t leave Rome without walking through these streets, tasting the best food on offer, and taking a million pictures of this amazing hotspot. On this guided 4-hour walking food tour we explore this photogenic neighbourhood by night. You’ll sample a sumptuous blend of Italian classics like pizza and pasta, real Roman street food, less-known meats and cheeses, and amazing wine in a secret cellar – its history will blow you away. Few activities in Rome deliver as many hidden surprises and enchanting moments as this, so be sure to join us for an unforgettable night in one of our favourite neighbourhoods in Rome. Take advantage of Rome’s vibrant nightlife by walking through the streets of Trastevere with a local.
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  • 4 hours
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$129.33
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Vintage Vespa Tour of Rome with driver in half day

Vintage Vespa Tour of Rome with driver in half day

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The Vespa motorbike is a post-war icon famous across the world as a symbol of Italian style and design, and remains popular throughout Italy and beyond. On this morning or afternoon Rome tour, spin off the tourist trail by vintage Vespa with your guide at the controls, and explore the backstreets of Rome in style. Cover the ground with ease, and learn about traditional Italian crafts during stops at two local artisan workshops.
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  • 4 hours
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$233.79
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$233.79

Rome: City Sights Highlight Private Bike Tour

Rome: City Sights Highlight Private Bike Tour

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This electric bike tour of Rome combines the best places of interest with some hidden attractions and alleys, an interesting and original way to enjoy the best of the Eternal City. Hop on an E-bike and see the beauties of Rome living a fun and healthy day by biking. Your Private Local Guide will share with you all about the history and curiosities that have made Rome's the largest empire of the world. In addition, you can cross ancient monuments such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Circus Maximus, admire the elegant shopping streets, animated squares such as Piazza Navona and Piazza Venezia, and beautiful churches of Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and Saint Peter. WARNING: We provide on request FREE child seats up to 20kg and FREE kids camellini up to 139cm, while you can ride on our e-bikes with a minimum height of 140cm.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.96
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$72.96
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Jewish Rome , walking tour with museum and Synagogue included

Jewish Rome , walking tour with museum and Synagogue included

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your expert guide and art historian will take to discover the jewish comunity of Rome, the oldest in the world, that moved to Europe in the ancient days. The jewish area is rich in history and anecdotes. Imposing Roman ruins will welcome us , alternated with medieval houses and the huge Synagogue . Five different rites were celebrated in the past. Using recostructions , pictures and our imagination we can figure out how the place was until the 19th century, how and when was enclosed in a Ghetto. We cross river tiber passing by tiberina island and we finish at Tastevere neighborhood , where once , before Christ, all foreigners of the city lived . We see one of the oldest place of worship of roman times .At the end of the tour you will join the guides of the museum, an audioguide will explain everything inside , the staff will take into the Major Temple. Entrance fee with audioguide is included 11 euro / 5 euro students
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  • 2 hours
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$89.53
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Walking tour of Trastevere and Rome's Jewish Ghetto

Walking tour of Trastevere and Rome's Jewish Ghetto

Get an insider's introduction to two of Rome's most picturesque neighborhoods during this small-group walking tour of Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto, plus a stroll through Isola Tiberina. Cover thousands of years of history in an intimate group capped at only eight participants, meaning you'll have plenty of time to ask questions.
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  • 2 hours
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$24.88
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Discover the Ancient Undergrounds of Rome with an Expert Archaeologist

Discover the Ancient Undergrounds of Rome with an Expert Archaeologist

During this "off the beaten track" experience, you will discover a completely unknown area of Rome. You will walk through medieval dungeons, admire 1st Century AD Roman frescoes and visit ancient cemeteries where skeletons are still perfectly preserved! Most of these underground sites are closed to the public which makes the experience even more unique and exciting. Finally, you will enjoy this tour in a small group of maximum 10 people and a complimentary hotel pickup will make it hassle-free
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.16
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Small group: Jewish Ghetto, Tiber Island & Trastevere Tour

Small group: Jewish Ghetto, Tiber Island & Trastevere Tour

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Large group tours can feel impersonal and rushed. Enjoy a richer experience of Rome’s historic sites on this small-group tour that is limited to eight people. Follow your guide through Rome’s cobblestoned streets to visit the Jewish Ghetto, Tiber Island, and Trastevere. As you explore each site, your guide provides illuminating historical background to each.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.88
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$24.88
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Urban Rafting on Rome's Tiber River

Urban Rafting on Rome's Tiber River

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See the Eternal City from a unique perspective on this one-of-a-kind rafting tour down the Tiber. Hop on board a whitewater raft with your certified guide and explore Rome from the river, paddling past (and underneath) ancient monuments and navigating thrilling rapids. Paddle past the Castel Sant’Angelo; disembark on the Isola Tiberina, the only island on the Tiber in the center of Rome; and end the day with a walking tour through the charming neighborhood of Trastevere.
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  • 2 hours
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$58.24
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$58.24

Private Tour From Rome to the sea of Fiumicino by e-Bike

Private Tour From Rome to the sea of Fiumicino by e-Bike

Imagine being able to dive into the sea of Rome. With the Regina Ciclarum all this is possible, you will cross 40km of cycle path and dirt roads starting from the center of Rome, skirting the Tiber until reaching Fiumicino, where a well-deserved swim in the sea and a tasty Cartoccio of Calamari and Prawns will await you before take the return train that will take you to San Pietro, and then head to the starting point. ATTENTION: Not Recommended for Children. Recommended for people with a minimum of training.
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  • 8 hours
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$131.31
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Private Walking tour Medieval Rome: Jewish Ghetto, Tiberine Island, Trastevere

Private Walking tour Medieval Rome: Jewish Ghetto, Tiberine Island, Trastevere

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An in depth visit in the heart of Rome to discover the features of a timeless town. Tiber River, Jewish Ghetto, Tiber Island, Trastevere. Explore with a passionate guide the major attractions of the Eternal Town, and see the back streets of Rome which few tourists get to know.
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  • 3 hours
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$68.98
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$68.98

Private Walking Tour: Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto

Private Walking Tour: Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto

Discover the charming district of Trastevere and the Jewish ghetto with our walking tour starting from Piazza Trilussa.
Would you like to explore Rome as it looked like a couple of centuries ago? Narrow stone paved streets lined by medieval houses? Trastevere is named for its position ‘over the Tiber’. Separated from the heart of central Rome by the river, the area retained its narrow lanes and working-class population when the rest of Rome began its nineteenth-century expansion. Despite its being a major touristic destination, it has managed to preserve a strong local (and “Roman”!) identity. We'll cross the river Tiber and the Tiberina Island to get to one of the most important areas of the city: the Jewish ghetto.  As the oldest Jewish community in all of Europe, this beautiful, thriving neighborhood is as central to the history of the city as it is to the Jewish faith.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$133.98
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$133.98
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The Heart of Ancient Rome and Ghetto Walking Tour

The Heart of Ancient Rome and Ghetto Walking Tour

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Discover two of Rome’s oldest and best-preserved historic neighborhoods on a 3-hour morning walking tour of the Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto districts. Hear tales of local history from a guide as you pass by highlights like the Byzantine Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Tiber Island, Portico d'Ottavia temple and Bernini’s Turtle Fountain. Finish at a traditional open-air market, where you’ll enjoy a slice of true Roman life with take-away pizza.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.83
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$109.83
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Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Private

Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Private

Join this Rome private tour to discover the fascinating history of Rome’s most beautiful historic neighborhoods: Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere, and Isola Tiberina – Rome’s only island. Benefit from your private guide’s full attention as you discover historic Rome’s hidden gems. Your tour begins in the old Jewish Ghetto. See Ancient Roman wonders, including the Theater of Marcellus – Rome’s amphitheater before the Colosseum – and the Portico of Octavia. Learn about the terrible days of the forced ghettoization of Rome’s Jewish community. Then, discover the history of the Synagogue; a testament to Roman Jewish resilience, built after ghettoization’s end. Cross the ancient Isola Tiberina to Trastevere. Experience the vibrant ambiance of Rome’s ancient rione, home to religious minorities, travelers and migrants since ancient times. Visit the mediaeval Santa Maria, with 11th century mosaics. Allow your guide to provide a personalized restaurant recommendation in this vibrant neighborhood.
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  • 2 hours
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$166.53
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$166.53
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