From EUR 85
A walk through the Roman Ghetto and Trastevere, tracing the history of the Europe's oldest Jewish community through this still-vibrant quarter with its fountains, piazzas and cobblestoned backstreets.
Ancient Rome was once the capital city of a thousand-year empire that ruled over 65 million people from the most diverse parts of Europe, Africa and Asia. Out of the rubble of that empire the popes built a new city to be the capital of the "mother church" for the world's faithful Catholics. But living on the margins of these dominant traditions was Rome's Jewish community, the oldest Jewish community in Europe. This walk will recount their 2,200-year tale of survival through slavery, inquisition, imprisonment and Nazi execution.
The walk retraces the area of the gated Jewish ghetto, demolished in the nineteenth century, to build a picture of how its 5,000 inhabitants were packed into a slum-quarter of just seven acres. It continues over the oldest bridge in Rome to the Tiber Island and Trastevere district, which literally means in Italian "across the Tiber." This area was once occupied by foreign communities from the eastern provinces of the Roman empire, including Jerusalem, but today it will be the perfect place to end the evening with a glass of wine in one of its many charming cafes.
Small Groups 2 - 6 People.
This 3 hour walking tour is available:
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday starting at 3pm. (Note: November to March this tours starts at 2 pm.)
Fridays starting at 9 am.
Adults 85 Euro
Students 18- 26 years 65 Euro
Children under 18 years 55 Euro