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Private walking tour of Jewish Rome and Trastevere

Walk through two of the most influential neighboorhoods of Rome that traditionally have been home to cultures outside of the power-wielding majority: the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere. Our tour covers the Ghetto itself and the history of the Jewish community in Rome (the oldest in Europe). - Your guided tour, led by an art historian or religions historian in addition to visiting the major landmarks that indicate the idea of pluralism in Roman society will also spend time traversing back alleys and side streets in order to get a taste of this most exquisite and un-visited part of Rome. - Visit the Synagogue and its museum. We will also take a look at such notable sites within the Ghetto as Portico d'Ottavia, Piazza Mattei, the kosher restaurants and Jewish-owned businesses that give the area its character today. - Cross to the Tiber Island, which, according to some theories, may be where the first activity of Rome as a city took place. We will spend some time discussing the river and some of the noteworthy monuments in the vicinity include the remains of the Ponte Rotto and the travertine ''''prow of Aeneas' ship'''' embedded into the island. - Course through the Trastevere and take in some of the important churches, including Santa Cecilia, which is built upon the ruins of an ancient (2nd century) Roman house, and Santa Maria, a titular church and one of the oldest Christian sites in the world. - Time permitting you will visit S. Francesco a Ripa, where rests one of Bernini's most wonderful and least-visited statues. Walk through two of the most influential neighboorhoods of Rome that traditionally have been home to cultures outside of the power-wielding majority: the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere. Our tour covers the Ghetto itself and the history of the Jewish community in Rome (the oldest in Europe). - Your guided tour, led by an art historian or religions historian in addition to visiting the major ''"Meeting/ Pick up point: You will meet your docent outside the bar ''''Il Gelato'''' located at Largo Arenula, 14, just off of Largo Argentina (the sunken archaeological site at intersection of Corso Vittorio and Via Arenula).Duration: Three hoursStart or opening time: 10am.End or closing time: 1pm.Languages: Italian and English. Other languages on request.''"