This tour will let you discover and get deep into one of the most enchanting (and least explored) areas of Rome: the Jewish Ghetto and the Trastevere district, neighborhoods full of history and tradition, separated only by the Tiber and the Tiber Island.
A pleasant, healthy and unforgettable walk in the most authentic Rome!
It will be a tour allowing you to demonstrate your undoubted qualities as good walkers, because we will combine the discovery of wonderful sights of our capital with a healthy long walk.
We will start from Largo di Torre Argentina, or simply Largo Argentina (very easy to reach), a place traditionally associated with the assassination of Julius Caesar, in 44 BC.
After an introduction to the history and archaeological evidence, we will enter the heart of the Jewish Ghetto, founded in 1555 to house the Roman Israelite Community, and where the Jewish community still lives today, being the most ancient Israelite Community of Europe.
As we enter the narrow streets of the old quarter, we will also notice the many shops and restaurants with their offer of typical kosher products.
We will admire the famous and splendid Fountain of the Turtles, we will see the remains of the Portico d'Ottavia, the majestic structures of the Teatro Marcello and the Temple of Apollo Sosiano, and then we will reach the Synagogue, one of the largest in Europe.
From the Ghetto, crossing the Tiber on the oldest bridge in Rome, we will arrive at the Tiber Island, from which we can enjoy breathtaking views of the bridges and domes of our beloved city.
From the Island, in a few minutes, we will officially enter the Trastevere district, which is the most popular and bohemian district of the historic center, and - walking on the mythical cobblestones of which its alleys are paved - we will reach the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of the most impressive churches in the city, the pride of the district that hosts it, decorated with splendid (and perfectly preserved) medieval mosaics.
We will then admire the famous Piazza Trilussa, embellished by the Fontana dell’Acqua Paola, overlooking the Lungotevere and the fifteenth-century Ponte Sisto.
But our visit will not end here, because the time has come to aim high!
On Viale Garibaldi, along a path full of surprises, we will reach the summit of the Janiculum, the so-called "Ottavo Colle di Roma" to be able to admire the church of San Pietro in Montorio, and then be dominated by the great beauty of the "Fontanone" (The Big Fountain), wanted by Pope Paul V Borghese in the early 1600s.
We will conclude our walk at the Belvedere del Gianicolo, from which you can enjoy the most evocative panorama of the historic center; a view celebrated for centuries by painters and photographers, as well as immortalized in countless movies and TV shows.
Here, in Piazzale Garibaldi, at noon every day, since 1904, three soldiers load a cannon with blanks and fire a shot that signals noon to the whole city.
And it will be right here, at noon, that we will say goodbye, with the background of the sky of Rome.