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Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto

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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.

Largo di Torre Argentina, the place where we will meet for the departure of the tour

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.

Secular stratifications of Roman civilization, which make the Jewish Ghetto one of the most important and evocative places in the capital.

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.

The majesty of the Rome Synagogue

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.

Two examples of the precious mosaics of which the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere is decorated

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.

The "Fontanone del Gianicolo", recently starring the opening scene of the Oscar-awarded movie "The Great Beauty"

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.

It seems huge, but it's just a small glimpse of the panorama of Rome that can be enjoyed from the Janiculum Terrace

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.

The noon cannon-shot from the Janiculum. A rite practiced with such precision that it is also useful to Romans to adjust their clock.

And it will be right here, at noon, that we will say goodbye, with the background of the sky of Rome.

Since we will say goodbye at noon, when you could be quite hungry after such a walk, i will give you my best advice about where to go in order to taste some of the most delicious specialties of Roman cuisine, right in the places where real Romans go.
In these photos, two of the most typical and renowned recipes of Roman cuisine: the cod fillets, and the delicious (absolutely to try) artichokes alla giudia.

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