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Turtle Fountain (Fontana delle Tartarughe)
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Turtle Fountain (Fontana delle Tartarughe) Tours and Tickets

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A highlight of Rome’s historic Jewish Ghetto, the 16th-century sculptural Turtle Fountain marking the center of Piazza Mattei is known for the whimsical bronze turtles around its upper basin that were added a century later and are often attributed to Bernini. A stop to admire this delightful landmark is a must when visiting the Ghetto.

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Discover the Jewish Ghetto of Rome on a Small Group Walking Tour

Discover the Jewish Ghetto of Rome on a Small Group Walking Tour

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Discover the beauty, mystery and history of the world’s oldest Jewish Ghetto and find the hidden treasures of Rome that most tourists never see. This tour of the more local side of Rome has you meet your friendly, expert guide in Piazza Venezia at the bottom of the steps to the Capitoline Hill or Campidoglio before you head into the famous Jewish Ghetto or Jewish Quarter. Discover one of the oldest and still functioning parts of Rome as your guide brings this area to life.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.11
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$32.11

Roman Food Experience Semi - Private Tour
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Roman Food Experience Semi - Private Tour

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Savor the sights, scents, and tastes of Rome on a small-group walking tour tailor-made for traveling foodies. Follow your guide around the food shops, markets, and lively piazzas of the Trastevere district. Along the way, sample the varied flavors of Italian cuisine, including cheese, prosciutto, sweet pastries, and pizza. Your culinary journey isn’t over yet—visit the Campo dei Fiori market, sit down for a pasta dinner at a local osteria, then satisfy your sweet tooth with a delicious gelato.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.63
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Budget Street Food Tour of Campo de Fiori, Jewish Ghetto & Pantheon with Gelato

Budget Street Food Tour of Campo de Fiori, Jewish Ghetto & Pantheon with Gelato

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Capped at only 16 people, this small-group tasting tour takes you on a culinary journey through some of Rome’s most scenic neighborhoods. Browse the produce stalls at Campo de' Fiori, and help yourself to freshly-prepared bruschetta and olive oil from the bustling marketplace. Then, head to the former Jewish Ghetto for a taste of fried artichoke— a longstanding local specialty.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.17
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$48.17

Rome Small Group Food Experience | with Private Option
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Rome Small Group Food Experience | with Private Option

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Savor the flavors of Rome on an evening food tour. With a sommelier-guide, learn about Roman cuisine and visit multiple food stops, including upscale eateries, 'trattorias' (informal restaurants), and food stalls to taste local treats and delicacies. Sample prosecco and Rome-Jewish staples like deep-fried artichokes, savor pizza and 'gelato' (ice cream), and enjoy Roman pasta and wine at a restaurant overlooking the Pantheon. Tastings, equivalent to a 4-course dinner, included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.40
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$110.40
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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
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$98.49
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$98.49
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The Roman Fountains Tour

The Roman Fountains Tour

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Rome has over a thousand fountains between baroque, ancient roman fountains and modern ones. Water has always been the real strength of this city. It is the x factor that gave power to this city and allowed it to grow, develop and renovate throughout the centuries. In this 3 hour tour we are going to discover some of the Fountains that still receive water from the Roman Aqueducts. We are going to have a look at the story behind this magnificent fountains and the beautiful squares that welcome all of them.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.57
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$84.57
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Private Walk Through the Jewish Ghetto in Rome

Private Walk Through the Jewish Ghetto in Rome

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Discover the beauty, mystery and history of the world’s oldest Jewish Ghetto and find the hidden treasures of Rome that most tourists never see. This tour of the more local side of Rome has you meet your friendly, expert guide in Piazza Venezia at the bottom of the steps to the Capitoline Hill or Campidoglio before you head into the famous Jewish Ghetto or Jewish Quarter. Discover one of the oldest and still functioning parts of Rome as your guide brings this area to life.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.93
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$74.93
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Secret Corners of Rome: Campo de' Fiori, Trastevere and Ghetto Private Tour
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Secret Corners of Rome: Campo de' Fiori, Trastevere and Ghetto Private Tour

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Welcome to the beating heart of Rome! Discover the Hidden Corners of the Eternal City. The private tour will begin with a nice stroll around the flower market in Campo de’ Fiori, the living square by definition. Continuing the walking you will find yourself surrounded by the historical popular houses of the Jewish Ghetto, a fascinating ancient jewish district where you will admire the Synagogue and the beautiful fountain of Turtles. A little farther on, you will cross the old pedestrian bridge of Ponte Sisto on the way to the most picturesque neighborhood of Rome, Trastevere, a magic place plenty of traditional restaurants and cafès in which you will discover, hidden by the narrow cobblestone streets, the stunning Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere. You can choose to add the most beautiful and elegant vintage cars with drivers in Rome among Rolls Royce, Bentley, Cadillac, Excalibur... for a unique three-hour tour visiting the most representative places in Rome.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.57
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$160.57
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Walking Tour of Vicus Caprarius and the Fountains of Rome

Walking Tour of Vicus Caprarius and the Fountains of Rome

Join us and let's explore together the most famous fountains of the Italian capital and the history behind them! From our office, in Via del Cardello 31, we will go straight to Piazza Venezia, where we will admire the famous “Altare della Patria” and the symmetrical fountains of the Tyrrhenian and the Adriatic. Continuing with our tour, we will find the Turtle Fountain, built between 1581 and 1588 on a project by Giacomo della Porta. Next, we will arrive at Piazza Navona, one of the most beautiful squares in Rome, where we will see the Fountain of the four rivers designed by Bernini. The next stop will be the very famous Trevi fountain, perhaps the most famous fountain in the world. The last but not least important stop is the Vicus Caprarius or the city of water, an underground aqueduct, located under the Trevi Fountain. Come and discover with us the beautiful fountains of Rome and their amazing stories !
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.47
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$37.47

2-Hour Walking Tour of Vicus Caprarius and the Fountains of Rome

2-Hour Walking Tour of Vicus Caprarius and the Fountains of Rome

Join us and let's explore together the most famous fountains of the Italian capital and the history behind them! From our office, in Via del Cardello 31, we will go straight to Piazza Venezia, where we will admire the famous “Altare della Patria” and the symmetrical fountains of the Tyrrhenian and the Adriatic. Continuing with our tour, we will find the Turtle Fountain, built between 1581 and 1588 on a project by Giacomo della Porta. Next, we will arrive at Piazza Navona, one of the most beautiful squares in Rome, where we will see the Fountain of the four rivers designed by Bernini. The next stop will be the very famous Trevi fountain, perhaps the most famous fountain in the world. The last but not least important stop is the Vicus Caprarius or the city of water, an underground aqueduct, located under the Trevi Fountain. Come and discover with us the beautiful fountains of Rome and their amazing stories !
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.82
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$42.82

Guided Walking Tour of Rome's Ghetto with Hop-On Hop-Off 24-hour Pass
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Guided Walking Tour of Rome's Ghetto with Hop-On Hop-Off 24-hour Pass

Of the old homes where thousands of Jews were isolated for centuries, almost nothing remains today. Yet, as you walk through the alleys of the ghetto and in the eyes of the descendants, that inheritance will still send you vibes. Discover with us the history of one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world. We will retrace the history of the Jewish people in the city of Rome, from ancient to modern times, without ever forgetting the victims of the Holocaust, of which the "stumbling stones" are a tangible testimony. Our open-top panoramic buses allow you to enjoy a spectacular view of the most iconic monuments of the Eternal City. All you have to do is jump on board and relax, listen to the audio commentary and get on and off at any of the eight stops available. The ticket will be valid for 24 hours and the bus will provide you with an audio commentary in 13 languages. The combination with the walking tour makes it the ideal way to pass through much of the city centre in a day!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.31
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$43.31

Ghetto andThe Heart of Ancient Rome Small group Walking Tour

Ghetto andThe Heart of Ancient Rome Small group Walking Tour

Enjoy a morning tour among two of the most iconic districts of Rome: Trastevere, whose name means on the other side of the river “Tevere”, and the old Jewish ghetto. The tour starts from “Piazza Trilussa” in Trastevere and continues with the visit of St. Mary Basilica, one of the few remaining Byzantine churches in the city. Passing through the narrow alleys of the area, you will arrive to the Tiberine island, “Isola Tiberina”, with its two important and well known hospitals and basilicas. Crossing the river you will see a huge complex called “Portico d’Ottavia”, located in the old Jewish ghetto.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.17
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$102.17
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Rome for Returning Travellers! Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

Rome for Returning Travellers! Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

Are you sure you have seen Rome? Get a vip service in this very exclusive itinerary off The Beaten path driving Tour of Rome, where you will discover areas of Rome you didnt even realise it existed or you havent had time to do in the past, The following Itinerary is only possible with a driver at your disposition.  This Tour will be just you and your family (**Note** price is for 8 passengers,  Not per person)
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$741.92
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$741.92
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Rome Jewish Ghetto & Tiberine Island Art & Food Tour with local guide

Rome Jewish Ghetto & Tiberine Island Art & Food Tour with local guide

You will visit the old Jewish district of Rome called "Ghetto Ebraico" and the Tiberine Island on the river flanking it. You will see all the major monuments and archeological sites of the Ghetto including Octavia's Porticus, Marcellus Theatre and the Turtles Fountain. The guide will stop at famous traditional eateries where you will have the opportunity to buy and taste the local delis. It is a great combination of art history and food.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.77
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$178.77
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Golf cart Tour: Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto

Golf cart Tour: Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto

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Our tour will assist you upon the discovery of some of the lesser-known yet more charming and characteristic roads in Trastevere around The Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere. “She” is considered one of the most ancient churches in all of Rome, dating back to 320 A.D. And thanks to our golf car tour, we will be plunged into a magical atmosphere and see Rome as the Romans do. The Rome, made up of local shops and balconies decorated with flowers, 17th century doorways, courtyards and pretty condominiums. Trastevere is that part of Rome, that even now after all this time still transmits that genuine untouched sensation of antiquity in one of the most visited cities in the world. We will cross the Tiber River to experience the second part of our tour. Here you may have to prepare yourself for it is quite easy for the traveller to fall in love with the Jewish district.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$690.47
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Golf Cart tour in Rome: Trastevere e Jewish Ghetto

Golf Cart tour in Rome: Trastevere e Jewish Ghetto

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Our tour will assist you upon the discovery of some of the lesser-known yet more charming and characteristic roads in Trastevere around The Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere. “She” is considered one of the most ancient churches in all of Rome, dating back to 320 A.D. And thanks to our golf car tour, we will be plunged into a magical atmosphere and see Rome as the Romans do. The Rome, made up of local shops and balconies decorated with flowers, 17th century doorways, courtyards and pretty condominiums. Trastevere is that part of Rome, that even now after all this time still transmits that genuine untouched sensation of antiquity in one of the most visited cities in the world. We will cross the Tiber River to experience the second part of our tour. Here you may have to prepare yourself for it is quite easy for the traveller to fall in love with the Jewish district.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$508.48
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$508.48
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Ghetto andThe Heart of Ancient Rome Private Walking Tour

Ghetto andThe Heart of Ancient Rome Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a morning tour among two of the most iconic districts of Rome: Trastevere, whose name means on the other side of the river “Tevere”, and the old Jewish ghetto. The tour starts from “Piazza Trilussa” in Trastevere and continues with the visit of St. Mary Basilica, one of the few remaining Byzantine churches in the city. Passing through the narrow alleys of the area, you will arrive to the Tiberine island, “Isola Tiberina”, with its two important and well known hospitals and basilicas. Crossing the river you will see a huge complex called “Portico d’Ottavia”, located in the old Jewish ghetto.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.49
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$195.49
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Walking & Guided tour of Rome’s highlights at sunset

Walking & Guided tour of Rome’s highlights at sunset

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At sunset, Rome turns into one of the most romantic places ever: the Eternal City coloured by the magical hues of the setting sun! In a group of maximum 20 people and led by an expert guide, we will take you on a pleasant stroll along the stunning city center. Reach the meeting point on your own to meet us and start this walking tour with your guide. You will walk along the streets of the characteristic area of the Jewish Ghetto, one of Rome’s most beautiful neighbourhoods, full with history and with a real Roman atmoshpere. Admire the Turtle Fountain, located in Piazza Mattei! Get ready to walk into Piazza Della Rotonda and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Pantheon. Close your eyes and throw a coin over your right shoulder straight into the Trevi Fountain. Our tour will continue towards Piazza di Spagna, one of the city’s most popular piazze (squares). After a gratifying walk, we thought of a great reward for you all: enjoy a creamy and tasty Gelato. It’s on us!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.10
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Fountains of Rome & The City of Water Walking Tour

Fountains of Rome & The City of Water Walking Tour

Make the most of each moment when you travel and visit with us the amazing fountains of Rome & Vicus Caprarius, “The City of Water”. Rome is famous for its stunning fountains so you don’t wanna miss this guided walking tour. Led by a professional guide, you will discover not only the beauty of Rome’s fountains, but also the architecture, history and importance of them. The most fascinating part of or tour is “The City of Water” or Vicus Caprarius, a small 1st century archaeological site just off the Trevi Fountain, a must-see piece of history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.82
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