Trastevere, the Tiber island and the jewish getto
A walking tour through some of the most characteristic parts of the city.
Visit the Villa Farnesina (also called Villa Chigi), a beautiful renaissance villa rich with frescoes by Raphael and his students. From here we stroll through the narrow medieval streets of the Trastevere district, with its boutiques and artisans, restaurants and ice cream shops.
After visiting the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, with its magnificent 12th and 13th century mosaics, we continue to the Tiber Island, once the site of the Temple of the healing god Aesculapius, and today the site of a 1000 year old hospital.
Crossing the Ponte Fabricio, an ancient Roman bridge built in 62BC, we arrive in the Jewish Ghetto, the area where from 1555 to 1870 the Jewish community of Rome was enclosed. This fascinating area boasts a wealth of ancient monuments and great restaurants - a bright future after a troubled past.
At the end of the tour you would be able to visit the Synagogue and Jewish Museum if you wish (museum closed on Saturdays).
Entry Fee - €5 Villa Farnesina
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