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Medieval Rome Walking Tour

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  • From USD Price shown is based on the lowest price per person over the next 30 days $42.99 Notify me when this tour is available.
  • Available:Tue, Fri
  • Depart from:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:Approx. 3 hours
  • Highlights:Visit: Church "Il Gesu", Piazza Mattei, Jewish Ghetto, Portico d'Ottavia, Tiberine island, Santa Cecilia, St. Maria in Trastevere.
    A quiet walk in the most integral medieval district of Rome. This tour is a jump into the past in the areas that developed along the Tiber River, between the Jewish Ghetto and S. Maria in Trastevere. Among characteristic and suggestive side streets, small medieval houses, palaces of the Renaissance, Baroque churches, craftsmen's and artists workshops.
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From Piazza Venezia, true beating heart of the town, we go towards the nearby Piazza del Gesu, historical head-quarter of the Jesuits, where our guide will show you the church "Il Gesu", prototype of the main Jesuit churches in the world. The majesty of its interior is meant to smother any heretical instinct and to state firmly the supremacy of Christian religion. Overpassing Via Celsa we reach Via delle Botteghe Oscure, that takes its name from the shops which were inside the ruins of Balbo's theatre in the Middle Ages. We cross Via Caetani, sadly noted because here in 1978 it was found the corpse of the statesman Aldo Moro abducted by the Brigate Rosse. We enter the Mattei di Giove Palace, built by order of the Mattei family; the courtyard houses an exhibition of ancient relieves and Roman busts, result of the deep interests of the family for antiques.

In the following stop, at Piazza Mattei you have the chance to have a sip of limpid water from the Turtles Fountain, one of the most beautiful fountains of Rome, designed by Giacomo della Porta, great fountain-maker of the papal Rome; the turtles were added by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Crossing the narrow streets leading to the ancient Jewish Ghetto we will appreciate the charm of a town quite foreign to the bustle of a capital city. Pope Paul IV had the area enclosed within a wall, considering unconvenient for the Christian to live in such a close contact with the Jews, thus creating the Roman Ghetto. Via della Reginella is the only spot of the Ghetto perfectly preserved. Noteworthy is the house of Lorenzo Manili facing on Piazza Giudia, whose facade was splendidly decorated in the Renaissance.

The visit of the Ghetto continues towards the Portico of Octavia, site of the fish market. Of great interest is the Theatre of Marcellus, one of the biggest and best preserved theatres of Ancient Rome, the church of St Angelo in Pescheria and the Synagogue, built in 1907.

The guide then will take you to one of the most enchanting places of Rome, the Tiber Island, whose origins are linked to the very origins of the town. Crossing the bridges of the island we reach the medieval district of Trastevere, where we will see the ruins of the most ancient synagogue of Europe. We proceed to Sta Cecilia one of the most beautiful basilicas in Trastevere with the delicate statue of St. Cecilia by Maderno. We finish our tour reaching the enchanting square of S.ta Maria in Trastevere where you will admire another finest example of Mosaic art in Rome.

  • Departure and Return Details

  • Departure Time: 9:30am

  • Meeting Place: Venice Square, at the bottom of the Monument to Victor Emanule Ⅱ.
    Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance before departure.
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  • Currency Fluctuations: All tour prices are current at the time of publication and are susceptible to currency fluctuations. We reserve the right to alter the tour price in accordance with changes in foreign exchanges rates and changes in prices for services. The rate that you pay when you reserve your tour will protect you against future currency fluctuations; on the other hand, no price adjust (refund) will be made based upon change in tour prices
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  • For cancellations at least 9 days before arrival: will be charged a penalty corresponding to handling fee of $15 per person.
  • For cancellations at least 8 days before arrival: will be charged a penalty corresponding to 30% of the total amount.
  • For cancellations from 7-3 days prior to arrival: will be charged a penalty corresponding to 50% of the total amount.
  • For cancellations less than 72 hours prior to arrival the total amount will be charged.
  • Prices may vary subject to availability/season/weekend/holiday.
  • We reserve right to cancel a schedule to fully refund affected customers although we will make every effort to maintain the regular operation.

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