3. Hidden gems walking tour: the Tiber Island and its surroundings

If you have already been in Rome, or if you like going off the beaten path, follow me in the discovery of an area of the center not usually included in historical tours (but mostly in food tours!).

Being an archaeologist, I can show you how the history of Rome can be found everywhere, even outside a museum. In every street or plaza, we can find a gem, a Roman ruin hidden in plain sight or a building connected to a mysterious legend.

In this walking tour we’ll start with the area around the Tiber River, the Island, where in 291 b. C. the Romans built a Temple for the God of Medicine, Asclepius, asking for protection from an epidemic disease.
Then we’ll visit of one of the oldest district of Rome, the Jewish Ghetto where you’ll learn about the local Jewish community and its life during centuries.
We can see several ruins in the area, including the Theather of Marcellus or the Temple of Hercules.
We’ll end on the Aventine Hill, admiring the view of Rome from the panoramic terrace of the Gardens of the Oranges.


  1. meet your guide at the Tiber Island
  2. Tiber Island and its bridges
  3. Jewish Ghetto
  4. Theater of Marcellus
  5. Forum Boarium
  6. Circus Maximus
  7. Aventine Hill


3.30/4 hours

timing may change depending from your level of interest and walking pace

What’s included:

private guide service

Not included:

Admission tickets

Tour Price: 280€