Hidden Gems of Rome
Off the beaten path Rome
If you have already been in Rome, or if you like going off the beaten path, follow me in the discovery of the untouched Rome. 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 the most genuine area of Rome, the Jewish District where you’ll learn about the local Jewish community and its hard 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.
Departureat the Tiberine Island. I'll meet you at the obelisk in front of the Church Basilica of San Bartolomeo (Piazza San Bartolomeo all'Isola)
The Jewish District
Forum Boarium (Mouth of truth)
- Timing is very flexible, may change depending from your pace, level of interest and additional sites visited.
- On request we can include extra sites as the underground of San Nicola in Carcere (Roman crypts) or Santa Sabina, a Basilica on the Aventine Hill.
- This tour is totally outdoor. Tour is provided even in case of light rain since we can use umbrellas and raincoats.
- In case of heavy showers we can choose together to change the itinerary or the date of the tour.
- I do not take guests into the Main Synagogue of Rome. You can contact the Museum to have more informations about their guided tours.