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Visit Rome in December and you’ll be surprised by how many wonderful things there are to do. Especially during Christmas Holidays. Here is the top things to do, during your Christmas in Rome.
Rome is fantastic during the holidays, the lights and festive atmosphere fill the streets and squares, the shops and boutiques are adorned with Christmas decorations. Visiting Rome in December is a wonderful opportunity if you are planning your Christmas 2022.
Not just for the main touristic points of interests, but for the many events, and Christmas themed flea markets that take place around the city.
According to Christianity, traditionally, Christmas festivities in Rome and in Italy begin on December 8th, on the day of the Immaculate conception. And last until December 26th. Even though, to be fair, the Christmas Tree is decorated and the nativity scene is displayed until January 6th, on the day of the of the Epiphany.
There’s a saying: “Epifania, tutte le feste si porta via” which means “All the festivities are over with Epifany.”
Visiting Rome in December will require good winter hiking shoes and a warm coat (possibly weather resistant). Because you never know what you might end up doing.
Throughout the winter months there are plenty of activities to do in Rome, especially around Christmas Holidays. Museums, churches, events, etc.
Here are some of the best, fun, affordable or completely free things to do in Rome during Christmas time:
The monumental Piazza at the feet of the Basilica, built by the Master Bernini. Entrance is free and it is beautiful during Christmas time. Decorations and themes change every year, the giant Christmas tree and the spectacular Nativity scene placed in the center of Saint Peter’s square, are a Must see.
So make sure to stop by Saint Peter’s, possibly on Christmas day too!
The Pope’s Christmas Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica is broadcast all over the World.
If you are intrigued by the idea of participating to a traditional Catholic Christmas mass in Rome, then you absolutely have to consider Christmas eve’s night mass inside the Pantheon. The mass is in Italian, but still a very unique experience.
A Candlelit ceremony, accompanied by a small quire, to make the atmosphere all the more special. It starts at around midnight, although we recommend arriving at 11pm or earlier to guarantee you a seat, because it fills up really quickly. Also, make sure to dress extra warm, it’s pretty chilly.
Out for a walk at night? Stop by the illuminated Colosseum for a traditional picture by the Christmas Tree in Piazza del Colosseo. This makes for a very cool Christmas greetings Card!
Nativity scenes are a big part of Christmas traditions in Rome
Aside from the beautiful one in Saint Peter’s Square, an excursion through the streets of the City, to look for the most beautiful ones, is another fun thing to do for Christmas in Rome. You can find them unexpectedly, scattered around in the squares, some corners on the streets and in churches, like the ones located in Piazza Navona or the Spanish steps, the one in Santa Maria del Popolo or in Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, where it hosts a marble nativity scene dated 1290!
For a truly magical experience, we recommend warming up on a night tour of Rome with one of our tour drivers. In two hours you would drive through beautiful festive streets and stop in the most scenic and picture perfect places in Rome, from where you can ultimately appreciate all the Christmas lights, trees and cheerful atmosphere all around the Eternal city.
Speaking of churches, here are some beautiful churches you must see during the Holidays: Santa Prassede, beautiful ancient Church of Rome, it hosts some of the city’s best mosaics, Santa Maria della Vittoria, a baroque Church where you can admire beautiful artworks like Bernini’s Estasy of Holy Teresa. San Luigi dei Francesi and Sant’Agostino, where you can see stunning paintings by Caravaggio, all for free.
Another fun thing about Christmas in Rome, is the Christmas Markets. Here are some of the most famous:
But you can take in the Christmas spirit in Rome, even by simply strolling around in the Shopping District, like Via del Corso and Via Cola di Rienzo. Like every street in Rome, the shops are decorated in red, gold and green, Christmas lights hang from the buildings and on over the roads. Christmas carols fill the air on as you walk by.
Walking and gazing in the cold Christmas atmosphere can easily build up an appetite.
If you are spending your Christmas holidays in Rome, another thing to do, to blend in with the culture, is try traditional Roman food:
Being Capitol of Catholic culture, Rome follows the tradition of the Wake, or “feast of the Seven fish“.
Following a Medieval tradition that didn’t allow consumption of red meat or any type of dairy on Christmas Eve, meals on Christmas Eve are traditionally based on fish and seafood.
So on December 24th, consider dining in one of the best restaurants in Rome, specialized in seafood for a delicious meal, like near the Trevi Fountain or Piazza Navona.
And on Christmas Day, for lunch you should head for a real Trattoria. You can’t call yourself a Roman if your Christmas menu doesn’t include at least the Abbacchio scottadito, Roasted lamb, with garlic, rosmary and prosciutto, served with oven baked potatoes, and leafy greens like twice-baked cicory. Another traditional dish is Gnocchi alla Romana, which have absolutely nothing to do with the classic Gnocchi. In fact this plate consists of oven baked grits, shaped like small grits, grated with butter and parmigiano cheese (although Pecorino cheese is for the real conoisseurs!). And to top it off, a desert filled with nuts, dates, chocolate and honey, but the classic Panettone will do as well.
After your Roman feast, a great way to end your Christmas in Rome would be a visit of the Musei Capitolini, on Capitoline Hill, or the Borghese Gallery, to warm up in the majestic museums, walking through the halls, bypassing sculptures and paintings.
Or a walk in the Borghese park, through the oaks, a stop in Pincio Terrace, A stroll in the Roman Forum, a visit of Castel Sant’Angelo, or a walk in the old Rome city center. Or you could just stop in one of the cafes’ surrounding the Pantheon and enjoy a cup of Hot Chocolate.
Visiting Rome in December is perfect for everyone. A special vacation in one of the most beautiful cities in the World, with a lot of Holiday-themed activities and other thousands of things to do.
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Welcome in Rome! There is really no better way to start a Roman vacation than with this private tour. One of our personal tour driver will welcome you at your hotel or any other place of your convenience in Rome, to whisk you away, on a 7 hour trip through history, art, archeology and the basic Rome way of living that is just a delight and so interesting to experience. This Tour of Rome will start off with a stop in the famous Piazza Venezia a famous circular square constantly beaten by hundreds of cars and vespas and motorini (what we call mopeds and bikes). While horns are blaring in the traffic, passerby's always in a hurry and the famous Italian charm for hand gestures and raised voices the main constant, all you will notice is the monumental structure overlooking the Piazza. A monument dedicated to Italy's last king Victor Emanuel the Second, and resting place of the Unknown soldier. A fallen soldier from WW1 that is laid to rest there to honor and tribute every Italian soldier who's fought and fallen in every war old or recent. You can notice An imposing horseman in a giant bronze statue, overlooking the entire city center, to magnify the importance of the Italian Kingdom in its glory days. And just above is a building, temple-like in structure, with white marble steps and columns, placed on top of one of Rome's legendary hills. Italian flags hanging on it's ends. This monument is really hard to miss. Fun fact: The monument of Victor Emmanuel, officially called Altare della Patria (the Altar of the Nation) is also known simply as the wedding cake. For it's distinctive shape, built in white, marble layers, one floor after the other. Resembling a big white wedding sheet cake. This altar shares its space with Capitoline Hill, Capitol Hill or simply known as Campidoglio. It is one of Rome's 7 hills placed in between Campus Martius and the Roman Forum, and it is head of the Roman Government, With an incredible square commissioned by Pope Paul the third and created by Michelangelo himself in the 16th century. But Capitol Hill does not only hosts Rome's City hall, the Mayor's office and the Capitolini Museums (which offers a vast amount of marble artifacts, artwork and other curiosities from Roman times) but it offers AMAZING VIEWS of the city below, on one end of the hill is Piazza Venezia, Campus Martius and modernization, on the other the Ancient citadel of the Roman Forum. A perfect balance between present and the past. Speaking of Roman Forum, you absolutely go across Via dei Fori Imperiali, an ancient way in Rome that crosses this part of town, with the Forum's archeological site on both sides. Envision Temples, Market places, Marble buildings and life conducted in these squares centuries ago. This is where Roman Senate would reunite, where citizens would gather to worship archaic divinities and conduct their business. To keep the Ancient Roman theme alive, walking straight through the ancient Roman Forum you will arrive at the Colosseum The one and only Colosseum, the Flavian Amphitheater An ancient, imposing structure built to delight and entertain the people of Rome, in the prime of its years. With gory, cruel hunts and gladiator fights but also fun scenes of Naval battles, where they would fill the Arena with water and float around in ships. A colossal building in the heart of Rome, to gather the people, to bring people together. We absolutely recommend a stop here. But Rome is full of wonderful things to see, in a fun, intuitive and entertaining way. With squares, steps and fountains and churches. Take Piazza Navona for example The most extravagant of Rome’s Square, adorned with the fountain of The Four Rivers by Bernini, and the church of his rival, Borromini. Visit Piazza Della Rotonda, where you can see the Pantheon, the best preserved and enchanting monument of ancient times. The Spanish Steps A wonderful square, world famous for the beautiful stair case that comes down from Trinità dei Monti with beautiful views of Via dei Condotti, intersecting with via del Corso. The most "In" streets for shopping, with great boutiques and haute couture. Walking along the narrow streets you can find other curiosities such as the mighty Pantheon on Piazza della Rotonda, the once temple dedicate to All the Gods, the Ancient Roman building is now an active Catholic church. Then, of course there is the Trevi Fountain, a little further down the streets. Make sure to take tons of pictures of this magnificent fountain that attracts so many people from all over the world, in that small square. This private tour is a whirlwind of emotions! You'll be catapulted into the Middle Ages, Ancient Roman Times, then to Renaissance times, and back to Roman times. With a stop to grab a quick bite to eat, if you like. Your tour driver will know the perfect place. In fact, near the end of the tour, you will have to make another mandatory stop at the Aventine Hill, another majestic hill, hosting picture perfect views of the Eternal City. Then head to the Circus Maximus, where chariot races were performed in imperial Rome, as we can see in one of the classic American movies, Ben Hur. At the end of the tour, your tour driver will take you wherever you like to be dropped off at, hotel or other. This itinerary can be tailored and can change, so it's not a strict preview. All this is just to give you a taste of all the wonderful places you could see during your time out on the streets of Rome. *Upon request, the icing on the cake would be to reserve one of our professional guides: if you want to enrich your activity, we highly recommend selecting the service of one of our expertise guides for the day!
We will pick you up at your hotel or restaurant, for this Private Rome By Night Tour. You can feel the charming atmosphere of this romantic city among the monuments, over the Capitol Hill, Roman Forum, Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Piazza del Popolo, the unmissable Trevi Fountain and the Vatican City for the breathtaking view of St. Peter’s Basilica illuminated. Then, you will continue onto the Gianicolo Hill for an unforgettable view over the monumental, ancient Rome on the other bank of the Tiber River. From here, you can admire Piazza Navona, a fashionable and crowded meeting point for Romans, or decide to stroll around and explore Testaccio District, the best place in the city to eat a very good pizza and have a traditional glass of Italian wine. Get inspired, by the magic of the Eternal City. In the cobble stone streets, you can only hear the water simmering from the fountains in every hidden corner of every alley.
Your tour driver and your local expertised guide will welcome you at your hotel at any time of your convenience, for this Christian Rome tour. Rome has many churches and on this half day tour we have selected some of the important ones: Basilica di San Clemente – the only church in Rome, built on three different levels, from the 1st to the 12th century. Our expertise tour guide will give a unique insight of the history of this church. Basilica of San John Lateran With your guide, you will visit the interiors of this most ancient church. The “Scala Santa” (Holy Stairs) – located adjacent to the Basilica of St. John Lateran which are said to have been climbed by Jesus of Jerusalem himself. Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem – one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. With our guide you will visit this 4th century church with its relic of the Cross. Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore – dedicated to the Virgin Mary is the largest Catholic Marian church in Rome. Your guide will take you to visit to the basilica are its 5th century mosaics. At the end of the tour we will drive you back to your hotel or any other place of your convenience.
A Tour of the Eternal City at night isn't complete without a traditional Pizza dinner.One of our private tour drivers will welcome you in your Hotel to take you for a ride on the cobble stone streets, golden from reflecting the night lights. You will first off, arrive in a traditional Pizzeria in the heart of Rome. Enjoy a steaming Margherita Pizza or any other option. After all, every pizza is delicious ...and generous on the Mozzarella. After Dinner, your mystic Rome by Night tour begins. You haven't experienced the city's true essence, until you've seen it's beauty in person. Stop by the Gianicolo Belvedere. For the most gorgeous views of Rome. The sun starts to set behind the Cupolone (a charming nickname Romans have coined to describe Saint Peter's Basilica's Dome) Visible from the farthest sites. The rythm is slow, more relaxed. The frantic traffic hours have left to welcome the few lonely cars headed home. Sites become deserted and the streets glow a certain candor. Everything is more still. Drive by Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona and Piazza di Spagna (the Spanish steps) the Squares and fountains. In the silence, only distant chatter and Water streaming. Off to the most famous fountain of them all, The Trevi Fountain. Your tour continues to Capitol Hill, The Roman Forum and the Mighty Colosseum, illuminated in warm tones, highlighting it's absolute grandeur. One last stop in the Square of the World's First Church. Saint Peter's Square, iridescent and holy.Rome at night, will transport you in a different dimension. A unique way to tour the city, with your very own private tour driver. Return to your hotel or any other place you like to be dropped off, with beautiful memories of a magical night.
As if a day in Rome wasn't enough, we will take you for a private tour of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel! A private tour in Rome to remember Enjoy a full day tour in Rome and the Vatican City with your private luxury vehicle. Your personal tour driver will pick you up directly from any place you want, from your hotel or other. And your tour begins! Drive by Piazza Venezia,the impressive circular square, with buildings and monuments enclosing it. With the infamous Balcony from which Mussolini gave his speeches, on one side. Or L'Altare della Patria, Monument to the last king of Italy Vittorio Emanuele the Second, a giant marble white, ancient temple-shaped building that climbs on the side of one of Rome's legendary Seven Hills, Capitoline Hill. Also known as Campidoglio, it hosts incredible views of the Piazza Venezia on one side and the Roman Forum on the other, the perfect division between the ancient Roman past and the present. Speaking of Ancient Roman times, you will head for the Colosseum A stop to see the Mighty Colosseum up-close is definitely a must! Walk Ancient ways of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Drive by the Circus Maximus,a field used mostly for concerts and political events today, but it was once an arena used to entertain Romans while they watched and cheered during water spectacles, fights or reenactments. It was often used as movie sets, like in the film BenHur. To remain in the Roman theme, circle back around into the City Center, characteristic for it's narrow cobble streets that lead to so many wonders. Like the Pantheon! An ancient Roman Temple with a beautifully decorated dome and an incredible history. Created in ancient times, to worship All Gods, it is now one of the active Catholic churches in Rome. To learn more about the Pantheon, visit our blog! Then there's Piazza Navona, not to far from there. A Renaissance delight, with incredible architectures and beautiful fountains, like the Four Rivers fountain, by Bernini. The streets filled with cute little boutiques, old buildings, ivy crawling over the facades and window sills, reveal beautiful wonders, that you will not find in any other place on Earth! Like the Spanish Steps. A beautiful street with the famous sets of stairs that climb into the shape of a giant butterfly up to the square of Trinità dei Monti, which offers incredible views of the Spanish steps below and the busy Via dei Condotti, famous for the most in vogue haute couture stores. One of the adjacent streets hides possibly the most famous Fountain in the WORLD The Trevi Fountain is another mandatory stop. Embedded in a tiny little square, is the world famous fountain. With sculptures of different water related scenes, sea shells, dancing horses and Poseidon. Waterfalls and pools of crystal clear water. What an amazing work of art. Make sure to toss a coin over your shoulder and make a wish! Legend has it, it will guarantee your return in Rome. All this touring can sure work up an appetite! Lucky for you, all of our tour drivers not only know the perfect places to see in Rome, they also love food and know the best restaurants in town! So your tour driver will be happy to recommend the perfect restaurants, trattorias or pizzerias depending on what you are in the mood for. Finally, you driver will take you at the Vatican Museums where you will continue the tour to explore the Museums and the Sistine Chapel! Prepare to sigh! We dare to find something as beautiful as the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel *Upon request, we can arrange one of our qualified guides to take you to a once in a life time experience inside the Vatican. Not to mention, you'll be able to also visit the Basilica of Saint Peter aside from the Museums and Sistine Chapel. In fact, since the entrance in Basilica is free and they've devoted its access only from outside, all the way in Saint Peter's Square, our personal guide would be able to have access of the Basilica from inside the Museums, through an exclusive entrance for guides. So this is certainly something to consider, should you want to include Saint Peter's Basilica to your tour. Other wise you will enjoy your time inside the Museums and Sistine Chapel alone, freely and at your own pace! Without having to stick to a strict itinerary a guided tour would inevitably have. Just know that depending on the number of visits in a day, some wings might be closed. But this won’t matter at all, we can assure you, there is just so much to see, you’ll hardly even notice! To fully assist you, we do offer the possibility of adding Skip the line tickets with privileged entrance directly during the booking process. At the entrance, the customer service will hand you a map of the site, for you to explore the different areas of the Museums and the Sistine Chapel! What you will experience would includes is a system of wings and halls and terraces, including the Cortile Della Pigna, Belvedere, Pio Clementino Museum, the Gallery of Candelabra, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, and Raphael’s Rooms. Next, you will visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel. The breathtaking, overwhelmingly beautiful creation for you to admire! From there, you'll head back to the exit, a trod on the famous cylindrical stair case. Another undisturbed masterpiece, called "Momo" designed by an Italian architect in the 1930s, inspired by Bramante's double helix staircase from the 1500s, inside the Pio Clementine Museum, a wing of the Vatican Museums. From the Momo stair case you'll exit the Museums to find your private tour driver eager to hear your opinions on the experience. And you'll return to your Hotel location in Rome in time for the afternoon tea.
Enjoy one of Rome’s most intimate art experience, on this private tour of the Borghese Gallery. Your guided tour and pre-booked admission ticket offer you complete access to Bernini’s best works shown in this fabulous Villa museum. The nephew of Pope Paul V, Cardinal Scipione Caffarelli Borghese, commissioned this villa in 1613 in his family vineyard, outside Porta Pinciana. Flaminio Ponzio planned the Casina, and after his death Giovanni Vasanzio continued his work. You will see masterpieces by Caravaggio and Raphael, Bernini (Apollo and Daphne, David, The Rape of Proserpine), Titians’ Sacred and Profane Love, Canova’s Venus, scandalous portrait of Paulina Borghese, sister of Napoleon. After the Borghese Gallery, your guide will take you for an exciting small walk through the Borghese Gardens, a onetime vineyard turned private park developed by the same Cardinal Scipione Caffarelli Borghese who built the gallery. There you’ll get the chance to enjoy the silence and the beauty of this park that is located in the heart of Rome. This private tour is ideal for individuals, couples, friends, families and groups. An incredible in-depth visit into Baroque art, run by selected Art History expert guides.
Get ready to enjoy this amazing Vatican tour! An exclusive Private Tour of the Vatican. You will meet with your personal guide for the experience, directly at the Vatican Museums Entrance. Skip the line tickets included! Vatican City, hosts some of the Worlds’ most important art triumphs, created by Raphael, Bernini, Michelangelo, and other magnificent artists. Visit impressive masterpieces, like the frescoes of The Four Raphael Rooms and some of other famous works of the Italian Renaissance. Your personal guide will explain the importance of the bond between art and Christianity, and how it impacted society through the centuries. Experience the Sistine Chapel’s overwhelming beauty. The peak of this private tour, will be your visit to the Sistine Chapel. Admire the most important and known masterpiece, Michelangelo’s “The creation of Adam”. To top if off, you’ll visit the cradle of Christianity, St. Peter’s Basilica. You will have the chance to appreciate the greatness of Michelangelo’s famous Marble sculpture, the Pietà, or Bernini’s magnificent bronze altar. Get the full experience and visit the World famous St. Peter’s square, after the Basilica.
Have you ever imagined just how incredible the story behind the mighty Colosseum really is? Well this private tour is the perfect opportunity to learn all about it An exclusive tour of the Colosseum with your very own fun and entertaining guide! Everything will be take care of for you. All you have to do is get ready to enjoy this amazing Exclusive Colosseum tour! Meet with your guide in Via San Gregorio, adjacent to the Colosseo. After a quick introduction, the tour begins! What is there to say about this site? Where to start? The Colosseum was declared one of the World's Seven Wonders in 2007. It was built between 72 and 83 a.D by the Roman Emperor Vespasian. It is a massive amphitheater that could host an immense amount of spectators. Over 50 thousand people to gathered to view gory, gruesome games, anything from Hunting scenes, to animal killings and gladiator fights. Visit the Colosseum in the most interesting and entertaining way! The Colosseum is certainly one of the most important monuments of ancient Rome. You will learn about the gladiators, the emperors, and society that attended to the gruesome spectacles, that this amphitheater hosted. Your guide will then lead you into the Roman forum, known as the heart of the ancient city and Roman Empire. The first Roman civilization began here. Legendary for its contribution in Christianity’s evolution, it became the administrative and commercial center of ancient Rome. Last but not least, the Palatine Hill! The Palatine Hill is located in the heart of the Seven Hills of Rome. It is one of the most ancient parts of the city and has been called “the first core of the Roman Empire.” It overlooks on the Roman Forum on one side and the Circus Maximus on the other. We don't want to spoil your experience any longer. Just know that your private guide will give you a tour to remember in a lifetime!
Your English speaking driver and official expertise guide will welcome you at your hotel or another place of your convenience, for this Angels & Demons tour. They will take you through the sites in the Eternal City to explore the venues featured in the author’s books, including the Castel St. Angelo, the Pantheon, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the churches of Santa Maria della Vittoria and Santa Maria del Popolo. During this journey, you will decrypt the secrets behind the mysterious Novels. Very few experiences in Romes are comparable to this Angels & Demons tour. The fact that Dan Brown used real, existing locations, art pieces, churches and statues, to create a fictional reality in his books, makes it all so fascinating. This private tour will make you wonder, if anything he wrights in his best sellers is true…
Your tour driver will welcome you at your hotel or any other place of your convenience, for your private Rome Underground Tour. You will start the tour with a trip outside the Aurelian Walls and down the ancient Appian Way to the Catacombs of Rome. Explore ancient burial grounds and learn about early Christian worship and symbology. Next the Basilica of St. Clement, the gracious Catholic cathedral that hosts some of the most unique undergrounds in Rome, in full Ancient Roman style. In fact, this church rises on top of the ancient ruins of separate buildings, a storage area, an adjacent residential villa, and a Mithraeum, a sort of temple, an area where people would gather in the Cult of Mithras, an ancient God. Returning to the historic center, your tour driver will accompany you on a visit to the Capuchin Crypt, also known as the “Bone Church.” Few attractions in Rome rival this underground crypt created by the Capuchin Friars using thousands of bones of their fellow monks to decorate the walls and ceilings. At the end of the tour, your driver will drive you back to your hotel or other area of your convenience.
Discovery Tours will take you on a once in a lifetime journey, to see the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, in all its glory. These locations are some of the most visited venues in the World, on a daily basis. Naturally, these are the places you absolutely have to see, while in Rome. So even though they attract thousands of visitors a day, you just can’t miss out on the opportunity. What if we told you there is another way of visiting Vatican City, without having to deal with long lines and crowds? This private guided tour is exclusively arranged in the Evening. At dusk, entrance at 7:00pm! With Discovery Tours, you will visit the Vatican exclusively after usual closing time. You will meet with your private English speaking guide in front of the Vatican Museums Entrance. He will give you a wonderful tour of the Vatican Museums just as the Sun sets behind the Eternal City. Enjoy the view of the Pinecone Cortyard. The romantic sunset behind Saint Peter’s Dome, will leave you speechless. Then you will enjoy a visit in the Candelabra Gallery, The Four Raphael Rooms and some of other famous works of the Italian Renaissance. Tapestries Gallery and the Gallery of the Maps are something you absolutely have to see during the tour. Last but not least, you will enter the Sistine Chapel One of the highlights of this private tour is the Sistine Chapel, in all its glory. This beautiful, overwhelming experience is brought to you by Discovery Tours. What a way to end your day in Rome!
Today you will learn about 22 centuries of history, which will be shared with knowledge, humor and passion on this Jewish Rome tour. The Jewish ghetto was established in 1555 and was controlled by the papacy until the capture of Rome in 1870. Jewish people were confined in a walled area often subject to floods of the nearby river with three gates that were locked at night. Not only were the Jews confined, they were also subject to professional and economic restrictions. It is a common misconception that Rome is only a Christian city, but it’s not. In fact, in Rome you will see more Jewish sites you could imagine. This tour will offer you the opportunity to visit the Jewish Ghetto with its complex variety of history, architecture and tradition. It’s one of the most fascinating areas of Rome, one with the highest number of examples of Roman and Medieval architecture – out of the very few – that still stand in Rome. You will be taken on an interesting tour of this very rich cultural heritage, visiting the Ghetto and its highlights. The Roman Ghetto is also full of restaurants offering delicious Jewish-Roman dishes, like the famous fried artichokes, the “carciofi alla giudia”. A stop in the Jewish bakery is a must and will make your trip to Rome unforgettable. At the end of your tour, your driver will take you back to your Hotel in Rome.
Explore the Ancient, Imperialistic side of Rome with a personal guide in the Colosseum This private tour will cover every possible aspect of ancient times! This experience will help you understand more about a fascinating culture and civilization. You will pass through the gladiators barracks, and arrive at the most known monument in the world, the Coliseum. Here, you can stroll through the path of the victorious legions, up to Via Sacra, and into the commercial, religious, and political center in the Ancient city, The Roman Forum. The last stop is at the top of Capitol Hill where you can look at the ruins of the empire, before reaching the wonderful Piazza Del Campidoglio, planned by Michelangelo during the Renaissance to be the center of political powers. Take this private tour, for a time traveling experience in the Highlights of this Ancient Imperial civilization. An amazing private tour in Ancient Rome. This itinerary is designed to offer the best way to see and understand the ancient monuments of Rome: how they were built, how they were used between stories and also facts that will enrich the visit.