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Portico of Octavia (Portico di Ottavia) Tours and Activities

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The Portico of Octavia (Portico di Ottavia) was a large courtyard with many columns originally built in the 2nd century BC. It was rebuilt about 100 years later by Emperor Augustus and dedicated to his sister, Octavia. It once covered an area of almost 445 feet long and almost 380 feet wide, larger than a football field, and it had

more than 300 Corinthian columns. The Temple of Juno Regina and the Temple of Jupiter Stator stood in the middle. Today not much remains of the structure compared to what it once was. Visitors can still see five columns and the ruins of the entrance gate.

In the Middle Ages, the ruins of the Portico of Octavia became the site of a fish market. A stone to the right of the portico's great arch still marks the location. Nearby you can find the Teatro Marcello, the Tiber River and Tiber Island, the Temple of Apollo Sosiano, and it's not far from the Roman Forum.

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Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto

Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto

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Go on the hunt for some of the best food in Rome on this culinary walking tour through the areas of Campo de’ Fiori, Trastevere, and the Jewish Quarter. With a guide, learn the local secrets of the Eternal City and sample traditional Italian favorites like gelato and pasta, as well as local specialties like fried artichokes. Limited to 12 people, this tour offers a more personal sightseeing experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.26
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$74.26
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Rome Street Food Tour with Local Guide

Rome Street Food Tour with Local Guide

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Taste your way through Rome's street food scene on this gourmet walking tour. Sample a variety of street foods, such as zucchini flowers, suppli, pastries, and pizza, while taking in the impressive scenery of historic Rome all around you. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors to Rome and for foodies who want to learn more about Roman cuisine.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.30
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Jewish Ghetto and Navona Food Wine and Sightseeing Tour of Rome

Jewish Ghetto and Navona Food Wine and Sightseeing Tour of Rome

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Immerse yourself in the flavors of the ‘Eternal City’ on a half-day tour through Rome’s iconic foods and wine. Visit a series of local restaurants in Campo Marzio and the Jewish Ghetto for tastings that range from fish and meat to pizza, pasta, and desserts served alongside Italian wines. Take in the city’s historic sites as you go, with time to explore classic piazzas, ancient Roman sites, temples, and a synagogue. Finish your tour with inside tips on the best places to eat, drink and explore in Rome.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.59
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$106.59
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Rome Segway Tour: City Highlights

Rome Segway Tour: City Highlights

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Glide along historic streets and picture-perfect piazzas on a Segway tour of Rome. Enjoy the personal experience of a small-group tour, and see some of the city’s most iconic sites. Circle Piazza Navona and pay your respects to ancient gods at the Pantheon, then visit the ultra-romantic Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Get a great overview of Rome’s history and culture as your guide narrates each stop, and take in the best of the city with a high-tech, low-impact means of transport.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$73.61
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Mamma Mia! Personalized Roman Family Food Tour

Mamma Mia! Personalized Roman Family Food Tour

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Treat your family to the flavors of Italy on a private 3-hour food tour in Rome. Taste a total of 10 dishes, including pizza bianca, cannoli, fresh fruit, and a Sicilian cookie. The kid-friendly culinary adventure through the Eternal City includes educational games and activities to keep even the fussiest of children entertained. Without the stress of a large group tour, you're able to share a bonding experience with your kids.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.77
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Sketching Rome Tour

Sketching Rome Tour

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Artists and arts-lovers will enjoy this art-focused sketching tour of Rome. With a drawing instructor guide, travel through the city to some of the most sketch-worthy locations. A handmade sketchbook, pencils, pens, and watercolors are provided for you; you can take advantage of as little or as much guidance from your instructor as you wish.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Gluten-Free Food & Wine Tour of Rome with Local Guide and Sightseeing

Gluten-Free Food & Wine Tour of Rome with Local Guide and Sightseeing

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Those with dietary restrictions can enjoy a food tour in Rome by booking this gluten-free food tour with a guide. Visit several local family-run businesses, some of which have been around for centuries, to taste the wares and sip wines. You'll have plenty of time to ask questions and snap photos in the historic neighborhoods of Rome as you explore.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$202.41
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$202.41
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Criminal tour of Rome

Criminal tour of Rome

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Tour Rome's dark history in the company of a guide, learning stories that you wouldn't otherwise hear on a typical tour. With a group of fellow crime buffs, walk through the city, stopping at locations where some grisly crimes took place. To conclude your tour, take a break with a coffee and discuss what you've learned or ask questions.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$41.79
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$41.79
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Roman Food Experience Semi - Private Tour

Roman Food Experience Semi - Private Tour

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Savor the sights, scents, and tastes of Rome on a small-group walking tour tailor-made for traveling foodies. Follow your guide around the food shops, markets, and lively piazzas of the Trastevere district. Along the way, sample the varied flavors of Italian cuisine, including cheese, prosciutto, sweet pastries, and pizza. Your culinary journey isn’t over yet—visit the Campo dei Fiori market, sit down for a pasta dinner at a local osteria, then satisfy your sweet tooth with a delicious gelato.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$104.80
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Rome Jewish District Walking Tour

Rome Jewish District Walking Tour

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Rome might be most famous for its ancient ruins, but the Italian capital also has a rich Jewish heritage. On this 2-hour walking tour, see the remains of the former Jewish ‘ghetto’ and learn about its transformation into one of the city’s liveliest neighborhoods; visit the Porch of Octavia, and Tiberina Island; and sample traditional Jewish pastries.
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  • 2 hours
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$113.78
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Rome Jewish Ghetto and the Great Synagogue

Rome Jewish Ghetto and the Great Synagogue

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UNESCO–listed Rome is perhaps most famous for the Colosseum, but away from this ancient attraction there’s a rich Jewish history waiting to be discovered. On this tour, follow your guide through the 16th-century Trastevere neighborhood to sites of interest including the Great Synagogue of Rome. Learn of the trials and tribulations faced by Roman Jews down the centuries, and hear the hidden secrets of the world's oldest Jewish ghetto.
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  • 3 hours
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$320.38
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ROME FOOD TOUR: 8 Tastings | Mini-Group of 8 People

ROME FOOD TOUR: 8 Tastings | Mini-Group of 8 People

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If you are a real foodie, you simply can't leave Rome without getting a taste of its rich culinary tradition. That's why we designed the Rome Food Tour! ​In this fun and exploratory journey, in the company of a local expert, you'll savour Rome's Culinary Specialties. Personal attention will be guaranteed to everyone as you'll join a Small Group of 8 people or fewer. ​To start you off, you'll visit the old Campo de' Fiori Market, where you'll learn everything there is to know about Italian Food Excellences. ​Then you'll get to discover special delicacies at historic shops across the Pantheon area and the Jewish district. Not just the authentic gelato and the best coffee in town but also plenty of street food tidbits only locals know about. Mouth-watering supplì, focacce, cannoli and much more, while wandering through Rome's landmarks and secret alleys. We have selected 8 different food tastings, which are of course included in the price. Ready to taste the best of Rome? Join us!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.20
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$73.20
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The Heart of Ancient Rome and Ghetto Walking Tour

The Heart of Ancient Rome and Ghetto Walking Tour

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Discover two of Rome’s oldest and best-preserved historic neighborhoods on a 3-hour morning walking tour of the Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto districts. Hear tales of local history from a guide as you pass by highlights like the Byzantine Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Tiber Island, Portico d'Ottavia temple and Bernini’s Turtle Fountain. Finish at a traditional open-air market, where you’ll enjoy a slice of true Roman life with take-away pizza.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.19
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Discover the Jewish Ghetto of Rome on a Small Group Walking Tour

Discover the Jewish Ghetto of Rome on a Small Group Walking Tour

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Discover the beauty, mystery and history of the world’s oldest Jewish Ghetto and find the hidden treasures of Rome that most tourists never see. This tour of the more local side of Rome has you meet your friendly, expert guide in Piazza Venezia at the bottom of the steps to the Capitoline Hill or Campidoglio before you head into the famous Jewish Ghetto or Jewish Quarter. Discover one of the oldest and still functioning parts of Rome as your guide brings this area to life.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.93
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The Heart of Rome and its Treasures: Full-Day Tour with Lunch

The Heart of Rome and its Treasures: Full-Day Tour with Lunch

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Discover the secrets of Rome’s ancient treasures on this insightful full-day tour. Stroll through the city’s old Jewish ghetto and the Trastevere neighborhood while your guide illuminates the history of landmarks like the Portico d’Ottavia and Piazza Trilussa. Enjoy a traditional lunch and spend the afternoon exploring Rome’s most iconic monuments including the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Tour size is limited for a more personalized small-group experience.
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  • 6 hours
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$226.36
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Private Dinner Experience in the Jewish Roman Ghetto

Private Dinner Experience in the Jewish Roman Ghetto

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Experience Rome like a Roman with a traditional Italian dinner at a local restaurant in the Jewish Quarter. Join your hosts for a delicious 3-course dinner, sample a selection of typical Italian dishes, and learn about the family recipes from the chef. Each course is paired with regional wines and a maximum of 10 people ensures an intimate dining experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$79.05
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Rome Trastevere Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience

Rome Trastevere Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience

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Our Food Tour in Rome unfolds in the historic Trastevere area and will escort you among the dishes most loved by the Romans, their strong flavours and the famous wines from Lazio. We always choose the best dishes, aiming to introduce you to our traditions, suggest the best restaurants and make you live the best culinary experience ever. The tourist is guided by a "Foodie", a local "buddy" able to explain every detail of the selected restaurants, their preparations, and the relevant history/curiosities. Do Eat Better Experience tours are a mix of high-quality gastronomy as a way of showing Italian culture and lifestyle and a walking experience together with a local friend. This is the reason why we accept small groups only: we want to focus on a genuine exchange and give to each tourist the highest attention possible. Please, note that the tour is always run in English and Italian; other languages upon request.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.33
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$87.33
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Small-Group Rome Jewish Ghetto Tour

Small-Group Rome Jewish Ghetto Tour

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Go back in time on a walking tour of the historic Roman-Jewish Ghetto, established in 1555. Your guide eliminates the hassle of navigating on your own, bringing you to the area’s most popular destinations. Visit the open-air Theater of Marcellus, Bernini’s turtles in Mattei Square, the Synagogue, and the Jewish Museum before stopping for a taste of Roman-Jewish cuisine.
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  • 3 hours
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$101.80
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Jewish Rome with Synagogue and museum included

Jewish Rome with Synagogue and museum included

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your expert guide and art historian will take to discover the jewish comunity of Rome, the oldest in the world, that moved to Europe in the ancient days. The jewish area is rich in history and anecdotes. Imposing Roman ruins will welcome us , alternated with medieval houses and the huge Synagogue . Five different rites were celebrated in the past. Using recostructions , pictures and our imagination we can figure out how the place was until the 19th century, how and when was enclosed in a Ghetto. We cross river tiber passing by tiberina island and we finish at Tastevere neighborhood , where once , before Christ, all foreigners of the city lived . We see one of the oldest place of worship of roman times .At the end of the tour you will join the guides of the museum, an audioguide will explain everything inside , the staff will take into the Major Temple. Entrance fee with audioguide is included 11 euro / 5 euro students
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.83
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Sunset Cooking Class in the Jewish Ghetto: Pasta, Gnocchi, Biscotti

Sunset Cooking Class in the Jewish Ghetto: Pasta, Gnocchi, Biscotti

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Perhaps the best loved Italian dish around the world is pasta, but to really uncover the joys of this simple dish, no foodie should miss the fresh pasta in Rome. With this culinary walking tour and cooking class, follow along with a professional chef, and learn how to prepare handmade pasta yourself. Highlights include working with seasonal ingredients, learning about the history of the Jewish Ghetto, and feasting on your homemade creations with a glass of wine.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.62
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The Roman Jewish Ghetto Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

The Roman Jewish Ghetto Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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This is an intimate tour of one of Rome's most famous landmarks: The Ghetto. The traditional home of Rome's Jewish community, (Europe's oldest) the Ghetto was walled-in for nearly 300 years. It's still the center of Jewish life in Rome, full of history, sights and good food. The tour guides you through the winding streets of the Ghetto, explaining everything along the way. You'll see ancient structures like the famous Portico D'Ottavia, and where the Holocaust took place in Rome. You'll explore the massive Neo-Baroque synagogue and also pop into a family-run bakery for the best kosher cookies in the world. This tour has something for everyone and with Voicemap's GPS-triggered audio, you can spend a quiet morning wandering around the neighborhood and know the answers to every question you might have. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 30 minutes
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$5.63
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$5.63

Taste of Rome via retrò bike - street food ed

Taste of Rome via retrò bike - street food ed

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Taste your way around the Eternal City during this half-day, foodie-lovers Rome cycling tour. Hop a trendy, retro bike as you ride your way through the attraction-packed historic center, stopping to enjoy fresh bites of pizza and pastries, plus a full pasta lunch with wine. Highlights include Aventino Hill, Testaccio, Trastevere, the Colosseum, and the Jewish Ghetto.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$57.22
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Small Group Tour - Skip the line: Secrets Rome, off the Beaten track!

Small Group Tour - Skip the line: Secrets Rome, off the Beaten track!

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See a side to Rome that most visitors miss on this small-group tour. Go off-the-beaten track and underground through ruins and columns. Visit a 2,000-year-old market and cross an island by Rome's oldest bridge. Finish at the little-known church of San Crisogono, over a huge underground house, where archaeologists found a large frescoed wall.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.19
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$110.19
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Secret Corners of Rome: Campo de' Fiori, Trastevere and Ghetto Private Tour

Secret Corners of Rome: Campo de' Fiori, Trastevere and Ghetto Private Tour

Welcome to the beating heart of Rome! Discover the Hidden Corners of the Eternal City. The private tour will begin with a nice stroll around the flower market in Campo de’ Fiori, the living square by definition. Continuing the walking you will find yourself surrounded by the historical popular houses of the Jewish Ghetto, a fascinating ancient jewish district where you will admire the Synagogue and the beautiful fountain of Turtles. A little farther on, you will cross the old pedestrian bridge of Ponte Sisto on the way to the most picturesque neighborhood of Rome, Trastevere, a magic place plenty of traditional restaurants and cafès in which you will discover, hidden by the narrow cobblestone streets, the stunning Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere. You can choose to add the most beautiful and elegant vintage cars with drivers in Rome among Rolls Royce, Bentley, Cadillac, Excalibur... for a unique three-hour tour visiting the most representative places in Rome.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.65
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Portico of Octavia (Portico di Ottavia) costs USD 5.63. Guided Portico of Octavia (Portico di Ottavia) tours start around USD 5.63 per person. See all 47 Portico of Octavia (Portico di Ottavia) tickets and tours on Viator.
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