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Rome Off The Beaten Path Including Appian Way Aqueducts and Jewish Ghetto

Highlights
  • Discover Rome’s lesser-known landmarks on a tour away from the tourist trail
  • Hear the history behind the Ancient Appian Way, Teatro Marcello, and more
  • Relax with transport between the sites and save your energy for sightseeing
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Rome Off The Beaten Path Including Appian Way Aqueducts and Jewish Ghetto
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Rome Off The Beaten Path Including Appian Way Aqueducts and Jewish Ghetto
From US$69.89
Overview
Spark your intrigue of the Italian capital with a tour of Rome's lesser-known gems. Perfect for those who want to see the sites that the guidebooks sideline, the excursion visits tucked-away treasures such a pyramid and an ancient lie detector test along with better-known attractions like the Ancient Appian Way and the Jewish Ghetto. Even better: Numbers are capped at 15 for a small-group tour.
What to Expect
With your guide and group, you’ll walk into the heart of the Jewish Ghetto. Originating in the 16th century, the enclave is enshrined in Roman culture and is home to landmarks such as the Colosseum-like Teatro Marcello.

Swing past the Bocca della Verità (the Mouth of Truth), a face-like plaque that’s rumored to bite the hands of liars, then pause by Circus Maximus before you continue to the Ancient Appian Way.

Once the busiest road into Rome, the street is steeped in history. Hear tales of emperors and Spartacus as you amble along the cobbles, and pass into the Aqueduct Park. Gaze into the Baths of Caracalla and strike a pose for photos from Janiculum Hill; it’s one of the best city vantage points.

Take in other gems such as a so-called optical illusion of St. Peter’s Basilica and Rome’s only pyramid, then work your way back to central Rome.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Our guide was so informative and entertaining and we had a wonderful time.

Our guide had a gift for story telling and imparted information in a fun and interesting way making history come alive in an entertaining way. He's the one in the jug band!

Thank simonecrow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
All Roads Lead to Rome

Camilla was a wonderful tour guide. She's very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She seems to truly enjoy working with people and sharing her knowledge of her beautiful city. I have taken several tours with Walks of Italy and have always thoroughly enjoyed them. And this...More

1  Thank kerekesv
Reviewed 17 May 2018
Educational, relaxed pace, great tour

Finally a tour where we didn't feel rushed. It was as guide Marta said - a walk with friends! Along with the history of the areas, she filled us in on local tips - how to drink out of a water fountain. The scenery out...More

Thank _jrgretfc
Reviewed 30 March 2018
I love Walks of Italy!

Every time we visit Rome, we try to incorporate one of the Walks of Italy tours. This time we chose Rome Off the Beaten Path. This was a great tour to see parts of Rome you would not ordinarily see. We visited the Jewish ghetto...More

Thank dnchambe
Reviewed 5 February 2018
Glad I did this tour, so very interesting!

Had it with overcrowded ruins & stuffy museums? This tour is a welcome reprieve from the hustle and bustle of (admittedly lovely) Rome. The morning starts at a central meeting spot - in our case a cafe next to the Theatre of Marcellus (Teatro Marcello)...More

1  Thank Diana W
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LinkieVBD
6 June 2018|
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Response from Diana W | Reviewed this property |
Great answer by zizzle14. Just adding that the tour will end back at the starting point right at lunchtime, so if you want to sample some authentic Roman Jewish cuisine, you can walk a few blocks back to the ghetto and snag... More
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marthajhauck
11 May 2018|
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our guide gave a lot of information.
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11 May 2018|
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Response from kerekesv | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, we only spent about 10 minutes at the aqueducts. I would loved to have had at least an hour to wander about the area, but due to the timing of getting around Rome to the other sites, we were limited to only... More
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