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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, Theatre of Marcellus, 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
USD 70.58
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, this excursion visits tucked-away treasures, such as a pyramid and an ancient lie detector test, along with better-known  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, start the tour with a 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 Theatre of Marcellus (Teatro Marcello).

Swing past the Mouth of Truth (Bocca della Verita), 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 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 highlights, 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 2 August 2018
Great guide and interesting tour

We have gone on dozens of tours and can tell you that Marta was one of the very best tour guides that we have had. She was very friendly, knowledgeable and patient. We very much enjoyed the tour and will recommend it to others as...More

Thank Fawn F
Reviewed 1 August 2018
EXCELLENT GUIDE - INTERESTING SITES

Our Guide was both knowledgeable and entertaining. It was really great to get to see a variety of interesting sites throughout Rome. I walked on the Appian Way, stood under an Aqueduct, walked the Jewish Ghetto, saw the Circus Maximus and a few other interesting...More

Thank Verena R
Reviewed 29 July 2018
Great guide and interesting tour

Our guide Julia was fantastic. Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We took a Walks of Italy tour on last trip to Rome and it was also great so we highly recommend this company. I highly recommend the Off the Beaten Path tour for those you...More

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed 18 July 2018
Great stroll and narrative!

Enjoyed the small group and loved getting away from the crowds, nice pace and plenty of surprising visuals and facts about Rome's history. Gave me a few ideas to explore the following few days, so recommend this early in your trip. The name of my...More

Thank Hainsey53
Reviewed 1 July 2018
A guide with a passion for history!

A guide with a passion for history! I know this sounds crazy, but not all guides are created equal. Our guide had a true passion for the history and a great storytelling technique. She was quite simply awesome! My family walked on a centuries old...More

Thank SewMyStyle
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MoonSands
5 July 2018|
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Response from kerekesv | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we did walk along the Appian Way but it was fairly short, about 15 minutes because the tour takes in a lot of sights. I taken a number of tours with Walks of Italy and have been very happy with all of them. Great... More
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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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Response from zizzle14 | Reviewed this property |
our guide gave a lot of information.
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