Rome As a Local: Hidden Gems & Ancient Wonders

841 reviews

3.5 hours

Max 15

Why take this tour?


  • Take a full tour of the Jewish Ghetto, spotting landmarks including the Teatro Marcello (The Jewish Colosseum)
  • Enjoy a stroll through Tiber Island
  • Soak up the sights and sounds of Trastevere
  • Indulge in tastings at the Innocenti Bakery
  • Marvel at the beauty of Santa Cecilia Church
  • Walk the Appian Way
  • Explore the Park of the Aqueducts
  • Enjoy a few local surprises!
  • Sites Visited
  • The Jewish Ghetto
  • Teatro Marcello (The Jewish Colosseum)
  • Tiber Island
  • Trastevere
  • Innocenti Bakery
  • Santa Cecilia Church
  • The Appian Way
  • Park of the Aqueducts
  • Pyramid of Caius Cestius
  • Aurelian walls
  • Testaccio Market
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Air-conditioned transport with driver
  • Food Tasting - Bakery
  • Food Tasting - Pasta
  • Beverage Tasting

Take an afternoon to explore beyond the obvious


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This is a super interesting tour that will give you a more in-depth experience of ionici areas such as the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere and will give you the wonderful opportunity to admire other treasures of Rome like the remarkable Roman aqueducts in the area of the Appian Way and the Testaccio Marketplace. And here is the cherry on the cake!!!! A delightful plate of Roman pasta, a choice of Carbonara, Amatriciana, Cacio e Pepe or Gricia, abundant and tasty. Traditional Roman recipes in the most traditional atmosphere of the most traditional Roman market.
Chiara · Nov 06, 2022 · United States · Female
This tour allows an in-depth experience of some ionic areas of Rome such as the Jewish Ghetto, Tiberine Island, Trastevere and the Roman Aqueducts on the Appian Way. Each one of these places is presented and explored in a way that would be impossible to accomplish by oneself. The Tour Guide Andrea Silvestri captured everybody's attention and continued to fascinate us all throughout the tour with his profound knowledge and sensitive comments. I was particularly moved by Andrea's description of the events in the Ghetto during WWII and of St Cecilia's story. Andrea is much more than an excellent tour guide, he is a very interesting and charismatic person with an unusual knowledge of his city and a very good sense of humour. The Testaccio Marketplace at the end of the tour is the cherry on the cake!
Chiara · Nov 06, 2022 · United States · Female
Liam was fantastic! Gave us a list of extras to visit and taste more of Rome.
David · Oct 05, 2022 · United States · Male · 35 to 44 years
Liam was excellent with a head full of knowledge about Rome, its history and the vast reach into many hidden aspects of life even in modern day.
David · Oct 05, 2022 · United States · Male · 35 to 44 years
Andy was an excellent guide. Both witty and knowledgeable. Our best recommendations for this tour.
Peter · Aug 21, 2022 · Denmark · Female · 45 to 54 years

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point

This tour meets in front of the Antico Caffè al Teatro Marcello on Via del Teatro Marcello, 42. The Antico Caffè al Teatro Marcello is located on the corner of Via del Teatro Marcello and Via Montanara. You can see Teatro Marcello from Antico Caffe, which is a short walk from Piazza Venezia (7-10 minute walk).

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
No. Unfortunately, due to site restrictions we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. If you use a wheelchair and book this tour by accident, we are happy to offer you credit for a future tour that is wheelchair accessible anywhere in the world, or a full refund.
What if the weather is bad (rain, snow, hail, etc.) on the day of my tour?
Our tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements. We also ask you to please remember hats and sunscreen if you are taking this tour in the summer as it might be very hot.
Are the sites on this tour accessible to wheelchair users?
Not all of the sites on this tour are wheelchair accessible. Also, our Transport vans are not equipped to transport wheelchairs. Please contact us at [email protected] to make alternate arrangements.
Do I need to bring a photo identification with me?
Yes! This is especially important if you have purchased a student ticket because some sights will check when we arrive.
Does the order of the itinerary on this tour ever change?
Occasionally the sights on this tour are visited in a different order. This happens due to logistical changes and snap decisions made by our guides to avoid crowds and thus improve your visit.
Do we always see the sights in the same order that you have listed in the description?
No. Sometimes the order of our visits change due to logistical issues or your guide make a snap decision to avoid crowds in order to increase the quality of your visit.