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Portico of Octavia (Portico di Ottavia)

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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$76.33
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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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$75.66
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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
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$60.32
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The 10 Tastings of Rome With Locals: Private Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Rome With Locals: Private Food Tour

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Sample the unique flavors of the Eternal City during this private food tour of Rome. Traverse the Campo de' Fiori area and old Jewish Quarter with a local guide in search of local treats like pizza, coffee, a ricotta pie, and gelato. Learn about the history behind each dish as you make your way between a plethora of locales.
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  • 3 hours
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$114.51
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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
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$109.57
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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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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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$97.26
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Private Jewish Ghetto Tour

Private Jewish Ghetto Tour

Learn about one of the world's oldest Jewish communities during this private guided tour of Rome's Jewish Ghetto. Listen to an in-depth history of the Eternal City's Jewish community, from antiquity until today. Private tours can be selected at any time of day and include complimentary audio headsets for groups of six or more, plus a stroll through neighboring Trastevere.
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  • 3 hours
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$183.39
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Bike tour higlights of Rome

Bike tour higlights of Rome

Let me know if you have some special request , i'll try to make you happy. As a Roman guide with international experience, i'll take you where the Roman go and introduce you the best place in town.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$80.71
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Roman Food Experience Small-Group Tour

Roman Food Experience Small-Group 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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$107.72
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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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$329.33
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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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$116.96
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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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$81.25
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Jewish Ghetto Virtual Tour

Jewish Ghetto Virtual Tour

*** START TIME IS US EST *** Join our Roman guide Caterina to discover the fascinating story of Rome’s Jewish community on our virtual tour of the city’s atmospheric Jewish Ghetto. The story of Judaism in Rome stretches all the way back to the days of the Roman Empire, a story of persecution but also triumph over adversity. We’ll be taking a virtual stroll along the lively main street Via Portico d’Ottavia, lined with characteristic Kosher shops, bakeries and restaurants, as we learn the dark tale of the Community's segregation in the 16th century. Along the way we’ll visit picturesque Piazza Mattei with its famous turtle fountain, the imposing Portico d’Ottavia with the remains of the city’s medieval fish market, and even the grand ruins of an ancient Roman theatre – the spectacular Teatro Marcello. Both for its atmospheric beauty and frequently tragic history, the Jewish Ghetto is one of Rome’s most enduringly fascinating areas - get a virtual taster with our immersive live webinar!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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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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$123.11
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$232.68
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Run around Rome

Run around Rome

Our guide is a true marathon runner passionate about running and history. With this tour you will have a quick overview of the essentials of the city and the highlights of its history. By leaving early in the morning you can avoid the crowds and fully appreciate monuments such as the Trevi Fountain, which is usually crowded with tourists.
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  • 1 hour
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$56.31
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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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$113.26
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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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$42.95
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Magic night ride on italian bikes

Magic night ride on italian bikes

Explore Rome by night is really magic, doing on real hand made italian bikes is a must do! This is an unique occasion to see Rome starting from a local area to have the opportunity to see much more than just the touristic spots. this ride is a real ride into Rome, with locals who love their city and their bikes. Ask me for any curiosity or suggestion.
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  • 3 hours
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$104.65
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Group Walking Tour: Food & Wine Tasting in Rome Trastevere

Group Walking Tour: Food & Wine Tasting in Rome Trastevere

Taste your way around the Eternal City during this guided, food-lovers' tour through three of Rome's most picturesque neighborhoods. Sample Roman pizza, local wines, pasta, baked sweets, and the famous "carciofi alla giudia," or Jewish artichoke. The route covers the bustling marketplace of Campo de' Fiori, the Jewish Ghetto, and postcard-perfect Trastevere.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$148.89
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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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$113.26
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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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$208.06
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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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$36.93
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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 48 Portico of Octavia (Portico di Ottavia) tickets and tours on Viator.
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