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Portico of Octavia (Portico di Ottavia) Tours

Portico of Octavia (Portico di Ottavia)
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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Portico of Octavia is located at Via del Portico D'Ottavia, 29. To get there, take tram 8 to Arenula - Cairoli and walk east.
Address: Via del Portico D'Ottavia, 29, Rome, Lazio 00186, Italy
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.64
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$94.64
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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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$118.30
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$118.30
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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

Jewish Rome , walking tour with museum and Synagogue included

Jewish Rome , walking tour with museum and Synagogue 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
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$88.73
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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
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$73.35
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$73.35
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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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$105.29
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$105.29
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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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$72.71
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$72.71

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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$143.08
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$143.08
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The Heart of Ancient Rome and Ghetto, private walking tour

The Heart of Ancient Rome and Ghetto, private walking tour

Jewish people have been making a home in Rome since the 2nd century, but the city’s Jewish history is sometimes overshadowed by more famous landmarks. During this tour, delve into the 16th-century Trastevere neighborhood with your private guide and explore the world's oldest Jewish ghetto. Discover top Trastevere attractions including the Porticus Octaviae and Tiber Island, and learn of the power struggles between the Vatican and the Jewish settlers.
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  • 3 hours
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$208.27
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$208.27
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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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$223.59
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$223.59
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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
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$108.84
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$108.84
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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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$108.84
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The Jewish Ghetto in Rome

The Jewish Ghetto in Rome

A route that is certainly able to offer continuous surprises is the one inside the extraordinary Jewish Ghetto, forcedly built between Largo di Torre Argentina and the Tiber. You can choose between two options: with meeting point or with pick up included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.53
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$74.53
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Private Food Tour In Rome's Historic Center

Private Food Tour In Rome's Historic Center

Enjoy a culinary journey through the historic center of Rome. Join us on the hunt for food havens, carefully avoiding tourist traps thanks to the precious guidance of our local culinary expert. Savor coffee, gelato, pizza al taglio, bread, cheese and more, whilst learning about Rome’s culinary traditions. Indulge in mouth-watering street food and fresh local produce. Learn about the history of the area and its unique culinary specialties Vegetarian and non-alcoholic options available Enjoy a bespoke experience with a culinary expert
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.88
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$147.88
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Rome Historic Centre Food Tour

Rome Historic Centre Food Tour

Enjoy a culinary journey through the historic center of Rome. Join us on the hunt for food havens, carefully avoiding tourist traps thanks to the precious guidance of our local culinary expert. Savor coffee, gelato, pizza al taglio, bread, cheese and more, whilst learning about Rome’s culinary traditions. Indulge in mouth-watering street food and fresh local produce. Learn about the history of the area and its unique culinary specialties Vegetarian and non-alcoholic options available Enjoy small groups of maximum 12 people or less led by a local expert
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.94
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$115.94
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$316.46
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$316.46
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.56
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$100.56

Trastevere & Jewish Ghetto Private Tour by Local Guide Marco w Artichoke Tasting

Trastevere & Jewish Ghetto Private Tour by Local Guide Marco w Artichoke Tasting

Take a stroll through one of Romes prettiest and characteristic districts. Trastevere is a picturesque neighbourhood where Roman traditions and customs are alive and well. You will be able to explore the narrow streets and alleyways which give the area much of its charm, as well as visit the lovely Jewish Ghetto, where you'll learn about the history of Europe's oldest Jewish community. Finally, you will savour the traditional Roman-Jewish Fried Artichokes (Carciofi alla Giudia).
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  • 3 hours
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$235.42
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$235.42
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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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$72.31
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$72.31

ROME FOOD TOUR: 8 Tastings - Private Experience

ROME FOOD TOUR: 8 Tastings - Private Experience

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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. ​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 bakeries and 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 delicious food tastings, which are of course included in the price. ​The route can be 100% personalized according to your preferences, diets or food restrictions. Just let your guide know!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.21
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$122.21
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$199.93
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$199.93
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Private Half-Day Bike Tour of Rome

Private Half-Day Bike Tour of Rome

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See Rome on two wheels on this 4-hour private bike tour. You'll explore outside the historical center to discover a new piece of the city. Following a private guide, visit hidden gems that most visitors never see and get to know the real Rome through a local's eyes. A glass of wine is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.25
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$70.25
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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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$95.00
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$95.00

Rome: 4-hours Evening Food & Wine Tour around Navona Square and Jewish Ghetto

Rome: 4-hours Evening Food & Wine Tour around Navona Square and Jewish Ghetto

Join the Jewish Ghetto and Piazza Navona 4-hours Food and Wine Tour to learn all about Rome’s genuine food and culture. Stop in some of the most famous landmarks of Rome at night and taste some typical food. With an expert local guide you will stop by different restaurants, delis, pastry shops and wine shops to taste some of the most delicious food and wine, a perfect ensemble of culinary and cultural stops. A perfect way to experience the city by getting to know its culture, sightsee and taste its local food!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.29
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$105.29
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