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Rome Off the Beaten Path, Including Appian Way Aqueducts and Jewish Ghetto

  • 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
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$67.86
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.
Reviews (58)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
The best tour of all

We did three tours in Rome--one at the Vatican, one of the Colosseum, and this Appian Way/Aquaducts tour. This was our favorite. Our tour guide, Marta, was just PERFECT. She was full of information but so conversational, funny, easy-going, and exactly what we needed as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ayinde2
Reviewed 30 January 2019
Excellent Tour!

This was one of our favorite tours for our trip in Rome! I studied abroad for a semester back in 2010, and I hadn't seen most of the things on this tour. It was a great small tour, I believe there was only 5 of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank agusdorf
Reviewed 23 January 2019
Walks of Italy tours were amazing!!

The Hidden Gems tours was not one we had expect to be amazing, but it was as good at the Coliseum and Vatican tours. All the guides were knowledgeable and very passionate about the history they were describing. The instructions on finding the locations were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 455Mike
Reviewed 22 December 2018
A Wonderful, Jam-Packed Morning!

Our guide, Roberta, was wonderful, friendly, personable and very knowledgeable. Thanks to our driver, too, for braving Roman traffic. Because we had wheels, we were able to see much more of Rome than otherwise would have been possible in a morning. We went all the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ClioChicago_Illinois
Reviewed 9 November 2018
Fascinating tour, outstanding guide

We loved the smaller group size of 10 people; 30 had signed up for the tour, but instead of putting all of us in one large group, we were divided into 3 groups, each with our own guide. The Jewish Ghetto was fascinating and a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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10 March 2019|
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Response from ClioChicago_Illinois | Reviewed this property |
I agree with agusdorf that enough time was spent at the aqueducts and Appian Way.
4 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
5 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