Our cruise stops at Civitacchia on Thursday, May 22 (7 am-7 pm). We have been to Rome before and have visited most of the sites. This time we would like to spend our time visiting/touring Jewish Rome. I have read many travel books and sites for information about the trains. Since we must be back to our ship comfortably before sailing time, I need to know if I am being realistic with this plan. Here is what I am thinking:
7:00 Ship Docks
8:00 leave ship
9:30 Arrive Rome
10:30. Arrive Great Synagoge (Lungotevere Cenci 15 Rome)
11:00-12:30 Organized English tour of Great Synagogue and Spanish Synagogue and audio tour of Jewish Museum
12:30. Reserve spot for 1:15 tour of Jewish Quarter (guided walking tour)
--reserve at the Museum ticket office within half an hour before it starts.
12:30-1:15. Eat a quick sandwich in the area
1:15-2:15 Guided tour of Jewish Quqrter
3:30. Train back to ship
5:00. Back at ship
What is the best Rome station to use to for this area? Should we do our return from the same station? Is it reasonable to walk from the station to the area or should we use the Metro and/ or bus system? Do the time allotments seem reasonable? We will make adjustments wherever necessary. The synagogue/museum tours are every hour beginning at 10:00. The walking tour of the Jewish Quarter is at 1:15 (sign up 30 minutes ahead...12:45).
I appreciate any comments/suggestions you can make and any tips you can offer. We would like our plan to be reasonable. We want the day to be pleasant...not stressful. Thanks for any help you can give.