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ROME HOTEL + SECRET ROME TOUR: APPIAN WAY AND JEWISH GHETTO

Overview

This unique tour takes you away from the crowds and off the beaten path to discover hidden gems of a Rome that most tourists don’t have the privilege of seeing. A local guide will take you to some incredible places and share with you the history and stories of these ancient sites.

The tour begins in one of the most important, but least visited neighborhoods in the history of Rome: the Jewish Ghetto. Established around 1555, this neighborhood played a significant part in the development of regional foods and Roman culture and contains such landmarks as the Teatro Marcello (Jewish Colosseum). Continuing on we make two quick stops at the famous Mouth of Truth (stick your hand in and tell a lie if you dare) and the giant Circus Maximus, the ancient chariot racing arena. Then we leave the city in search of the most frequented thoroughfare in ancient Rome, Via Appia Antica (Appian Way).

The Via Appia Antica (312 B.C.) was the vision of Appius Claudius Caecus, a Roman politician, and extended over 600km from Rome to the port town of Brindisi. The ancient highway helped trade thrive and also served as an important way for the Roman army to move supplies within the empire. The Via Appia Antica is also where Spartacus and 6,000 rebel slaves met their demise when they were crucified here in 71 B.C.

Today the cobblestone road is smooth, having been worn down over the centuries by merchants, pilgrims, emperors and great Roman armies. Take your time as you stroll this ancient road, shaded by pines and surrounded by remnants of a different time.

You will have the opportunity to photograph impressive aqueducts that once provided Rome with fresh, running water. You’ll also see the famous Baths of Caracalla which channeled water from the aqueducts into a public bathing area that accommodated over 1,600 people at a time. The tour ends with a return trip back into the city.

This city break also includes a 3 night stay at a centrally located hotel that offers an excellent base for exploring the city.

Highlights

  • Discover secret gems of Rome that most tourists do not know about
  • Explore the Jewish Ghetto with a knowledgeable guide
  • Take a walk through history as you traverse the Appian Way, Rome’s most ancient road
  • 3 nights accommodation in a well located hotel

Price

From $405 per person (based on double occupancy in low season)

Fast Facts

Hotel Inclusions:

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Tour Inclusions:

  • Jewish Ghetto walking tour
  • Appian Way and Park of Aqueducts walking tour
  • Private transport between sites
  • Expert English speaking guide

Not Included:

  • Lunch and dinner 
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Tour Details

  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Meeting Time: 8.45am
  • Meeting Location: Via del Teatro di Marcello, 42
  • Group Size: Maximum of 15 people
  • Additional Notes: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This tour operates Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Please check with your specialist for availability.

Hotel Overview

Centrally located on one of Rome’s most popular shopping streets, and well serviced by public transport, Hotel Regno is a charming 16th-century hotel offering lovely accommodation for your city break in the Eternal City. The hotel is situated only minutes walk from famous sites such as the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and the Pantheon.

Sound-proofed rooms feature air-conditioning, safe, free Wi-Fi, minibar and toiletries. You may wish to upgrade to a room with a private terrace overlooking the rooftops of Rome.

*Please note that in the event that this hotel is unavailable on your preferred dates, another hotel of similar standard will be offered to you. If you prefer another hotel of a different standard, please enquire with our staff for suggestions on a property suited to your needs. Pricing will vary depending on the hotel standard, room type and season.

How to book:

Contact our experienced specialists Rosalind and Andrea to discuss your city break needs.

Phone: (03) 5973 5413

Email: [email protected]

Andrea Johnson