Rome, Italy

Walking Old Rome

with Esther M.

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Esther M.

Style: Artsy, Classic, Offbeat

Take a break from the crowds and traffic and discover Old Rome with me! I will guide you through the part of the eternal city that most tourists do not even know exist.

If you want to discover the secret heart of Rome, take this walking tour of the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere district, starting from Largo Argentina and the Senate House where Julius Caesar was murdered, then walking through the Ghetto, discovering the ancient Portico D'Ottavia, the Synagogue, and some beautiful little squares where we can drink fresh water from the Tortuga's Fountain in Piazza Mattei. Finally we'll travel across the bridge and Tiber Island to reach the most interesting churches of the Trastevere district!

On this tour you will see the hidden ancient city below Rome's modern street level, and as Rome was not built in a day, a little bit of every time period in between, from Medieval to Renaissance.

Guided tour with a Rome native with educational background in tourism.

If you have younger children prices will be lower or free. Please message me for details.

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up to 6 people
for 3 hours

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Esther M.

My name is Esther, I'm from Rome and I'm a tour guide. As a Roman I like to offer new, original experiences to people interested in discover the hidden Rome behind the most famous places of the eternal city. I can be your real, human contact in Rome and I can also organize your transfer from the airport and give you other options about things to do in Rome and in the surrounding area and suggestions about restaurants and accomodation. I've studied Art at the University and I'm studying foreign languages for my job to work with people proceeding by different countries. At the moment I work in Spanish, English and Portuguese language, and of course in Italian, my mother tongue. I hope to see you soon in my city! Full profile

22 Reviews

Graham C.

Esther was an amazing tour guide and worth every penny. It felt like we were hanging out with a long-time friend. We had no problem at all understanding her English, and appreciated everything we learned (and tasted) along our Jewish Ghetto tour. I wish we could have hired her every day, to walk around Rome with us. She even waited for our bus with us in the pouring, freezing rain, at the end of the day, just to make sure we got on the right bus. Thank you Esther! Highly recommend.

Mary M.

This tour was a nice compliment to the official tours that we got at the various sites such as the Vatican and the Collesium. Esther was very knowledgeable and able to answer our questions about local everyday life. She also researched for us the location to buy ceramics and how to spend a day outside of Rome. She introduced us to some local food on the tour as well. She focused more on neighborhoods as well as beautiful churches. Our teenage children loved learning how to drink expertly out of the fountains located throughout Rome. We would highly recommend Esther to take you on a tour.

Philip W.

Esther was great. Filled with history and an ability to give you a real sense of the city, she was exactly what we were looking for. She took us to places we wouldn't have found on our own and she was very helpful in planning the rest of our day. Added bonus, we stopped in a small shop for one of the best food bites we had all trip. Thanks Esther!

Juliann L.

Esther knows all the cool ins and outs of Rome. She'll take you to secret ancient spots that very few people know about. Since she's a history buff she'll explain the places she takes you in a lively way that only someone that loves history could do!

Crystal Y.

Esther introduced us to some treasures hidden within the busy city of Rome! We loved going to the Jewish ghetto and walking to hidden churches that held such splendor and history. I wouldn't trade in our time with Esther for anything! She was wonderful and we loved her!

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