We will start the Jewish Rome Tour crossing an ancient Roman bridge connecting the charming Tiber Island to the left bank where Rome’s main Jewish Synagogue is situated; it was completed in 1904 in the area that was once Rome’s Jewish Ghetto, the small enclave where the Roman Jews were confined to live from 1555 to 1870. When open, we can visit the main Synagogue and the small Jewish Museum.
We will walk through the remaining areas of the former Jewish Ghetto and down the old lanes of first century b.c. Portico d’Ottavia, a Roman library transformed into a church where the Jews were forced to attend mass.
At the end, we’ll stop at the Kosher Bakery to taste the famous Pizza Giudia or if it is the right season we can eat the delicious jewish artichokes…
Get a real taste of local culture by dining with a local family in their home, which means you can enjoy an intimate setting and relaxed vibe.
Enjoy memorable experiences you won’t find in any restaurant. The host cooks with her personality serving up customized menus.
Not only will you enjoy home-cooking at its best and get to taste local delicacies but you’ll also have a unique chance to experience the local culture and to get to know the people by sharing a meal in a family home.
The host, Mrs. Allegra, English mother tongue, will be happy to cook and share with you her Roman recipies and secrets, welcoming you in her appartment, plenty of Art masterpieces, located on the top floor of a Art Deco building in the Ghetto Area. From her windows you will see the island of the Tiber and the Synagogue.
If you love Italian food and wine, then come with me to discover historic farms in the countryside, outside Rome. We will spend a lovely day visiting quaint villages, rich with history, located to the south of Rome.
The Roman countryside has drawn tourists since the time of the ancient Romans who came here to spend their vacations. Only 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Rome, these hillside villages and their splendid lakes punctuate endless fields of olives and grapes. The volcanically formed earth and the mild climate are ideal for the production of wines, such as the Frascati Superiore and the red I quattro Mori, as well as extravergine olive oil.
During the tour, you will visit family vineyards and see the cantines where the wine is produced. You will be invited to taste the wines, which will also be accompanied by local specialities, such as porchetta, salami and bread cooked in a wood-burning oven. These farms also provide and unparalleled panoramic view of the city of Rome and its environment.
The first village to visit is Castelgandolfo and its palace (Pope’s summer residence) and the lovely lake of Albano, a former ancient volcano. Driving along the Tuscolana road we reach Grottaferrata that is very famous for its important 15th century monastery and church decorated with 16th century frescos of saint Nilus’ life.
We continue visiting Nemi village built on the slope of a hill, overviewing Nemi lake, another former volcano. This village is very famous because in Spring you can sit in a bar tasting wild strawberries with fresh cream and looking at the panorama over the lake.
Be prepared for an unforgetable trip back to the times and flavours of the past.