“ Let Rome Sweep You off Your Feet! ”
ROME ON WHEELS FROM A JEWISH PERSPECTIVE
Visit Rome’s fascinating landmarks in far less time exploring Rome on Wheels from a Jewish perspective. Choose whichever transport you want as you glide by those trudging the city on foot. Enjoy the comfort of a golf cart, the mobility of a Segway, the nimbleness of a HiBike, or the cool chic of a Vespa.
However, you want to discover the Eternal City, I’ll make it happen, accompanying you throughout your tour. After meeting at your hotel lobby, we’ll visit Rome’s best-loved landmarks, from the Spanish Steps to the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon to Piazza Navona. But we’ll stop off along the way too – going deeper into the little-known Jewish aspects of the Italian capital.
Your Rome on Wheels from a Jewish Perspective first stops at the Spanish Steps
Passing through picturesque streets and atmospheric alleyways, we’ll reach the Spanish Steps, one of Rome’s most iconic landmarks. We’ll have time to stop for photos and for me to share its intriguing history.
But what I really want to show you is the Column of the Immaculate Conception right next to them – always overlooked by tourists despite being of fascinating interest. Especially from a Jewish perspective.
From there we’ll set off towards one of Rome’s best-known sites —the magnificent Trevi Fountain — passing the hidden remains of a 2,000-year-old aqueduct along the way. Make sure to toss a coin in the fountain to guarantee your return to Rome – there’s an endless amount to see in the Eternal City!
Before arriving at the Pantheon, we’ll see a giant Menorah hidden in plain sight
Locals know Palazzo Montecitorio for one thing: as the seat of the Chamber of Deputies for the Italian Parliament. Almost nobody knows the other side of its history, and why stretching forth before it is an enormous representation of the Menorah.
I’ll let you in on this secret before we make our way to the Pantheon, one of the true wonders of the ancient world. Still standing after almost 2,000 years, the Pantheon boasts a long and complex history. As we admire its terrific exterior, I’ll tell you all about it.
We then explore Piazza Navona before moving on to Campo de’ Fiori
Emerging from the winding streets of the ancient Campus Martius, we’ll glide out onto Piazza Navona. Piazza Navona takes its shape from the ancient structure upon which it was built. I’ll tell you all about it, and about Bernini’s magnificent statues that occupy the center and either side of the piazza.
Our final destination before reaching the Jewish Ghetto is Campo de’ Fiori. This medieval square was the site of a terrible act of persecution. For it was here that the Church burned copies of the Talmud on Rosh Hashanah in the year 1553. Your Rome on Wheels from a Jewish Perspective tour ends at the Jewish Ghetto, from where we make our way back to your starting point.
If you want to explore this area and its Great Synagogue more fully, check out my Jewish Ghetto tour.
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Please note: this Segway tour is not suitable for children under the age of 14. The same tour is also available by golf cart, with a driver.