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FIAT 500 AND JEWISH GHETTO TOUR

FIAT 500 AND JEWISH GHETTO TOUR



Whizz around Rome on board a cute tiny FIAT 500, discover the less known  history of the Jewish community in Rome, indulge in a unique food tasting of the Roman-Jewish gastronomic tradition and enjoy the famous artichokes “alla Giudia” at the world reknown restaurant Nonna Betta


The tour is divided into 3 parts:
- 2 hours chauffered or self drive in convoy tour on board a cute tiny FIAT 500
- 1 hour walking tour accompanied by our local guide in the Jewish ghetto in English and Hebrew
- If you like, we can arrange for you a food tasting at the world famous Jewish - Roman restaurant Nonna Betta. Self paying.


Driving a Cinquecento is incredibly easy, and Italians have so much respect for these cars that they will give you space on the roads. If you do not feel like driving, our experienced chauffeurs will let you enjoying the sight of Rome as passengers in a magic and original tour.


You will be equipped with the radio and you  will always feel safe and privileged. The smiles and waves from passing pedestrians will be your bonus.
This time our experienced guides will take you round some stunning sights and history that you wouldn't think of visiting as well as the main sights that you would, from the collosseum to tiny cobbled alleys, straight out of the Italian Job.


 If you want to have a day full of laughs that you will not forget then make sure you book this trip, with a stop off for the best coffee in Rome!
You will marvel at the ruins of the Emperor Caracalla’s public baths. You will experience the magic of the keyhole of the Knights of Malta and enjoy the panoramic view from the terrace of the Garden of the Oranges.


Soon after you will whizz around the cobblestones streets of Trastevere and you will get to the terrace of Janiculum hill. You will be struck by the sight of the Coliseum, the Pantheon, Villa Medici and the shape of the  mountains contouring Rome.
 


After a 2 hours tour on board the FIAT 500 tiny car, you will be dropped off at the Jewish ghetto where our local guide will tour you around the streets of the district where the Jewish Roman community has been residing for more than 2200 years.


Shamingly, the Popes from 1555 till 1870 forced the Roman Jewish community to live inside a limited area in terrible conditions.  In 1938 the racist laws of the fascist regime discriminated the Jewish Roman population. From 1943 till 1944 hundreds of Jewish Roman, mostly women and kids were deported by the nazi-fascists in lagers and assassinated.


The Jewish district has flourished in the past few years while keeping its original and traditional character as being part of one of the most ancient Rome’s identities.


At the end of the 1 hour walking tour, discover the most delicious well kept gastronomic secrets of the Jewish-Roman cuisine, truly unique in the world! Not just the usual Italian pizza and spaghetti!


HIGHLIGHTS


- 2 hours chauffered or self drive in convoy tour on board a cute tiny FIAT 500


- Feel, smell and live Rome, while you're driving around in the creative traffic of Rome.


- Fantastic photo ops


- 1 hour walking tour accompanied by our local guide in the Jewish ghetto in English or in  Hebrew


- Optional: Food tasting at the world famous Jewish - Roman restaurant Nonna Betta




What you will see


The Coliseum – the stadium where gladiators were fighting in honour of the Roman Emperors and for the entertainment of the blood thirsting populace.


Baths of Caracalla

- admire the ruins of one of the biggest Roman SPA and leisure centre of the world capable to host till 1800 people. Discover why the ancient Romans did not use the soap to clean themselves.


Circus Maximus – the biggest stadium ever in the world, big as twice as the biggest football stadiums. 250,000 people would have cheered the chariot races, nowadays famous for the Ben Hur movie.


Aventine Hill - Garden of the Oranges - adore one of the best panoramic views of Rome from to the most romantic place in Rome and perhaps in the whole world

 

The Pyramid – The 4th biggest ancient Egyptian pyramid in the world is located  in Rome, did you know that?


The Jewish Ghetto - The district and the tiny alleys where the Jewish-Roman community has been leaving for more than 2200 years. 

The Sinagogue - The biggest sinagogue in Europe built in 1901.


What you will do


- Self drive a FIAT 500 vintage car in a safe and quiet itinerary by following your tour leader’s car. Alternatively enjoy the 2 hours tour as passenger  in a chauffeured car.


- Peep through the keyhole of the square of the Knights of Malta and see 3 countries in a line.


- Drink from a public fountain  and discover the genial and funny way the locals drink


- Meet the ghost of a general of Julius Caesar greeting you from  the 4th  biggest ancient Pyramid in the world. 


- Toss a coin into the "Fontanone", the fountain on top of the  Janiculum hill,   which is considered as the local branch of the Trevi fountain and ensure a return to Rome


- Enjoy one of the most creamy cappuccinos in Rome in a coffee bar excavated in the belly of the hill that the ancient Romans created as a discharge area of the capital of the Roman Empire


- Walk in the tiny streets of the Jewish Ghetto and let our local guide tell you about the history of the oldest and most corageous Jewish community in Europe and its fascinating traditions.

What you will eat (optional)


The tour will stop at the Jewish Ghetto and you will savour the famous double fried artichokes "carciofi alla giudia" of  the world  famous "Nonna Betta" restaurant. 


What you will experience


Feel like a movie star while onlookers will take hundreds of pics of you on board our colourful FIAT 500 vintage cars.


Smile and laugh till aching while our tour leader will also act as your personal tour leader/paparazzi taking pics of you.


You’ll be talking with your family and friends of this day for a long time, enjoying the everlasting memories of one of your best vacations ever.

 


Lonely Planet has classed our tours as Top 10 Classic Car Rides in the world!  


Not just tourist but EXP travellers,,,


Happiness exists, make it happen!


Dates and times:

Included: 


- 2 hours self driving  o chauffeured tour in convoy aboard a Vintage Fiat 500 car in Rome 


- 1 hour walking tour in the Jewish Ghetto with an English/Hebrew speaking guide

- Insurance covers third party liability, passengers (the self drive tour package does not include the driver's insurance coverage nor damages caused to the rented car by the driver)

- English/French/Spanish speaking guide 

Excluded: 


- Airbag


- Safety belts in the rear seats


- Casko and driver's insurance at request (€15.00 extra to be paid at check-in), deductible of €350/00 on damages to the car

- Food tasting at the world famous Nonna Betta restaurant (self pay)


Tour schedule (available days, departure times): 


- All week, departure times 9.00 am - 1.00 pm - 4.30 pm   


- max 2 passengers in a chauffeured car or 4 passengers in a self drive car (kids till the age of 5 go FREE!)


Meeting point drop/off: 
Our garage centrally located in Via Ostilia 48,  at only 200 mt. from the Coliseum. 


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received before 72 hours from the day/hour of the tour will be refund net of bank charges. No refund for cancellations received less than 72 hours from the hour of the tour booked.


Important notice

The driver must be in possession and carry with her/him a valid European Union driving license or international driver's license. Drivers must be able to drive using a manual clutch, occasional driving experience with manual cars in not enough to handle our vintage cars; the Company reserves the right to refuse to let the car in case the driver is not sufficiently expert to drive a manual car and there will be no refund.


Payment

You can pay the whole tour fees straight away by Paypal or wire transfer. You can also use the ADVANCE CODE 50% which means that you pay the 50% at the booking and that you agree to pay the 50% balance at the tour departure. The ADVANCE CODE 50% is NOT a discount offer.



Itinerary:

Meeting at our garage centrally located, at only 200 mt from the Coliseum, Arch of Costantine, Mouth of Truth, Aventine Hill, keyhole of Piazza Cavalieri di Malta, Garden of Oranges, Circus Maximus,  Lungotevere,  Gianicolo’s hill, Trastevere, Jewish Ghetto. 

Price:

Chauffeured tour ADVANCE/ACOMPTE CODE 50%
for 2 Participants 175,00€
for 4 Participants 345,00€
Chauffeured tour
for 2 Participants 349,00€
for 4 Participants 690,00€
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