Jewish Ghetto and Synagogue Tour

price from 85 €

Jewish Rome Tours

Jewish Ghetto and Synagogue Tour

A Small Group Tour of Rome's fascinating Jewish history!!

  • Availability

    Sun, Thu

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    10:00 AM

  • Small group

    Max 8 people
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Tour description

Join a shared group tour of the Jewish Ghetto. A member of the Jewish community will take the group to visit the Jewish Ghetto.

You will be taken on a historic walking tour of the Jewish Museum, with its rich collection, the main Synagogue – the largest in Rome – and the Ghetto with its beautiful Fontana delle Tartarughe, the Portico d’Ottavia and other medieval buildings.

The Jewish community of Rome were moved from Trastevere, and other areas of Rome, to one small location next to the Tiber in 1555. The Pope decreed that all Jews were to live in the confined Ghetto territory, adhering to professional and economic restrictions.

On the guided tour, you will be taken on a journey through Jewish history in Rome. The good and the bad all shared with humor, knowledge and passion.

Jews are arguably the most authentic citizens of Rome. There is a strong Jewish history in Rome with several sites of interest. There is even a Jewish Roman dialect that dates back to the 16th century.

The ghetto is also full of restaurants offering delicious Jewish-Roman dishes, like the famous fried artichokes, the “carciofi alla giudia”.

Clients can join some other travellers. Each group consists of no more than 10 participants. The tour will be confirmed only if there are two or more people interested in the same date.

included:

Expert Jewish Guide

itinerary:

  • Jewish Museum
  • Jewish Ghetto
  • Synagogue

meeting point:

Via del Portico D'Ottavia, 02 (in front of the Bar Totò), 2 streets behind the Synagogue

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This tour is also available as a Private Tour!

Attractions & Highlights

Jewish Ghetto

Rome is often mistaken as only a Christian city, though before St. Peter arrived, Jews inhabited Rome.

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