Jewish Ghetto and Synagogue Tour - Small group

price from 85 €

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Jewish Ghetto and Synagogue Tour - Small group

Journey through Rome’s fascinating Jewish history in the intimacy of a small group.

  • Availability

    Sun, Thu

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    10:00 AM

  • Small group

    Max 10 people
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Why Choose it?

  • Explore the Jewish Ghetto with a local Jewish guide and 10 guests maximum.
  • Step inside the Great Synagogue of Rome, the largest synagogue in the city.
  • View Jewish-Roman art showcased in the Jewish Museum of Rome.

Tour description

Experience the intimacy of a shared group tour of the Jewish Ghetto. Join a member of the Jewish community as you explore the Jewish Ghetto and its landmarks. The historic walking tour starts at to the Jewish Museum where you can uncover its rich collection with an expert, local guide.

After marvelling at the museum's unrivalled repertory, we'll be exploring the Jewish Ghetto, a small neighborhood rich in colorful medieval architecture. We'll visit the beautiful Fontana delle Tartarughe (Fountain of the Turtles) and ancient Portico d’Ottavia - built by the sister of Rome's first emperor, Augustus - as well as admiring the Ghetto's other medieval buildings. 

After exploring the Jewish Ghetto, we visit two of Rome's Great Synagogues

The next stage of your tour takes you to visit two of Rome's most significant synagogues: the Ashkenaz and the Sephardi. 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. Discover their fascinating history during the course of the tour and, in the intimacy of your small group, don't hesitate to ask any questions that come to mind.

Rome's Jews are arguably the city's most authentic citizens. 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 cuisine. Experience such delicacies as the famous fried artichokes, the “carciofi alla giudia”. Or dive deeper into the world of Jewish cooking through a Jewish Ghetto food tour. 

Our Jewish Ghetto and Synagogue Tour takes you on a stimulating journey through Jewish history in Rome. Discover it all in a way infused with humor, knowledge, and - most importantly - passion.

included:

Local Jewish guide

itinerary:

  • Jewish Museum of Rome
  • Jewish Ghetto
  • Great Synagogue of Rome

important info:

The tour will be confirmed only if there are two or more people interested in the same date.

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!

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