Jewish Ghetto & Synagogue Tour

Jewish Rome Tours

Jewish Ghetto & Synagogue Tour

Where the pinnacle of Jewish-Roman culture lies within the Eternal City.

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  • Duration

    3 hours

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Why Choose it?

  • Stroll through the vivacious Jewish Ghetto with a local Jewish guide.
  • Witness the Great Synagogue of Rome’s astounding beauty.
  • Explore the expansive history of Jewish-Roman culture through timeless art and delectable cuisine.

Tour description

Take a stroll through this thriving neighborhood and explore Jewish culture from past to present with a local member of the Jewish community as your guide. The Jewish Ghetto is a transformative neighborhood. From oppression to community, the grounds represent the family-oriented Jewish culture that still resides today. The Jewish Ghetto is now a thriving and sought-after neighborhood in the heart of Rome. It’s sprawling with fresh bakeries and restaurants specializing in Jewish cuisine, as well as the largest synagogue in the city.

Rome is full of Jewish history, though. The perfect introduction is taking a walk through the Jewish Ghetto. With your local Jewish guide, learn the history of Judaism in Rome from ancient to modern. Though beloved and lively today, at its conception in 1555 under rule of the Papacy it was nearly a prison and often subject to flooding. Learn about the oppressive state of the Jewish community centuries ago, and how unity and perseverance helped the Jewish-Romans flourish.

Art has provided escape and expression throughout all cultures. Explore the masterpieces of Jewish-Roman art in the Jewish Museum of Rome. Your local Jewish guide will share the history, legends, and insight into the lives of the artists whose works are on display.

Home to the largest synagogue in the city, peek inside the iconic Great Synagogue of Rome. Your local Jewish guide will share the history of the synagogue, established after the unification of Italy, and the changes to Jewish culture and representation throughout the city over the centuries. Even hear the Guideo-Romanesco dialect as your guide leads you to the magnificent Fontana delle Tartarughe and the ruins of Portico d’Ottavia for a view of the astounding architecture.

Rome is commonly thought of as an undeniably Christian city, but Judaism has been prevalent since the 2nd-century BC. Explore the roots of Jewish culture with your local Jewish guide and witness the metamorphic life of a Roman Jew from past to present.

included:

Jewish Tour Guide

itinerary:

  • Jewish Ghetto
  • Jewish Museum
  • 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 Shared Tour!

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