Jewish Rome Tours

Jewish Ghetto, Synagogue and Museum Tour | Semi-Private

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

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  • Duration

    3 hours

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  • Private tour

    Max 6 people

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Why Choose it?

  • Walk through the vivacious Jewish Ghetto with a local Jewish guide.
  • Witness the Great Synagogue of Rome’s astounding beauty.
  • Explore the expansive Jewish-Roman culture through timeless art and delectable cuisine.
  • Private tour upon request (let us know in the box to the right).

Tour description

Join a member of Rome's Jewish community for a private tour through the Jewish Ghetto. Rome's Jews can count themselves among the city's most historic inhabitants; their settlement in the city even predated the time of Julius Caesar. Your semi-private Jewish Ghetto, Synagogues and Museum tour takes you on a journey through Jewish culture from past to present, nourishing you with the knowledge of its deep and moving history.

Ever resilient in the face of persecution, the historic settlers of the Jewish Ghetto have shaped an area that is now perhaps the most thriving and sought-after neighborhood in Rome's historic center. Sandwiched between the Capitoline Hill and the River Tiber, the Ghetto bustles with fresh bakeries and restaurants specializing in Jewish cuisine, as well as the city's largest synagogue.

Walk through the Jewish Ghetto

Your private Jewish Ghetto and Synagogue tour will walk you through the many attractions of this intimate ancient-medieval neighborhood. Learn the story behind the beautiful Fontana delle Tartarughe (Fountain of the Turtles) and ancient Portico of Octavia - a monumental complex dedicated to the sister of the first Roman emperor Augustus.

Your local Jewish guide will walk you through the history of Rome's Jewish from ancient to modern. You may even hear the unique Giudeo-Romanesco dialect being spoken in the streets around you - one of the oldest surviving remnants of this extraordinary culture.

Visit two of the city's historic synagogues

Having explored the Jewish Ghetto, your private guide will take you to visit the Ashkenaz and Sephardi synagogues. Sheltered within the breathtakingly beautiful Great Synagogue of the Jewish Ghetto are countless treasures spanning the ages.

Venture inside the iconic Great Synagogue of Rome - the largest in the city. 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. 

Admire the artworks within the Jewish Museum

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.

Rome is often thought of as the quintessentially Catholic 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
  • Ashkenaz and Sephardi Synagogues
  • Jewish Museum

Kids friendly:

This tour is kids friendly, your children are welcome

Wheelchair accessible:

Guests with limited mobility are encouraged to request a private tour.

meeting point:

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

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excellent guides

Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the inspiring cultural heritage of our Italian cities. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!

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