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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).
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.
- Itinerary:Jewish GhettoAshkenaz and Sephardi SynagoguesJewish Museum
- Included:Jewish tour guide
- Wheelchair accessible:Guests with limited mobility are encouraged to request a private tour.
- Meeting Point:Via del Portico D Ottavia 2 (outside Bar Toto)
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!
Wonderful Wine Tour My husband and I did the secret wine bar tour with Sara. She was an absolute delight—so easy to talk to, and very knowledgeable. She took us places we would... read moreMy husband and I did the secret wine bar tour with Sara. She was an absolute delight—so easy to talk to, and very knowledgeable. She took us places we would have never chosen on our own and they were all amazing!
My only warning is that you will be full by the end of this tour—which is a great thing! We weren’t sure how much food would be provided, so we made late dinner reservations that we ended up canceling because we had plenty to eat on the tour!!
I highly recommend this experience, and highly recommend requesting Sara as your guide! read less - 4/01/2022
A great evening with Marcos. I always wanted to know how to make the perfect pizza and gelato. Here, Marco the expert will show you how. It was a great participation event with lots... read moreI always wanted to know how to make the perfect pizza and gelato. Here, Marco the expert will show you how. It was a great participation event with lots of laughs, and we all got to sit down together afterwards to eat our creations. This is a great event for adults and children alike. Narco and his team are a credit to the company. read less - 12/05/2021
Exceeding Expectations in Unexpected Location This is an essential tour. After many trips to Rome this is an excursion we were excited to take. Our expectations were exceeded. Sara was great and made the tour... read moreThis is an essential tour. After many trips to Rome this is an excursion we were excited to take. Our expectations were exceeded. Sara was great and made the tour special. She has a great personality and is engaging. The chef, assistant, and team at Castel Gandolfo were all terrific to work with.
If there is one thing to do when visiting Rome after the major sites and time around the city, take this trip. read less - 12/03/2021
Geeking out at The Vatican Rosi was our guide for the experience and she was A+. Not just knowledgeable but also passionate and a great story teller. She was patient w questions and made the... read moreRosi was our guide for the experience and she was A+. Not just knowledgeable but also passionate and a great story teller. She was patient w questions and made the overall experience incredibly fun. read less - 11/30/2021
The 2 villas of Tivoli We did the Private tour of Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana in Tivoli. The driver picked us up from the hotel in Rome and drove to the Villa Adriana, where... read moreWe did the Private tour of Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana in Tivoli. The driver picked us up from the hotel in Rome and drove to the Villa Adriana, where our guide, Barbara, met us. Thoroughly versed in ancient history and art history, she was a lively and fascinating guide. Never exhausting or boring, always good company, Barbara clearly loves what she does, sharing her knowledge of Rome and environs and deepening the appreciation of discerning travelers who want to learn about what they see. She was a good sport, because it was a windy rainy day, not ideal for a long day outdoors! I would definitely hire her again. read less - 11/04/2021
Gracious, Knowledgeable, Experienced Walk Inside Rome has the best, most informed guides and they never disappoint!
From the first inquiry through the tour they are also the most gracious and accommodating. Our most... read moreWalk Inside Rome has the best, most informed guides and they never disappoint!
From the first inquiry through the tour they are also the most gracious and accommodating. Our most recent guide at the Vatican was TEO, knowledgeable, friendly, and someone who clearly loves the city of Rome. The owner of WIR, Marilena is hands on, and considers you a friend after the first tour! read less - 11/02/2021
Great Guide and Tour Very impressed and happy - From booking to the tour, everything was very smooth. I had some questions about the tour before booking - sent an email with responses prompt... read moreVery impressed and happy - From booking to the tour, everything was very smooth. I had some questions about the tour before booking - sent an email with responses prompt and the relevant information. We did the early morning Vatican Tour with Walks Inside Rome with our guide Barbara, who was amazing. Spending the extra money was worth the experience of WIR, in depth knowledge of the guide, early access to the Vatican and the path/route to see the highlights and relevant areas of the Vatican. Would highly recommend for anyone to book this tour, and would consider them for other tours next time in Rome! Thanks to the team at WIR and special shout out to Barbara who was so very considerate (my Mom was 89 years old and visiting the Vatican for the first time, making sure my Mom was at the front and able to see everything even though she was a tiny bit slower than everyone else! Grazie Mille! read less - 10/12/2021
Making Pizza & Gelato in Roma This was a fun, educational experience. I enjoy cooking, baking, etc so learning to make authentic Roman style pizza and a simple recipe for gelato is a skill I... read moreThis was a fun, educational experience. I enjoy cooking, baking, etc so learning to make authentic Roman style pizza and a simple recipe for gelato is a skill I can take home! Our chef/instructor, Marco, was enthusiastic and his experience shown through as he explained what and why following the recipes was important. The kitchen space was well equipped and the dining space magical. Next time we’re in Rome (yes we tossed coins in the Trevi Fountain) we will take another course from his organization. read less - 9/27/2021