Guided tour

Rome: Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

46 reviews

Activity provider: Roman Vacations

Rome: Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

Activity provider: Roman Vacations

From US$ 38.46 per person

On this guided walking tour you will explore one of Rome's oldest neighborhoods, the Jewish Ghetto. Discover the hidden gems that cover over 2000 years worth of fascinating history.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover the ancient Theater of Marcellus that is even older than the Colosseum
  • Hear the story of unrequited love at the infamous Turtle Fountain in Piazza Mattei
  • Visit famous sites like The Great Synagogue of Rome and the Portico d'Ottavia
Full description

Discover the beauty of one of Rome’s most well-kept secrets, the neighborhood of the Jewish Ghetto. Meet your friendly and professional tour guide at Trajan's Column in the center of Rome and begin your journey into the history of one of Rome’s oldest neighborhoods.

Explore architecture and neighborhoods from 2000 years ago. Pass by the Theater of Marcellus, and the Portico d’Ottavia to see some of the ancient structures still being used today. Your guide will take you to a Gelateria where you will be treated to homemade Kosher gelato.

From here you will go to Piazza Mattei and see the famous Turtle Fountain. Then pass by the last remaining piece of the wall that kept the Jewish community in this area for centuries. You will learn about the tumultuous past and resilience of Rome’s Jews as you pass the Great Synagogue.

Next, cross the oldest functioning bridge in Rome as you go onto Tiber Island. Listen to the stories about the hospital saving people during WWII as well as the story of Asclepius at the temple, now a church. Your guide will bring history to life for you as you conclude your tour here on the island.

  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Tiber Island visit

    • Piazza Mattei visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

  • Equipment
    • Headset to hear the guide better

Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

• Arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts • Look for an orange Roman Vacations sign at the meeting point

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • No refund will be given for no-shows or late arrivals
  • All tours will operate within the current COVID-19 regulations set by the Italian Government
  • This tour will run rain or shine
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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 46 reviews

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This tour was absolutely fabulous! Our guide was an incredible story teller- he was so engaging and went way beyond general history of the Jewish people in Rome to tell personal stories both Jews and Romans who helped save lives during WWII. A wonderful tour and super nice, informative tour guide! My wife and I also enjoyed visiting the Great Synagogue of Rome after the tour to round out the experience (about 11 euros/per person to see the museum and a brief guided tour).

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January 1, 2023

What a great way to learn the history of the Jewish people in Rome! Brian was a great guide. We learned a lot of information about the ghetto that we did not previously know. We really enjoyed the small group and time with Brian. The gelato was a nice bonus :) My only advice is if you would like to see the temple post tour, book a tour after Shabbat. Friday afternoon was our only free time. I knew this when going, but the others on our tour didn’t realize.

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November 23, 2022

James was our guide and he was amazing! Our group had nine people and he asked a couple of times if our walking pace was ok and stop him and ask any questions. He was extremely knowledgeable as had 15 years of tour experience. He was funny as well. Learned a lot!!

October 17, 2022

Product ID: 409561