Guided tour

Rome: Jewish Ghetto Tour

4.7 / 5

27 reviews

Rome: Jewish Ghetto Tour

From US$ 39.56 per person

Get an authentic immersion into the history, culture, and traditions of one of the oldest communities in Europe. Enjoy a unique guided tour through the Jewish quarter of Rome with a local guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a unique guided tour to the Jewish quarter of Rome
  • Discover the history of a Jewish Community
  • Explore the Jewish Ghetto with a local guide
Full description
Embark on a unique walking tour through the former Jewish ghetto of Rome which was established in 1555 on the banks of the Tiber River. Learn about how the ghetto was essentially a prison-neighborhood within Rome, surrounded by fences and gates. As you stroll through the streets, discover how it was considered unacceptable for Jews to live together with Christians, Pope Paul IV Carafa promulgated a series of restrictions on the Jewish community such as would marginalize it for centuries. See how the former ghetto quarter represents the uninterrupted relationship between Jews and the city of Rome, the Jewish community chose it to be the home of its Great Synagogue which was inaugurated in 1904. The Synagogue is a symbol of the emancipation achieved by Roman Jews after the abolition of the ghetto.
Includes
  • Walking tour with a local guide
  • 25 minute Ancient Rome multimedia video
  • Headsets
  • Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Entrance fee to the Jewish Museum (available to purchase on-site)
  • Entrance fee to The Great Synagogue (available to purchase on-site)
  • Food and drink
  • Hotel pick-up
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Piazza d'Aracoeli, 16, 00186 Roma RM, Italia

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 27 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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We went as a couple. We decided to do this tour to know something different about Rome beyond the places that are commonly visited such as the Colosseum, Vatican etc. In short, WE LOVED IT. Our guide Fabio very close and very very friendly. He also knew perfectly all the history of the Jewish quarter. 100% recommendable!!!

July 6, 2021

wonderful tour, wonderful guide

Yael was our guide for this tour and she did an excellent job of sharing information and making it fun and enjoyable. The history is fascinating and she was very engaging. The day we visited the synagogue there happened to be a dedication of a new torah, so we were able to view and participate in celebration.

September 30, 2019

Very nice tour

March 6, 2021

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