Guided tour

Rome: Jewish Ghetto Tour

4.6 / 5

47 reviews

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL

Rome: Jewish Ghetto Tour

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL

From US$ 33.92 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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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Delve into into the history, culture and traditions of the Jewish Quarter
  • Discover one of the oldest Jewish communities in Europe with a local guide
  • Explore the historic area of the Jewish Ghetto, a former prison-neighborhood
  • See the Great Synagogue, a testament to the rich cultural heritage of Roman Jews
  • Learn of the struggles and successes of Jews in Rome throughout history
Full description

Embark on a 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, and 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. See the Great Synagogue that was inaugurated in 1904, a symbol of the emancipation achieved by Roman Jews after the abolition of the ghetto.

If you wish to see the monumental complex of the Great Synagogue from inside, tickets are available for purchase on-site.

Includes
  • Walking tour with a local guide
  • 25-minute Ancient Rome multimedia video
  • Headsets
  • Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Entrance fee to The Great Synagogue (available to purchase on-site)
  • Food and drinks
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 will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet at Touristation Piazza Venezia. Facing the Vittorio Emanuele Building, keep walking on the right-hand side, cross the bus stop and the gardens. There is a small fountain in front of the office.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 47 reviews

Review summary

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

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The tour was very educational. Seen many beautiful buildings and places, where our guide Michael was able to tell the stories in a fun way and to keep your attention. Highly recommended. Michael was very friendly, spontaneous and managed to create the right balance with telling about the history of the Jewish quarter and good humor.

June 27, 2022

A nice tour, in a great area of Rome. Many thanks again to Veronica, she made the tour exciting and fun with a lot of heart and knowledge. We were also very happy that the tour was not canceled even though there were only two of us. Thanks very much!

May 20, 2022

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

Product ID: 214389