Rome: Jewish Ghetto and Synagogue

4.7 / 5

18 reviews

Rome: Jewish Ghetto and Synagogue

From $42.38 per person

Enjoy a unique guided tour through the Jewish quarter of Rome with a local guide who was born and bred in the heart of the Jewish-Roman community. Visit the Jewish Museum and The Great Synagogue.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Enjoy a unique guided tour to the Jewish quarter of Rome
  • Discover the history of a Jewish Community
  • Visit the Jewish Museum with a 7-room itinerary
  • Admire the architecture of the Great Synagogue
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.
  • 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

Customers 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
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

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

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4.7 / 5

based on 18 reviews

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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

Gabriela was a great guide. We learned a lot about the history of Jews in Rome, from the 2nd century BC up to modern times. One of the best trips in Rome.

January 3, 2020

This was an amazing tour! We learned so much about the history of the Jews in Rome.

December 25, 2019

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