This tour is great for those looking to get off the beaten track while not traveling too far. Discover the beauty, mystery and history of the world’s oldest Jewish Ghetto and find the hidden treasures of Rome that most tourists never see.
Discover the beauty and mystery of the Jewish Ghetto in Rome...
and find the hidden treasures of Rome that most tourists never see. Meet your expert guide at Trajan’s Column and walk to the Theatre of Marcellus and the Porticus Octaviae, an enormous structure built by the emperor Augustus in honour of his sister Octavia.
From here we enter the oldest Jewish Ghetto in the world, first constructed in 1555 by the pope after revoking all rights granted to the Roman Jews, and barring them from all types of trade and the ability to own real estate. In spite of this, the Jewish community thrived inside developing shrewd business trade, a unique and wonderful cuisine inside their walls and even their own dialect of Italian. Here we will encounter the Great Synagogue, still the third largest in Europe, which still functions today as a place of prayer and a vital cultural reference point for the entire Jewish community of Rome. Then walk the streets past The Turtle Fountain, sample Kosher gelato and cross over to the boat shaped Tiber Island using the oldest active bridge in Rome.
Expert Local Guide
Headsets for groups when appropriate
Authentic Italian Gelato or Coffee
Entrance to the Synagogue.
Transportation to/from meeting point
Additional Food and Drink
Know Before You Go
Please check-in at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Tours cannot be delayed for late arrivals, and no refunds will be given for late arrivals or missed tours.
Tours will proceed in all weather conditions. It is highly recommended to bring bottled water, sunscreen, hat and umbrella.
All tours operate within the current COVID-19 regulations set by the Italian Government.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and be sure to dress warmly in colder temperatures, and bring a cover for bare shoulders inside any churches in the warmer months.