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Walking Tour of Rome's Jewish Ghetto

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Join a walking tour of Rome's Jewish Ghetto and discover its history with the help of an expert local guide.

Highlights

  • Walk through the Jewish Ghetto, a former prison quarter, and catch a glimpse of its history.
  • Your expert guide will regale you with stories and fascinating facts about all that you see. Choose between a small group tour or a private one.
  • See the Teatro Marcello, nicknamed the "Small Colosseum," and the Jewish Synagogue.
  • Check out the views from the Portico d’Ottavia and the restaurants at Via del Portico d' Ottavia.
  • Pass by the Turtle Fountain, and the Piazza delle Cinque Scole, named after the presence of five religious buildings.

Inclusions

  • Expert English, Italian, or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Small group or private tour (as per option selected)
  • Gelato or coffee (optional)

Exclusions

  • Transportation
  • Tips and gratuities

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Helen L Tennenbaum

Helen

5/5

Oct, 2023

Paul had interesting information and was passionate about his job. He answered questions to his best knowledge.
Anke Korthauer

Anke

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Nov, 2023

Rome is the epitome of history itself. Long ago, there were several ancient homes where thousands of Jews were isolated for centuries. Now, almost nothing remains there. Still, if you walk through the alleys of the ghetto home to so many monuments, buildings, and narrow streets, you'll catch glimpses of Jewish history and find that some of that inheritance has passed down to their descendants even today.

Your guide will lead you into alleys of the ghetto, where you can witness traces of Imperial Rome. This includes seeing the Theatre of Marcellus, nicknamed the "Small Colosseum," and the Portico of Octavia, which is where the Jewish-Roman dish, the fish broth, originated from!

Retrace the history of the Jewish people in Rome from ancient to modern times, all the while never forgetting the victims of the Holocaust. The "stumbling stones" (concrete cubes bearing a brass plate) nailed into the floor are a palpable testimony. You'll also get the opportunity to try traditional Jewish-Roman recipes, such as scrumptious artichokes “alla giudia”, or the tart with ricotta cheese and sour cherries. See also the 19th-century synagogue and end your tour with the sound of the water of the Renaissance Turtle Fountain in Piazza Mattei.

Important Information

Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as there is plenty of walking involved.

Stops

  • Teatro Marcello
  • Portico d’Ottavia
  • Synagogue (exteriors)
  • Via del Portico d' Ottavia
  • Piazza Mattei
  • Turtle Fountain
  • Palazzo Manili
  • Piazza delle Cinque Scole
  • Piazza dei Cenci
  • Ponte Fabricio

Timings

Italian or Spanish Walking Tour

  • Sat & Sun: 9am, 11am, 5pm, and 7pm

Small Group or Private English Walking Tour

  • Sun to Fri: 10am & 2pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.
  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.

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