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Our local, licensed, Roman guides will help you experiencing the heart of eternal city, not just see it:. the Jewish Ghetto will have no secrets anymore.
If you are looking for something a little different from the usual monuments or museums and what to learn about the facts that brought to the construction of the walls of the ghetto, this is your tour.
Do you want to walk the road less travelled and not just the usual tourist paths? Come with us and take a walk through the most authentic alleys of Rome, those of the Jewish Community.
Come see street artisans, narrow cobbled lanes, medieval towers built over Roman ruins, breathtaking views of the Tiber river – enjoy all these sites, sounds, and flavors of the city on this single tour.
We’ll start from Campidoglio Square and have a stunning view of the Roman Forum to discover the story of the first Jewish slaves brought to Rome by the Emperor Titus and then continue to the place where the community was forced to leave: “the Jewish ghetto”. Pope Paul the IV in 1555 built walls and gates and obliged the jewish romans to leave only in there. All around it, incredible roman remains like the Theatre of Marcellus and the temple of Apollo Sosiano. As we will be inside the district, we’ll discover the structure going throught via del portico di Ottavia and Via della Reginella. We’ll see the stumbling stones and the place where the ancient synagogue used to be, until we’ll reach the new one: The TEMPIO MAGGIORE (The great temple Synagogue).
Do you want to taste kosher food (bakery and cakes) and Roman specialities on the same street? Then don’t miss our Jewish District Guided Tour!
The first Jewish community was established in Rome more than 2000 years ago. From then on Christianity and Judaism have lived side by side, mostly in harmony… but not always: the sad crumbling remains of the walled district known as “Ghetto” (where the Roman Jews were forced to live between 1500s and 1800s) were torn down only in the 19th century. You will go through the history of the community leaded by your guide, discovering how they lived, how many re still there, how the ghetto used to be five hundred years ago and you will also understand how it changed until today.
Having been the theater of the persecution until the 16 October 1943, the place is a monument to the memory of the Jewish community in Rome and deserves a in-depth exploration.
Get away from the crowds and discover the most authentic side of our city, book your Jewish District Guided Tour now!
If you wish to add some food tasting on the way, let us know, we know where to find the best “pizza ebraica” and “carcifofi alla giudia”. Want to know what they are? Book the tour and you’ll… EAT! For a food tour in Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto click here.
From June to October: an extra fee of 15% will be added on top of the price for every last minute request (starting from 3 days before the date requested for the tour)
We run only private tours.
We don't run small groups.
We can accommodate time/day request according to our guides' and entry tickets availability.
Final and detailed price will be provided after receiving your request from the contact form.
Starting price for a private tour (2.5 hrs) during the high season (March/Oct) for 2/4 people is 300 euros + tickets (check under "tickets price").
Starting price can be reduced during low season or increased during holidays or last minute requests.
For group larger than four, price will be provided upon request.
What a wonderful experience led by our tour guide, Marta! Our children ages 7 and 5 really absorbed the stories and enjoyed their scavenger huntlooking for specific objects. ... read more
This was our third tour with Joy of Rome and second with Francesca. She has a gift for bringing the stories behind the artworks to life and sharing her enthusiasm.... read more
Our guide Francesca was fantastic! As an art historian and curator of street art, she really made the subject com alive. I strongly recommend this activity for anyone interested in... read more