Duration: 2 hrs
Runs: Every day except Friday PM and Saturday AM
Starting Time: 10 am and 2.30 pm
This tour includes:
- Piazza del Campidoglio
- Marcellus Theater and the surrounding archaeological area
- Portico d’Ottavia and the fish market
- Medieval alleys
- Piazza delle Cinque Scole
- Via del Portico D’Ottavia
- The Jewish Sinagogue (only outside)
- Tiberine Island
- Food TASTING UPON REQUEST
If you want to get off the beaten tourist tracks and walk through the “true Rome”… our Jewish District tour is made for you.
PRIVATE TOURS ARE AVAILABLE EVERY DAY EXEPT SATURDAY UPON REQUEST
• Tour Useful Information and Prices •
- In case you’ll join a small group, the group will not be bigger than 10 pax.
- The private tour is always available upon request.
- Your guide will be LICENSED, ROMAN and specialized in ROMAN ART and HISTORY.
- No tickets are needed for this tour.
- A small local food tasting (not included in the cost of the tour).
*If you have a party of 6 or more please contact us to arrange your private tour.
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)
• Meeting Point •
• Jewish District Guided Tour •
A Jewish District walking tour is for whoever wants to truly understand the essence of Rome. Follow our local, licensed, Roman guides to explore and experience the eternal city, not just see it.
Are you looking for something a little different from the usual monuments or museums? 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 true heart of Rome. 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 flavours 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 broought 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 synangue used to be until we’ll reach the new one: The TEMPIO MAGGIORE.
This is a full immersion walking tour through an amazing cultural and historical melting pot, where Pagan cults, Christian and Jewish traditions are joined in one of the most original districts of the world.
Do you want to taste kosher food (bakery and cakes) and Roman specialities on the same street… then don’t not 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 theatre 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.
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
Get away from the crowds and discover the most authentic side of our city, book your Jewish District Guided Tour now!
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