Best Of Jewish Rome

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Sun-Thu    -   10:30 & 15:00 , Friday        -   10:30 only , Saturday    -   Closed
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  • Return Details :
    The tour will conclude in the vicinity of the departure location
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


If youre looking for a rare insight into the multifaceted history of Rome, this tour of the Jewish Ghetto will take you into the heart of a rich local culture. Our expert Jewish guides will take you to the Great Synagogue and offer interesting facts about its museum of Jewish artifacts. This tour also includes a visit to the Teatro Marcello, a famous building that was constructed for Julius Caesar and visited by Augustus Caesaralso known as the Jewish Colosseum. Join us on a journey deep into one of the most interesting parts of history Rome has to offer, explore the Jewish quarter and also enjoy some traditional Roman-Jewish food tasting on this Ultimate Best of Jewish Rome Tour.

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The Jewish Ghetto Tour Experience

One of the most unexpected attractions in Rome is the Jewish Ghetto, a collection of ruins dating back to the 1500s. Commonly known as the Roman Ghetto, this fascinating area of Rome offers glimpses into the history and culture of the Roman Empire. The melting together of two cultures is evident in the architecture and design of the Jewish Ghetto, and your guide will draw your attention to many of the areas most interesting details.

Jewish Ghetto

Established in 1555 by the order of Pope Paul VI, the Roman Ghetto was home to Romes small Jewish population for three centuries. With a large wall and gates that were locked at night, Romes Jewish residents were segregated from the city as a means of discrimination; however, the Jews also welcomed the ghetto as a means of protection from angry Christian mobs. The residents of the Jewish Ghetto lived in crushing poverty and isolation: so isolated that they developed their own Roman dialect that included a variety of Romanized words from the Hebrew language.

Great Synagogue

The most significant building in the Jewish Ghetto is the Great Synagogue, a majestic structure that occupies almost a quarter of the ghetto itself. The synagogue was completed in 1904, just over 30 years after the Papal States were eliminated and Romes Jewish residents were granted citizenship. In addition to being an active house of worship, the synagogue is home to an impressive gallery with artifacts from over two millennia of Jewish life in Rome. From parchment scrolls to eating utensils, this museum provides a thorough view into the history and culture of Romes Jewish population.

Teatro Marcello

Also prominent in the area of the Roman Ghetto is the Teatro Marcello, an open-air theater that was built in the eras of Julius and Augustus Caesar. Completed in 13 BC, the theater remains in impressive condition and looks similar to Romes more famous Colosseum. The theaters columns will be familiar to Greek architecture enthusiasts as they demonstrate both the Ionic and Doric orders of Greek classical architecture.

A Premiere Jewish Ghetto Experience

We understand the needs and interests of elite travelers, many of who visit Italy for the chance to go off the beaten path. Our Jewish Ghetto tour provides an in-depth look at the fascinating culture of Romes Jewish population, with interesting facts about the areas history, architecture, and preservation. Three hours will fly by as you visit ruins of 16th century Rome and the neighborhoods impressive synagogue.


  • Professional English Speaking guide
  • All tickets, fee's and entrances included
  • Authentic Roman-Jewish Food tasting
  • Complete tour of the Jewish quarter, Synagogue and museum


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.

Entrance is strictly limited so you must arrive early. Anyone who arrives after their time slot cannot be accommodated or refunded

Not wheelchair accessible. 

Important: Please note that large bags/backpacks/suitcases will not be able to be stored, please bring only small bags and rucksacks.


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