Private and guided Tour around the Jewish Ghetto in Rome
What You’ll Do on this Tour:
While for some people it may sound strange to hear that Rome has one of the oldest Jewish communities in Europe, it is true and happens to go back to the II century B.C.! Let us assist you in creating and unforgettable and stress-free journey onto one of the most interesting neighbourhood of Rome. This tour is dedicated to the kind of person that wants to see another face of the city where the Roman Jewish were able to influence the culture and the cuisine of Rome. Today the Ghetto is one of the most loved areas of Rome; popular for Romans and tourists alike and famous for its great food in the typical restaurants. Here authentic Roman dishes that started from the Jewish culture are prepared. One that you will want to try is the famous “Jewish Artichoke”. Another stop not to miss is the famous Jewish pastry shop that bakes incredible cakes and famous pizza. The tours are available in English or Italian, and are delivered with an insight and style that keeps our tours entertaining, fun, and informative.
The tour will begin from the oldest port of the city, Foro Boario. You will then cross the river Tevere, where in ancient times the first Jewish comunity was established. From there, with the help of our guide, you will discover the small streets and beautiful corners of this “lost in time” area called Trastevere. Trastevere is also home to the oldest Synagogue of Rome. As we cross back over the river we will also stop on the island of “Tiberina”. The Isola Tiberina is a must-see in order to understand the old Jewish ghetto. The oldest bridge of Rome, “Fabricio’s Bridge”, had an interesting influence on the Jewish Ghetto and on the city of Rome. Our guide will be able to give you dates, incredible stories and events of the community that was forced to live in this closed in area by Pope Paul IV in 1555. The Jewish ghetto was surrounded by walls where they were required to live from sunset to sunrise, in very small spaces and often in terrible hygienic conditions. Our guide will leave you at the end of the tour and will direct you to the guide from the Synagogue as they require their own guide takes you through the Synagogue.
Tours are in collaboration with our trusted partner Miles & Miles Private Tours