Jewish Ghetto Tour + Synagogue (for party of 1 to 7 people) (8.45am)
DURATION: 2 hours
DEPARTURE TIME: 8.45am
LANGUAGES: English and Italian
MEETING POINT: Hotel Fortyseven – Via Luigi Petroselli, 47
*Please note that the price of this tour is fixed and does not depend on the number of people in your party (max 7 people).
Rome has one of the oldest Jewish communities in Europe, dating back to the II century B.C. While in the past the Jewish Ghetto was surrounded by walls where Roman Jews would live in very small spaces and often in terrible hygienic conditions, today the Ghetto is one of the most beloved areas of Rome; popular for Romans and tourists alike and famous for great food in typical restaurants. Embark on a journey back in time, discovering this characteristic neighbourhood of Rome.
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This tour is dedicated to those that want to see another face of the city where the Roman Jewish community was able to influence the culture and cuisine of Rome. The tour will begin from the oldest part of the city: Foro Boario. You will then cross the Tiber river, where in ancient times the first Jewish community 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 Tiberina Island – a must in order to gain understanding of 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 and you will learn about that as well. 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 and Roman Jews had to live in very small spaces and often in terrible hygienic conditions.
Today the Ghetto is one of the most loved areas of Rome; popular for Romans and tourists alike and famous for great food in the typical restaurants. Here, authentic Roman dishes originating from the Jewish culture are prepared. One that you are sure to 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.
Today, this incredible area is not just inhabited by Jewish people but by people of every religion. However, this neighbourhood attracts all Jewish people who come to pray at the “Temple”. The temple was erected after the unification of Italy in a style called “Assiro-Babilonese” and is quite easy to recognize because of its squared dome. Today the Temple hosts a museum with incredible materials from the Jewish population that date back to ancient Rome and encompasses all of most dramatic events.
- Please note that the price of this tour is fixed and does not depend on the number of people in your party (max 7 people).
- There are no discounts for children as the price of the tour is fixed and doesn’t depend on the number of people in your group.
- Meeting point at Hotel Fortyseven – Via Luigi Petroselli, 47
- 2-hour tour with private guide + 1 hour in a small group with a guide of the Synagogue (usually at 11am)
- Our guide will leave you at the end of the tour and will direct you to the guide from the Synagogue as they require that their own guide takes you through the Synagogue. You have the opportunity to visit the museum as well.
- It is required that you arrive to the Great Synagogue 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour.
- Admissions for the Great Synagogue are not included and to be paid upon entry (€11/Adult).
- Advanced tickets are not required.