Rome Jewish District Walking Tour

Rome, Italy
Tour Rating 5.0
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Private experience
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Overview

Rome might be most famous for its ancient ruins, but the Italian capital also has a rich Jewish heritage. On this 2-hour walking tour, see the remains of the former Jewish ‘ghetto’ and learn about its transformation into one of the city’s liveliest neighborhoods; visit the Porch of Octavia, and Tiberina Island; and sample traditional Jewish pastries.
  • 2-hour Rome Jewish District walking tour
  • Discover the history and heritage of Rome’s Jewish community from an expert guide
  • Explore the atmospheric Jewish district, including Tiberina Island
  • Taste traditional Jewish specialties including sweet pastries and fried artichokes
  • Small-group tour limited to 8 people ensures a personalized experience

Local guide
Professional art historian guide
Food tasting (not included in the cost of the tour)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Piazza del Campidoglio, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Tiber Island, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Isola Tiberina
The Jewish community was among the first settlers in Rome almost 2000 years ago in the heart of the city. The community lived in harmony with the rest of the population and enjoyed considerable freedom — an example of religious tolerance that unfortunately was not later extended to any of the reformed Christian creeds. Roman Jews by contrast, were forced to live enclosed in the ghetto between the 1500s and 1800s, had an imposed curfew, and several other restrictions. The sad, crumbling remains of this walled district known as "Ghetto," was torn down only in the 19th century.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ghetto Ebraico
The Jewish community was among the first settlers in Rome almost 2000 years ago in the heart of the city. The community lived in harmony with the rest of the population and enjoyed considerable freedom — an example of religious tolerance that unfortunately was not later extended to any of the reformed Christian creeds. Roman Jews by contrast, were forced to live enclosed in the ghetto between the 1500s and 1800s, had an imposed curfew, and several other restrictions. The sad, crumbling remains of this walled district known as "Ghetto," was torn down only in the 19th century.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Via Portico d'Ottavia
This tour will guide you through one of the most interesting parts of the city, and you will visit the remains of the Porch of Octavia, an imposing structure built by the emperor Augustus for his sister and where, in the middle ages, the most important fish market of the city was located. In this market, Jewish women used to collect the market waste in order to cook their famous fish broth. We will travel from the Roman age through the Middle ages and the Renaissance when important Roman families settled there and built their noble palaces. On the inscriptions all over this area, you can read about the horrible events that occurred during the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1943-44. This tour will give you a chance to walk through fascinating buildings and revive tragic but important memories of the past. You’ll appreciate the vivid atmosphere of the neighborhood today, where you can still have a glimpse of the past, tasting some of the delicatessen, typical Jewish pastry, or the famous fried artichokes.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Teatro di Marcello
Visit the stronghold of Roman popular custom and tradition, forget about the hectic life of the rest of the city, and get a glimpse of a real Roman neighborhood. Enjoy the atmosphere of this authentic neighborhood — the core and heart of the “rione”(quarter), and a delightful meeting place for all and sundry, for gossip, and an aperitif. Experience the sparkling atmosphere of the big and small squares, corners and alleys, and learn about the legend of the mineral oil that sprang out from the ground. You will admire ancient churches, aristocratic palaces and their beautiful decorations, old hidden workshops and picturesque corners. You’ll admire Middle age towers and Renaissance baronial family palaces, papal memories and all this in a relaxing walk. This tour will let you feel like a real Roman and will add so greatly to the full enjoyment of an authentic Roman holiday.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please check the meeting point with your guide on your voucher. Meet the guide at meeting point 10 minutes prior to to tour departure time you selected
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.

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