Guided tour

Rome: Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

Activity provider: Roman Vacations

Rome: Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

Activity provider: Roman Vacations

From US$ 36.69 per person

On this guided walking tour you will explore one of Rome's oldest neighborhoods, the Jewish Ghetto. Discover the hidden gems that cover over 2000 years worth of fascinating history.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the ancient Theater of Marcellus that is even older than the Colosseum
  • Hear the story of unrequited love at the infamous Turtle Fountain in Piazza Mattei
  • Visit famous sites like The Great Synagogue of Rome and the Portico d'Ottavia
Full description

Discover the beauty of one of Rome’s most well-kept secrets, the neighborhood of the Jewish Ghetto. Meet your friendly and professional tour guide at the steps of the Campidoglio in the center of Rome and begin your journey into the history of one of Rome’s oldest neighborhoods.

Explore architecture and neighborhoods from 2000 years ago. Pass by the Theater of Marcellus, and the Portico d’Ottavia to see some of the ancient structures still being used today. Your guide will take you to a Gelateria where you will be treated to homemade Kosher gelato.

From here you will go to Piazza Mattei and see the famous Turtle Fountain. Then pass by the last remaining piece of the wall that kept the Jewish community in this area for centuries. You will learn about the tumultuous past and resilience of Rome’s Jews as you pass the Great Synagogue.

Next, cross the oldest functioning bridge in Rome as you go onto Tiber Island. Listen to the stories about the hospital saving people during WWII as well as the story of Asclepius at the temple, now a church. Your guide will bring history to life for you as you conclude your tour here on the island.

Includes
  • Artisanal kosher gelato
  • Headsets if the group is 6 or more people
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors

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Meeting point

• Arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts • Look for an orange Roman Vacations sign at the meeting point

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • No refund will be given for no-shows or late arrivals
  • All tours will operate within the current COVID-19 regulations set by the Italian Government
  • This tour will run rain or shine
Customer reviews

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June 18, 2022

Incredible tour! James is an incredible guide and his knowledge about the history as well as his recommendation for restaurants and activities was great! Highly recommend!

June 15, 2022

Our guide was fantastic! He was able to tell everything about history with great pleasure and enthusiasm. He also gave us great tips for nice places to eat.

March 11, 2022

Product ID: 409561