Join us on a leisurely stroll through the Jewish Ghetto, the ancient section of Rome on the banks of the Tiber River. Since 1555 the 7-acre Roman Ghetto was home to more than 4,700 Jews ordered to live in a district isolated from the Christians for nearly 300 years. In 1848, when Italy became a republic, the walls of the Ghetto were demolished but it was not until the Unity of Italy in 1870 that the Jews finally acquired equal rights.
Today, this quaint area is full of restaurants, shops and cafés. With your guide, visit the lovely Piazza Matteo, with its famous fountain of tartarughe, representing the heart of the Jewish area. Then on to the ruins in the Portico d’Ottavia a monumental gateway built by Augustus prior to his reign as emperor. Continue down the well-preserved street, Via Portico d’Ottavia, notice the kosher restaurants and shops of locally produced Judaica (religious items). Once in the Synagogue gaze upon the impressive square-shaped dome rebuilt on the original site in only 3 years. The Synagogue’s Museum houses 2nd century artifacts and reliefs. Museum entrance tickets are not included.
- The tour includes the Jewish Ghetto: Piazza Matteo, Rome Synagogue & Museum.
- 3 hours with private English speaking guide.
$375 total for the tour, 1 to 4 people. Includes all taxes and Italian VAT. Transport to and from meeting point not included.
Tour Times: 10am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm.
*Please note: prices do not include Museum entrance fees, transportation, accommodations or any other excursions. If you would like to add on transfers to and from your hotel or cruise ship port ~ please let us know your group size and we will be happy to reserve transfers for you. (Extra cost). Please call for larger group & family prices.