Direct In Italy: +39 338 351 6912

Toll Free: 1-866-779-2565

Whatsapp Get us on WhatsApp: +39 338 351 6912


Private Tour of Jewish Rome Back

  • Tour Code : TUR-01599
  • Type : Private
  • Duration : 3.0 Hours


Highlights include:

  • Portico of Ottavia
  • Theater of Marcellus
  • The Great Synagogue
  • The Tiber Island

This tour takes you through the streets of what was once the gated Jewish Ghetto, to explore one of the hidden chapters in Rome's history.

The Jewish community of Rome is the oldest in the world.  There have been Jews in Rome since antiquity, and until 1555, they lived here quite peacefully.  Then the pope declared decided to close them into a small area of the city, which was frequently flooded.

During your tour through these few streets and many Roman ruins, you will see where the gates were and learn about what life was life there.  Your guide will take you to a church where Jews were once forced to listen to weekly sermons designed to convert them to Christianity and will tell you about the Cinque Scole, the synagogues built by Jews from different parts of the world.

There was a period of peace from Italian Unification in 1870 when Jews were granted citizenship, until WWII.  During this time, Rome's Great Synagogue with its easily recognizable 'square' dome, was built next to the river.

Your tour will include the more modern history of Rome's Jewish population.  Many people who live in the former Ghetto, are the descendants of families who were deported to Auschwitz in 1943.  You'll see where many of them lived, learn how they lost their rights under Fascism and of how the Nazis promised to spare them from deportation in return for gold.  

Although this is a moving tour, the ghetto today is a place of happy activity.  Families and friends meet on the central street, where you can find Jewish bakeries and restaurants serving the Roman-Jewish cuisine created by housewives at a time of poverty.  Do make sure you stop to try some of this unique cuisine after your tour!

Hotel pick-up can be arranged on request




Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. Private English-speaking guide
  2. Entrance to the Museum of Jewish History

What's Not Included

  1. Gratuities of any type

Sites and Locations Visited on this Tour

No. of Pax Price/Pax Total Price
1 € 320.00 € 320.00
2 € 170.00 € 340.00
3 € 120.00 € 360.00
4 € 95.00 € 380.00
5 € 80.00 € 400.00
6 € 75.00 € 450.00
7 € 70.00 € 490.00
8 € 65.00 € 520.00

Please contact us today by either phone or email for assistance with this booking.
Email :
Toll Free : 1-866-779-2565


Recommended Tours

Other Nearby Properties


Starting at EUR 320.00
Depends on Point of Departure & Number of Participants. Get in touch with us today to get an accurate quote!

Book Now : We Sell Out Fast !

Number of people?


Search Your Tour


Search In

Incredible Experiences in Italy for Exceptional Prices

Client Testimonials

I went to high school with the owner of the company who organized my honeymoon for myself and my now wife from Tokyo. We spent three short weeks seeing Piedmont and experiencing wine paradise there, then heading to Nice in France with our private driver and flying to Rome where honestly 4 days is NOT enough. They keep saying to spend more time and we could not agree more! You need to spend more time in many of these places. Over the course of our time in Italy we saw so much and loved it all, though Sicily and the Mondello estate they had at us, 2 minutes walk from the prettiest beach in the world was our favorite and Roberto the owners there who know Jess and her team made it so wonderful for us! We are planning on going back and even considering moving to Italy we had such a great time!
- Robin and Kumi Bruun, Tokyo Japan Read More


Video Gallery