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Private Tour of Jewish Rome Back

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

Description

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

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Inclusions/Exclusions

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
 

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