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Great Synagogue of Rome (Tempio Maggiore di Roma) Tours

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Great Synagogue of Rome (Tempio Maggiore di Roma)
The Great Synagogue of Rome (Tempio Maggiore di Roma) has a storied past, with the city housing one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world. The first set arrived in the city in the second century BC, and by the mid-16th century, the area of Trastevere on the west banks of the River Tiber became a Jewish ghetto, which lasted for three centuries until it was disbanded by King Victor Emmanuel II. The Great Synagogue was built across the river from Trastevere shortly afterwards in memory of the dark days of the ghetto; the Art Nouveau structure is stopped with a distinctive square dome and ornamented with floral reliefs.

On April 13, 1986, Pope John Paul II visited the synagogue, making him the first pope since early Christianity to do so. The synagogue celebrated its centenary in 2004 and serves as a hub for the Jewish community of Rome, as well as housing for the offices of the Chief Rabbi. The city's Jewish Museum is also on the premises, which opened in 1960 and displays precious textiles, manuscripts and silverware documenting centuries of Jewish life in Rome.

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Located at Lungotevere de' Cenci in Trastevere, the synagogue is open in June through September, Sunday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. From October to May, the site is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission includes entrance to the Jewish Museum of Rome. Bus No. 8 and No. 10 run regularly along Lungotevere de' Cenci.
Address: Lungotevere de’ Cenci, Trastevere, Rome, Lazio 00186, Italy
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Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish GhettoHalf-day Tours

Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto

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Go on the hunt for some of the best food in Rome on this culinary walking tour through the areas of Campo de’ Fiori, Trastevere, and the Jewish Quarter. With a guide, learn the local secrets of the Eternal City and sample traditional Italian favorites like gelato and pasta, as well as local specialties like fried artichokes. Limited to 12 people, this tour offers a more personal sightseeing experience.
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Jewish Rome , Museum and Synagogue, private walking tour Half-day Tours

Jewish Rome , Museum and Synagogue, private walking tour

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your expert guide and art historian will take to discover the jewish comunity of Rome, the oldest in the world, that moved to Europe in the ancient days. The jewish area is rich in history and anecdotes. Imposing Roman ruins will welcome us , alternated with medieval houses and the huge Synagogue that we will visit with the museum . Five different rites were celebrated in the past .Using recostructions , pictures and our imagination we can figure out how the place was until the 19th century, how and when was enclosed in a Ghetto. cross river tiber passing by tiberina island and we finish at Tastevere neighborhood , where once , before Christ, all foreigners of the city lived . We see the place of the oldest Synagogue of roman times .
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Historic Neighbourhoods: Jewish Quarter & Trastevere Private TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Historic Neighbourhoods: Jewish Quarter & Trastevere Private Tour

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Join a licensed guide and discover the history of two Roman districts, Trastevere and the Jewish Quarter. From ancient fountains to timeworn landmarks, visit the areas’ must-see spots and hear plenty of historical insights along the way. Explore the heart of Rome’s Jewish district while your host tells you stories about the local lifestyle, traditions and historical events. As you wander through the streets you can almost feel the history radiating off the walls, so soak up the atmosphere as you listen to your guide. Rome’s Jewish district is one of its most beautiful, the streets are just full of stunning buildings. Follow your licensed guide to the Turtle Fountain, one of the quarter’s most symbolic landmarks and the subject of many local legends. From here walk to the Isola Tiberina, Rome’s urban island. Take in the river views and get ready to discover bohemian and funky Trastevere. Visit a beautiful medieval church and discover breathtaking mosaics.
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The Roman Jewish Ghetto Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMapPrivate Sightseeing Tours

The Roman Jewish Ghetto Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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This is an intimate tour of one of Rome's most famous landmarks: The Ghetto. The traditional home of Rome's Jewish community, (Europe's oldest) the Ghetto was walled-in for nearly 300 years. It's still the center of Jewish life in Rome, full of history, sights and good food. The tour guides you through the winding streets of the Ghetto, explaining everything along the way. You'll see ancient structures like the famous Portico D'Ottavia, and where the Holocaust took place in Rome. You'll explore the massive Neo-Baroque synagogue and also pop into a family-run bakery for the best kosher cookies in the world. This tour has something for everyone and with Voicemap's GPS-triggered audio, you can spend a quiet morning wandering around the neighborhood and know the answers to every question you might have. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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Rome Jewish Ghetto and the Great SynagogueHalf-day Tours

Rome Jewish Ghetto and the Great Synagogue

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UNESCO–listed Rome is perhaps most famous for the Colosseum, but away from this ancient attraction there’s a rich Jewish history waiting to be discovered. On this tour, follow your guide through the 16th-century Trastevere neighborhood to sites of interest including the Great Synagogue of Rome. Learn of the trials and tribulations faced by Roman Jews down the centuries, and hear the hidden secrets of the world's oldest Jewish ghetto.
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Jewish Ghetto and SynagogueHalf-day Tours

Jewish Ghetto and Synagogue

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Learn about one of the world’s longest standing Jewish communities in this in-depth walking tour of Rome’s Jewish Ghetto. Visit the Museo Ebraico, which tells the story of the city’s Jews, who have lived in Rome for 22 generations. Then, visit the neighborhood’s stunning synagogue, which commemorated the abolition of the ghetto.
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Semi Private Jewish Ghetto,Synagogue & Trastevere District - Pick up includedCultural Tours

Semi Private Jewish Ghetto,Synagogue & Trastevere District - Pick up included

Explore Rome's Jewish Ghetto and the Trastevere District with a small group on this half-day tour. You'll enjoy an intimate atmosphere with a group of just eight people and be able to move easily through the narrow streets of the historic districts. Personalized attention from your guide and the ability to ask questions is another plus of a small group. Admission to the synagogue and museum are included, as well as convenient hotel pickup, to make for a seamless tour.
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Small-Group Dinner Experience in the Jewish Roman Ghetto Dining Experiences

Small-Group Dinner Experience in the Jewish Roman Ghetto

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Experience Rome like a Roman with a traditional Italian dinner at a local restaurant in the Jewish Quarter. Join your hosts for a delicious 3-course dinner, sample a selection of typical Italian dishes, and learn about the family recipes from the chef. Each course is paired with regional wines and a maximum of 10 people ensures an intimate dining experience.
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Rome Segway Tour: City HighlightsFull-day Tours

Rome Segway Tour: City Highlights

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Glide along historic streets and picture-perfect piazzas on a Segway tour of Rome. Enjoy the personal experience of a small-group tour, and see some of the city’s most iconic sites. Circle Piazza Navona and pay your respects to ancient gods at the Pantheon, then visit the ultra-romantic Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Get a great overview of Rome’s history and culture as your guide narrates each stop, and take in the best of the city with a high-tech, low-impact means of transport.
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Private Rome Segway TourFull-day Tours

Private Rome Segway Tour

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See more of Rome on a private half-day tour by Segway that allows you to cover a lot of ground with ease. Ride over to monuments including the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and the Pantheon, and scenic locations including Trevi Fountain, Campo de' Fiori, the Roman Ghetto, and the Great Synagogue of Rome. The Segway is easy to operate after instruction provided by your guide, and bottled water is provided.
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The Jewish Ghetto in RomeBus Tours

The Jewish Ghetto in Rome

A route that is certainly able to offer continuous surprises is the one inside the extraordinary Jewish Ghetto, forcedly built between Largo di Torre Argentina and the Tiber. You can choose between two options: with meeting point or with pick up included.
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Treasure hunt in Rome, Ghetto and TrastevereCultural Tours

Treasure hunt in Rome, Ghetto and Trastevere

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This is a Tour Quiz, a format that allows you to learn and discover stories and information about the city. With this treasure hunt you will see the most famous places in the area of Ghetto and Trastevere but also hidden gems and corners. It's a fun way to explore the city, not a classic and traditional guided tour. Better if done with a team of 2-8 people, to have more chances to answer correctly to quiz, rebus and questions we propose during the tour. It's a game, a treasure hunt in the eternal city, that will make you enjoy the visit even more!
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Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia cruise portBus Tours

Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia cruise port

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After many years of work in this sector and after many collaborations, we can say that we are number one. A classic Rome tour from the port of Civitavecchia which, at the end of the tour, will tell me you were the best of your whole cruise. We love tourism and we are cruise passengers just like you!
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Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere PrivatePrivate and Luxury

Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Private

Join this Rome private tour to discover the fascinating history of Rome’s most beautiful historic neighborhoods: Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere, and Isola Tiberina – Rome’s only island. Benefit from your private guide’s full attention as you discover historic Rome’s hidden gems. Your tour begins in the old Jewish Ghetto. See Ancient Roman wonders, including the Theater of Marcellus – Rome’s amphitheater before the Colosseum – and the Portico of Octavia. Learn about the terrible days of the forced ghettoization of Rome’s Jewish community. Then, discover the history of the Synagogue; a testament to Roman Jewish resilience, built after ghettoization’s end. Cross the ancient Isola Tiberina to Trastevere. Experience the vibrant ambiance of Rome’s ancient rione, home to religious minorities, travelers and migrants since ancient times. Visit the mediaeval Santa Maria, with 11th century mosaics. Allow your guide to provide a personalized restaurant recommendation in this vibrant neighborhood.
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Sunset Cooking Class in the Jewish Ghetto: Pasta, Gnocchi, BiscottiDining Experiences

Sunset Cooking Class in the Jewish Ghetto: Pasta, Gnocchi, Biscotti

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Perhaps the best loved Italian dish around the world is pasta, but to really uncover the joys of this simple dish, no foodie should miss the fresh pasta in Rome. With this culinary walking tour and cooking class, follow along with a professional chef, and learn how to prepare handmade pasta yourself. Highlights include working with seasonal ingredients, learning about the history of the Jewish Ghetto, and feasting on your homemade creations with a glass of wine.
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Jewish Ghetto & Trastevere Tour Cultural Tours

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Jewish Ghetto & Trastevere Tour

The Jewish faith is deeply ingrained into Rome’s sprawling history, meaning this Jewish Ghetto tour is essential if you want to fully understand Rome. The tour will begin in Piazza Venezia, where your guide will delve into the history of one of Rome’s most famous Piazzas. We then will head to Piazza del Campidoglio, the Theatre of Marcello and the Jewish Ghetto, home of the renowned Jewish Synagogue. From Ancient Rome, through the medieval age, up to the 20th century, the Jewish Ghetto has an incredible amount of history. Allow your guide to delve into the mysteries and tragic tales that are engrained into this beautiful part of Rome. We will then cross the oldest bridge in Rome, incredibly still standing since 62 BC, into Trastevere. Here we will walk the small streets of Trastevere, a picturesque and lively neighbourhood with the look and feel of a traditional small Italian town. Not only will we walk the small streets of Rome, we will also visit one of the oldest churches in Rome.
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jewish ghetto tourHalf-day Tours

jewish ghetto tour

Visit the Jewish Ghetto of Rome with a tour guide who has grown up here and knows all its little hidden gems. During the tour you'll learn the history and traditions of the Jews of Rome and you'll feel like a member of the Community, meeting my relatives and friends on the way.
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  • 3 hours
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Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto Semi Private TourCultural Tours

Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto Semi Private Tour

Rome has many neighborhoods that are centrally located in the city, yet remain unexplored except by those in the know. Our Trastevere and Jewish Rome Tours is fascinating exploration through two of Rome’s most historically rich neighborhoods. Learn another layer of Rome’s phenomenal history! The Jewish area is known in Rome as the Ghetto. Both the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere have histories that tell another side of life in Rome over the past 2,000 years. In this small group tour, you will be able to learn about the gripping history of the Jewish population in Rome, and their impact in the city’s ancient and contemporary life.
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