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Rome Jewish Ghetto (Ghetto Ebraico di Roma)
Rome Jewish Ghetto (Ghetto Ebraico di Roma)

Rome Jewish Ghetto (Ghetto Ebraico di Roma)

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Piazza delle Cinque Scole

The Basics

Walking tours focused on the city’s Jewish life and food tours highlighting the neighborhood’s cuisine are excellent ways to discover the history and culture of this unique corner of Rome. You can also book a private tour of the area, allowing for customized experiences for those with limited mobility, food allergies, or other requirements or preferences. For even more insight into Jewish Rome, the synagogue’s museum has a curated collection of documents and artifacts related to local Jewish history.

In addition to its Jewish cultural sights, the Ghetto is home to a number of ancient ruins—the Portico of Octavia (Portico d’Ottavia or Porticus Octaviae) and the Theatre of Marcellus (Teatro di Marcello) are the most significant— and the iconicBocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth) marble mask at the Basilica of St. Mary in Cosmedin (Basilica di Santa Maria in Cosmedin), made famous in the Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck filmRoman Holiday.

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

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Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
$74.26 per adult
Delicious and fun!
Excellent tour, each stop had delicious food and our guide was an expert at finding and recommending the best restaurants in town. Enough food for a full meal. Grazie!
Joseph, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Rome

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We learned a lot of cool information about ancient Rome
Binyamin, Jul 2021
Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Tour Rome
Learning about how italy used to be devided and how bad the living conditions were for the jews in the ghetto
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Excellent
Jane_G, Jun 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
This was a wonderful tour. Our guide was really informative and fun. We tasted all sorts of amazing food we would not have experienced. This was a great way to spend an afternoon in Rome.
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Don’t miss it!
Jaime_G, Jun 2021
Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Tour Rome
Mercedes is an outstanding tour guide. She is extremely knowledgeable, well-versed in cultural, historical, and archeological matters, very gracious, and very patient with all type of questions we asked about Rome beyond the scope of the tour. She is a great story teller too, and we greatly enjoyed learning so many things and visiting so many incredible places. Don’t miss it. Highly recommended!
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Food, Glorious Food
Sally_U, May 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
Daniella was charming, knowledgable, engaging, and gracious. She lead us through an entire journey of history, art, gossip, and food, glorious food. I learned a lot, which given I have written a cookbook, do food blogging, create food pairings for Molesini Wine Club, and spent 6 years as a food writer for magazines, is amazing. I highly recommend this tour.
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Amanda a gifted storyteller in Rome
marianne_j, Jul 2020
Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Experience
My kids and I loved Amanda. She is a very passionate historian and a gifted storyteller. She perfectly knew how to get my kids' attention. Even my daughter of 14 who doesn't like history too much complimented her with a big smile for being the best guide we had in Rome. A pity we didnt't know Amanda and Carpe Diem before. I will definitely recommend you to others!
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Rome’s Culinary Delights
Gill_B, Jun 2020
Jewish Ghetto and Navona Food Wine and Sightseeing Tour of Rome
Amazing food and Guilia was such a lovely guide. It’s a great time to see Rome (post lockdown, less tourists), and the stops on the tour are well chosen. I won’t give away the food choices, but they’re all fab! If you’re a real wine fan, the tour is outweighed by food (just two wines), but otherwise I’d highly recommend it.
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a very pleasant combination of food and visiting Rome
kaat_b, Feb 2020
Jewish Ghetto and Navona Food Wine and Sightseeing Tour of Rome
Great evening tour with an enthusiastic guide Giula, we had an excellent time! We walked through areas we did not know, got some information and had nice food and drinks in a very pleasant group.
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Great food and conversation
Sarah_V, Oct 2020
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
Wonderful first night in Rome with a knowledgeable host who has a passion for Rome and great food! Saw areas we would not have found on our own
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Jewish Ghetto and Travestre
Zahraa_E, Oct 2020
Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Tour Rome
This was a very interesting and unique part of Rome. It was very interactive and Pedro was very passionate about the topics he covered. I would recommend this tour!!
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Ghetto by Ben was excellent
Kevin E, Dec 2019
Rome Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Tour
Ben was an excellent tour guide with an incredible amount of knowledge about the Rome Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere. He contacted us with plenty of time due to the change in meeting location because of the giant Christmas tree at the original meeting location. What really surprised us was we were the only ones on the tour, so we received a private tour. How awesome is that!!!
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Jewish ghetto and trastevere
kjstazzone, Dec 2019
Rome Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Tour
Tour was interesting and showed places to revisit for dinner and an evening out. Tour guide was very knowledgeable.
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More than just a walk and talk, interactions
Anders_J, Jul 2020
Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Tour Rome
I learnt a lot of new things from my guide. She spoke good english and did the tour although I was the only participant. Many good tips were received, everything from foods/restaurants to more sightseeing alternatives. Splendid!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Most small-group Jewish Ghetto tours are on foot or by bike, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

  • The Jewish Ghetto is located near Rome’s bustling Campo de’ Fiori outdoor market, and many group tours include visits to both.

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How to Get There

The Jewish Ghetto is in Rione Sant’Angelo, directly across the Tiber River from the Trastevere neighborhood and not far from the Roman Forum. There are no metro stops near the Ghetto, but a number of city bus lines connect it with the train station and other parts of the city.

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When to Get There

A Rome tour focused on the Jewish Ghetto is best scheduled when the neighborhood businesses are open; many close for the Sabbath from Friday at sunset to Saturday at sunset.

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The Turtle Fountain

The Eternal City is known for its dozens of beautiful fountains, and one of the prettiest is the Turtle Fountain (Fontana delle Tartarughe) in the ghetto’s Piazza Mattei. Dating from the late Renaissance, this small fountain’s original dolphin decorations were replaced by turtles due to low water pressure, resulting in the endearing version we see today.

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