Jewish Rome: Ghetto & Trastevere

History and tradition of the Jewish Rome

Focus

  • History
  • Religion

What makes this tour Special

Rome housed the first Jewish community outside the Holy Land and has a millennial history of integration and segregation strongly linked with the Papacy

Enjoy one of the most picturesque neighborhood in town, lively adorned by excellent restaurants and cozy spots

Cover the longest time span with commentaries ranging from the Roman era to the Second World War and more

What to Expect

PRIVATE TOUR

Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only

DURATION

3 hours

START TIME

09:30 - 14:00

PICK UP

Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Private Driver included throughout the tour

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

ENTRANCE TICKETS

No entrance tickets are needed! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Blue badge certified private tour guide
  • Reservation fees
  • Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation
  • One Way Transfer from your hotel/accommodation to the tour site
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Drop Off back to your hotel after the tour (available upon request)
  • Extras

Sites you’ll visit

  • Janiculum Hill
  • Trastevere
  • Jewish Ghetto
  • One of the best places for an overall view of the Ancient city of Rome. There are countless church tops, bell tours and monuments to admire from the second tallest hill in Rome. Surprising, the Janiculum hill isn't included in the famous "7 hills of Rome" due to its Western position and not within the Ancient Rome side of the Tiber river. The park on Janiculum hill holds hundreds of bust statues leading to the highest viewing point.
  • A quant area of Rome that has seen vast changes over the centuries. This area was home to the original Jewish Synagogue of Rome and also the oldest church of the Eternal City. During 753–509 BC it was home to "Hostile Etruscans" and once overtaken, the area was largely used by local fishermen as they took advantage of the close by Tiber river. This part of Rome was even chosen by Julius Caesar as the location for his luxury Garden Villa!
  • One of the biggest and most breathtaking monuments you'll come across while walking in the Jewish Ghetto of Rome is the majestic ruins of Octavia’s Porticus. Constructed two thousand years ago under the order of Augustus, in honor of his sister Octavia, was a monumental marble area surrounded by columns and embellished by two temples dedicated to Juno and Jupiter. The frescos that are still visible today were realized centuries later, showing us how this area was continuously used over the centuries.

Tour description

Join a private and knowledgeable tour guide on an interesting walking tour through some of the most beautiful and picturesque areas in Rome.

Start your tour to discover Jewish Rome by admiring the breathtaking view from the Janiculum Hill. Marvel at the impressive Fontana dell’Acqua Paola, also known as il Fontanone, one of the most beautiful fountains in Rome, dating from the 17th century. Just as ancient explorers, we'll descend the hill into the heart of Trastevere. Stroll through suggestive narrow alleys lined with historical workshops, bakeries and typical inns. Your tour guide will be your storyteller, and you will discover that Rome is not just about gladiators and Christian history- it's also a city inhabited by the Jewish community and has been influenced by their traditions for over 2,000 years.

Cross the pedestrian bridge of Ponte Sisto, and reach the Jewish Ghetto, which is one of the most beautiful areas in the city, full of history and tradition, that has almost entirely remained untouched throughout the centuries. The 1904 Synagogue, the centerpiece of this area, is a magnificent structure with beautiful windows and decorative facade. Walk through narrow cobblestone streets, experiencing several layers of history, learn the history of the Jewish community, while you admire the ancient ruins that surround you.

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