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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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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
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
$73.87 per adult
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Great way to start Rome
We did this tour on our first night in Rome which was a great way to see some sights and taste a variety of dishes. Our guide was amazing, very knowledgeable and friendly. We were with a few other couples which was nice to chat with others with wine and food. I would highly recommend this tour!
Meredith_B, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Rome

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Book at beginning of your Roman Holiday
Deborah_, Sep 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
We booked this tour on our first Fay in Rome. We enjoyed our time with Antonia, it was like being introduced to Rome by a friend or family member. This to her was a great way to be introduced to traditional Roman food and get an orientation of the city and food history.
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Amazing Food tour
Susan_P, Sep 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
Alessandra was a charismatic and knowledgeable guide! This was a perfect way to start our adventure in Rome. she showed us some hidden gems we never would have found, and the tastings were pared with wine too!
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The most memorable time walking through the Jewish ghetto!
The-Cooler-man, Sep 2021
Jewish Ghetto and Navona Food Wine and Sightseeing Tour of Rome
The most memorable time walking through the Jewish ghetto! The young lady giving our tour was exceptional and such a pleasure to have lead us through four hours of history and eating and drinking. It was certainly one of the best parts of our stay here in Rome.
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Excellent tour!!
Kateryna_K, Sep 2021
Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Tour Rome
Pedro was our guide, - and was excellent in his knowledge, sense of humour, openness. We learned a huge amount of new interesting things about Rome, the little hidden gems of historical events!! The value of this tour was excellent! I highly recommend!! Thank you, Pedro!! :)
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Informative tour of the Jewish Ghetto
MaryAlice_C, Sep 2021
Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Tour Rome
Michael was very knowledgeable about the area and provided a lot of personal suggestions for dinner and dessert later in our trip.
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Excellent Experience
Marc_B, Aug 2021
Jewish Ghetto and Navona Food Wine and Sightseeing Tour of Rome
Excellent Tour with a knowledgeable tour guide. Great value for the price we paid, we had plenty of food and wine (overall 6 stops i believe). Thank you also for the Aperitivo recommendations!
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The tour was fantastic....
Denley_B, Sep 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
The tour was fantastic. Valeria was very knowledgeable of Roman food and showed us many authentic foods. A highlight for me was the market where she showed us local vegetable, meat, and cheese specialties. The food we ate at the restaurants had the ingredients we discussed at the market. My only regret is doing this on our last day in Rome, so we didn't have time to go back and use our new knowledge.
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Highly Recommend
Linda_F, Sep 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
What a lovely experience. Daniella was a wonderful host, she was knowledgeable and fun. We had a history lesson and food tasting experience. I am so happy we took the tour in our first days here it enhance the remainder of our stay in Roma. It is easy walking, small group so the pace is nice and the conversation and discussion about either the food or the sites along the way was great for the entire group. Thank you
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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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Great experience
Diana_R, Aug 2021
Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Tour Rome
It was great. Michael was on time and at the right place for our meeting. He is very knowledgeable of Roma’s history and we had a great time.
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The best food tour!
Eboni_W, Sep 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
Anastasia was AMAZING! I had such an amazing time on the tour with her. It was my 3rd time in Rome but I still learned so many new things from her. The whole experience was a pleasure and the food was delicious. I definitely recommend you arrive ready to eat and drink a lot of good food and wine.
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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!!!

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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