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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
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Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
$100.33 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Totally worth it
Amazing Walking through the three districts of Rome - Excellent tour of our Guide Alessandra with a group of eight people .
Panagiotis_P, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Rome

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Interesting and Entertaining
CHRISTINE_S, Oct 2021
Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Experience
Our tour of the Jewish Ghetto and Travestere was excellent due to the expert knowledge of our guide, Mircea. Not only was he well-versed and interesting, he was also personable, welcoming and very easy to relate to. He told us about a side of Rome one usually misses. I would highly recommend "Mike" as your tour guide and also this very interesting tour.
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Highly recommended!
Dawn_P, Oct 2021
Jewish Ghetto and Navona Food Wine and Sightseeing Tour of Rome
We had a great time on our food tour! Maria was a great guide and made the trip fantastic! I would absolutely recommend this tour! Dawn - Arizona
star-5
Our guide was knowledgeable, helpful and a sweetheart. She took us to some amazing places - really amazing!
Paul_W, Oct 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
The opportunity to try local specialties that were truly delicious was great! We had some of the best food of our entire trip to Rome with her.
star-5
Edutainment at its best
Daniel_S, Oct 2021
Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Tour Rome
Guide Michael was informative and entertaining. The walk was super nice, entire family (teens included) enjoyed smooth walk in October.
star-5
A memorable tour
Val_L, Oct 2021
Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Tour Rome
Michael was a great guide, so knowledgeable and good fun. It was lovely to go off the beaten track. Would highly recommend
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Food tour
Kimberley_K, Oct 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
Great tour, lots of interesting information and great tasting food. Claudio was an excellent guide. Definitely don’t eat beforehand as there is a lot of food to try!
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Walking tour inside the Ghetoo of Rome
Jim_M, Sep 2021
Jewish Ghetto and Navona Food Wine and Sightseeing Tour of Rome
The description of the tour did not match the actually activity. There was much more walking than described. It was fun once we got going. The infomation about the Ghetto was intersting but limited. We, in fact, did not even spend the whole time in the Ghetto. So disappointed. But it turned out to be only four of us so that was really nice. Food was good.
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Food and Rome, a perfect tour
Ellen_C, Oct 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
Had an amazing time walking through Romes food scene with our guide Alessandra (?). Definitely go to the tour hungry, since there are 5 stops with large portions at each stop. Our guide really explained all the foods and wine we sampled, and even shared various recipes, since I too love to cook. She also took the time to explain the various areas within Rome and the various foods found in each. Definitely a tour worth taking!
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Great food & lots of it!!
Michelle_H, Oct 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
We loved our tour with Antonia! She is so personable and knows so much about the food, origins, and food stop locations! I would do this tour again!!!
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Do this tour!
Annemarie_H, Sep 2021
Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Tour Rome
I’ve been to Rome several times but thus Tour takes you off the beaten tourist track and down cobbled back streets. Michael our guide made the tour very interesting and is full of knowledge. Ended up with a greater understand of the history of Rome.
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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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A scrumptious night in Rome!
Nancy_S, Sep 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
A fantastic way to learn about how the Romans eat and appreciate food. And to sample some amazing treats!

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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