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Rome Jewish Ghetto Tour
Rome Jewish Ghetto Tour

Rome Jewish Ghetto Tour | Exclusive Private guided Tours of the Jewish Ghetto in Rome | Rome Official Tours.

Visit the ghetto and Jewish Museum this private guided tour will offer you the opportunity to visit and to enjoy the amazing Trastevere neighborhood and the Ghetto in Rome to discover the history, architecture, and traditions of the Jewish Community in Rome.

A walking tour to discover the best of Rome.

Rome’s Jewish population dates back 22 centuries ago when the first Jews came to Rome and settled their first community. The Ghetto was established in 1555 and was controlled by the papacy until the Italian Unification (Capture of Rome) in 1870, which defeated the Papal States. The area where the Jews lived was surrounded by walls and had three gates that were locked at night.

Rome Jewish Ghetto Tour
Rome Jewish Ghetto Tour

The area of Rome chosen for the ghetto was one of the most undesirable quarters of the city, subject to floods of the River Tiber. The papacy imposed on Jews a range of new restrictions for example prohibition on property ownership and practicing medicine on Christians. The Papal States ceased to exist on 20 September 1870 when they were integrated into the Kingdom of Italy. With this, the obligation that Jews live in the restricted come to an end. The ghetto walls were torn down in 1888 and the ghetto was almost completely demolished. Because of the more than three hundred years of segregation from the rest of the city, the Jews of Rome Ghetto developed their own dialect, known as Giudeo-romanesco. Today, the quarter of the former Ghetto is the home of the Synagogue of Rome. There is one remaining part of its wall, which was built into the wall of one of the courtyards off the Piazza Delle Cinque Scole. Our tour will give you the opportunity to visit the authentic neighborhoods of Trastevere and  Portico d’Octavia, see the diversity of its complex history, architecture, and tradition.

Rome Jewish Ghetto Tour
Rome Jewish Ghetto Tour

Your guide will be delighted to pass-on good suggestions on restaurants, Kosher restaurants, wine bars, and other useful information.

Private Tour available in all languages: English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian, or in the language that you want.

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MEETING POINT: At your hotel or other agreed spot
MEETING TIME: Between 09,oo a.m. to 21,00 pm
GROUP SIZE: That of your party  (Tour suitable for children)

Special offers for school groups  – performed groups of over 10 people

The price per person may vary depending on the number of participants.  All our tours and itineraries can be customized and organized for individuals and for small or large groups. We can organize exclusive services for corporate events, anniversaries, or special occasions.