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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
$98.01 per adult
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She was wonderful! We learned so many interesting facts about Jewish ghetto and saw many places and are wonderful foods. Would recommend
ivana_r, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Rome

star-5
Yummy food, grest evening out
Rory_M, Nov 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
Amazing food tour. Loved all the foods, especially traditional roman pasta and the fried appetisers in the Jewish quarter. Would thoroughly recommend.
star-5
Great food tour
Kelly_O, Nov 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
I loved this food tour. The guide was very informative and took us to some great spots in Rome off the beaten path. I loved learning all of the history and the food was unique and delicious. Highly recommend.
star-5
Fun and insightful
Eugene_K, Oct 2021
Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Tour Rome
Having walked through this area many times, it was great to get deeper insight into its history. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and all of the small details that our guide Marco shared. He managed to be fun and insightful while also covering a large history and area. Note - the tour starting point references a site that non-Italians might know know so it’s good to check beforehand.
star-5
The food was absolutely...
Elizabeth_L, Nov 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
The food was absolutely delicious at every stop. We also enjoyed walking through the areas that were more “off the beaten track”. Our guide, Clelia, did an excellent job at making the neighborhoods and their history come alive as well as providing great commentary about what we were eating. She was wonderful and we highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Excellent food walking tour
Barbara_a, Oct 2021
Private Food Tour of Rome: Campo de Fiori Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere
I learned so much about the area from our guide. The food was fantastic and the people were very friendly.
star-5
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
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
Definitely a must do
Christie_G, Nov 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
This was one of 6 tours we have been on when visiting Italy and was one of our favourites. The tour guide, Valeria was lovely and knowledgable. The food was delicious and we’ve been back to the area to sample more since!! Thank you Valeria
star-4
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.
star-5
Valeria, the guide. Her...
Ann_S, Nov 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
Valeria, the guide. Her passion, knowledge and enthusiasm! Alot of good food. But we also enjoyed the history of the ghetto etc
star-5
Unique and Diverse Experience!
Nicole_C, Oct 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
This was such a unique and wide ranging experience! Our tour guide was very personable and knowledgeable. We all loved seeing the more local angle of Rome.
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

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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