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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
$98.11 per adult
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A history of Rome through food
Just a great experience. Our guide Daniela was wonderful, truly knowledgeable and really excited to tell us about the history of Rome and the local good scene. The food was spectacular, but Daniela’s obvious friendship with the local vendors snd restaurant owners made it even more special. I would have posted more food pictures but we were so caught up in conversation and tasting the food I forgot to take pictures 😀 I highly recommend this your to anyone wanting to have a true Roman food experience.
TerryandDot, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Rome

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Great Tour!
Maria_M, Jan 2022
Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Tour Rome
Great tour! Very informative and it takes you to places you probably would not have known about. Very cool!
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Awesome experience! Would...
Stefanie_M, Dec 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
Awesome experience! Would do this again and would definitely recommend. Our guide Anastasia was amazing and very helpful during the tour and with other recommendations for our stay in Tome. The places we visited during the tour were local places and we tried some amazing food that wasn’t very touristy. You will not be hungry after!
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Excellent food and awesome guide
Antonia_P, Dec 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
Daniela was the best tour guide! She was engaging and fun and very informative. The food was excellent and such a great introduction to Roman cuisine, since it was our first night here. She was also kind enough to follow up with an email after our tour with restaurant recommendations.
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This was truly the best we could have hoped for.
Donald_M, Dec 2021
Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Tour Rome
This was a great tour-the best we experienced in Rome and perhaps the best we have had anywhere. I suppose any tour guide, with the right background of information and a decent understanding of the language of the participants could make this quite Ok, but Carolina was just an amazing person to be with. She was so friendly and personable that we felt honored to be with her. I would recommend this to anyone!
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Amazing evening in Rome
TimothyMartin_M, Dec 2021
Jewish Ghetto and Navona Food Wine and Sightseeing Tour of Rome
My wife and I did the tour and it was excellent. The group was very small - just two couples. Our guide, Maria, was wonderful. Very knowledgable about Rome, the food we tried and the areas we explored. The food was plentiful and we were all joking (or 1/2 joking) about being full after the first few stops. My advice - show up hungry!
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Must Do Tour For Foodies!
Scott_H, Dec 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
This tour was excellent. It is a great way to see different parts of the city and learn about and enjoy some typical Roman food. You will definitely not be hungry at the conclusion. Our guide Clelia was perfect in every way. She made our tour very special with her cheerful and very knowledgeable presentation. This is a must do tour for foodies.
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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.
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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
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Wonderful Rome Food Tour
Judy_P, Dec 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
Ilaria, our guide, was amazing. We’ve taken food tours all over the world, and this was one of the best.
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Awesome
ivana_r, Nov 2021
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
She was wonderful! We learned so many interesting facts about Jewish ghetto and saw many places and are wonderful foods. Would recommend
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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.
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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.

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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