Jewish Rome Family Tour
Uncover the cultural impact of Rome’s longstanding Jewish community in the company of one our historian guides. During this 3-hour Jewish Rome family tour, you’ll explore the Jewish Ghetto and visit key heritage sites, including the Great Synagogue and the Jewish Museum housed inside it. All hearing long-ago stories tracing the over 2,000 year’s history of Jewish life in Italy’s capital.
- Families with Kids
- Art & History Lovers
Jewish Rome Family Tour
What to Expect
Our Jewish Rome family tour unveils the treasures of Rome’s historic Jewish Quarter including the picturesque area of Trastevere once home to Rome’s first Jewish settlers until the Renaissance. Our guide takes you on a carefully sketched walk through the Roman Ghetto tracing the history of the Europe’s oldest Jewish community through this still-vibrant quarter with its charming fountains, piazzas and cobblestoned backstreets. A must-do experience for families interested in learning about Rome from a Jewish perspective.
Jews have been living in Rome continuously since the 2nd century B.C.E. and today their community is Italy’s largest. Gain insights into this deeply influential culture. During comprehensive private touring, you will delve into Jewish history and traditions from the ancient Roman times to nowadays. Your guide reveals you how this enduring community has survived with their faith and tradition intact for 22 centuries and the important role-played in Rome cultural life and society from economic influence to gastronomic delights.
Within the Eternal City renowned for its ties to the Catholic Church, lies the Jewish Ghetto, the second oldest Jewish quarter in the world after Venice. Established by Pope Paul IV in 1555, today this historical quarter is still a center of local Jewish life thus an inspiring place to learn about the Diaspora and the cultural legacies of Rome’s Jewish community. The city’s monumental Great Synagogue is here and this is where you will find kosher restaurants and typical Jewish Roman dishes including the famous fried artichokes. The guided walk continues over the oldest bridge in Rome to the Tiber Island and Trastevere quarter where remains of the oldest uninterrupted Jewish community are still present.
Note: When entering the Great Synagogue of Rome and the Jewish Museum housed inside it, they do require the use of their own guides within. Your guide will be with you all the time and use time before and after entering to provide greater depth to the site.
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- Jewish quarter neighborhood, the site of the former Ghetto
- Largo 16 ottobre 1943
- Via del Portico d’Ottavia
- Via della Reginella
- Piazza delle Cinque Scole
- Largo Stefano Tachè
- Great Synagogue of Rome
- Jewish Museum of Rome
- Tiber Island
- Trastevere district
What Is Included
- Private licensed professional local guide
What Is Not Included
- Jewish Museum and Synagogue entry tickets 11 Euro/person, paid directly on site (tickets prices may vary slightly without notice)
- Meals & Drinks
- Gratuities (Optional)
- Anything not expressly mentioned as included
- This private tour is available on request any day except Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Labour Day.
- The Great Synagogue of Rome and Jewish Museum close Fridays afternoon, Saturdays, and on certain Jewish holidays throughout the year. If you want to visit the Great Synagogue and museum, avoid this tour on these days, when they are closed. Jewish holidays in 2021:
February 26 (Purim)
March 28 – 29 and April 4 (Pesah)
April 15 (Yom Ha’azmaut)
May 16 -17 – 18 (Shavuot)
July 18 (Tishà Be Av)
September 6 – 7 – 8 (Rosh Ha Shanà)
September 15 – 16 (Yom Kippur)
September 20 – 21 – 22 (Sukkot)
September 27 (O’Shannà Rabbà)
September 28 (Sheminì Atzeret)
September 29 (Simhat Torà)
Good to Know Before You Go
- The Great Synagogue of Rome dress code requires modest attire: no halter or tank tops or short shorts.
- The security at the Great Synagogue is high and photos are not allowed inside.
- This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with impaired mobility.
How to Book Your Private Tour
- Send Us Your Inquiry
Fill out the tour inquiry form and we will respond with availability and price quote.
- Payment Policy
The tour will only be reserved upon full payment in advance of the tour. We use industry leader Stripe for all card transactions.
- Tour Voucher
Within two business days of payment, we will email you a voucher with all the booking details including the meeting point and phone number. Such email constitutes your proof of purchase.
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As ever, we put health and safety first. Since the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, all of our tours comply with the necessary safety and security regulations as per local guidelines. As long as the Covid-19 emergency persists, here what you can expect during your tour:
Social Distancing – Appropriate distance between guide and clients during the tour in accordance with government guidelines.
Guest Guidelines – Clients are expected to bring their own facemask and are required to wear them for the duration of the tour.
Temperature checks will also take place at tour venues; if your temperature is above 37.5°C (99.5° F) you will not be able to attend the tour.