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Jewish Ghetto Rome Walking Tour: discovering Jewish Rome

Get on the Jewish Ghetto Rome Walking Tour with a top-rated, private tour guide to discover one of the most picturesque and fascinating quarters in Rome!
You will learn that Rome is not only about the history of Christianity and gladiators, but also the city where the Jews have lived for more than 2,000 years.

View of the Sinagogue during the Jewish Ghetto Rome Walking Tour

Highlights of this tour

  • Janiculum Hill
  • Trastevere Quarter
  • Jewish Ghetto


  • Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun
  • Starting Time: 10:00 am – 2 pm


  • 3 Hours

Start your Jewish Ghetto Rome Walking Tour

First of all, you’ll meet your private guide directly in the lobby of your hotel downtown Rome, and start a walking tour that will bring you to some of the most beautiful areas in the Eternal City which are directly linked to the history of the Roman Jewish Community.

The Janiculum Hill

Together, we will start discovering the Jewish Rome from the Janiculum Hill, which offers a breathtaking view over the entire city. Walking down the hill, marvel at beautiful monuments, such as the impressive Fontana dell’Acqua Paola, also know as “Il Fontanone”, from the 17th century.

Explore Trastevere

Next, enter the Trastevere quarter to admire one of historical centers of Roman Jewish community, which inhabited the quarter since the end of the Roman Republic. Stroll through suggestive, narrow alleys populated by historical workshops, bakeries and typical inns. Enjoy the company of your tour guide, who will be your storyteller during the entire experience.

Stroll through the Jewish Ghetto

End your Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour in Rome’s Jewish quarter, also known as the Jewish Ghetto, established in 1555 in the Rione Sant’Angelo, in the area surrounded by present-day Via del Portico d’Ottavia.
Walk by the 1904 Sinagoga of Rome (Synagogue of Rome), a centerpiece to this area, and marvel at its magnificent structure, beautifully decorated.
Stop in the charming Piazza Mattei to admire the Fountain of the Turtles and continue your tour through the ruins of the Jewish Rome.
Walking through the narrow, cobblestone streets of the Rome’s Jewish quarter, we will stumble upon local workshops, cafes, restaurants and shops, while learning the history of the Jewish community in Rome.

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General Information About This Tour


The Jewish Ghetto Rome Walking Tour lasts 3 hours and covers several sites linked to the history of the Jewish Community in Rome, such as:

  • the area of the Janiculum Hill
  • the area of Trastevere
  • the area of the Jewish Ghetto

For the Jewish Ghetto Rome Walking Tour there are no tickets needed

  • Meet your tour guide easily directly at your hotel downtown Rome

The Jewish Ghetto Rome Walking Tour can be customized adding the following itinerary extension:

  • visit to the Synagogue, which shall be booked in full advance and arranged with a Jewish tour guide


We had 2 days of walking tours with Nicole. She was the best! She is so knowledgable and provided so much information for us. We have been to Rome several times and always chose a private walking tour. Nicole was one of the best tour guides we ever had. Thanks Nicole for making our trip the most memorable!

Donna Mchale (Chicago, Illinois)
September 13th, 2015

We just arrived home from our 12-day Italian vacation. Hands down, the highlight of our trip was the time we spent with Nicole. She was a fabulous tour guide! Truly, the best one (group or private) we had during our stay. On our first full day in Rome, she met us at our apartment and took us on a 3-hour tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Forum. On our last full day of vacation, we met Nicole again for a tour of the Vatican. Each and every time she took wonderful care of us!

Kwb327 (Washington D.C)
August 1st, 2015

Simply the best way to experience the Vatican in my opinion. Nicole provided a brilliant and fascinating private tour of the Vatican. She had a hard job as our children (9 & 11) were tired, it was hot and busy but she made it so interesting and really engaged with the children understanding completely how much they could take in. They keep talking about the interesting facts they discovered. We knew it would be hard to make such an historic and detailed site interesting but she managed it and the children and we really enjoyed it.

Simon M (Hampton, UK)
August 24th, 2016

Nicole was such a fantastic guide! She is also an archaeologist by trade and as a result has a depth of knowledge which she shares in an easy to embrace manner. She also has access to places others do not. She is young, smart and bubbly. It is obvious she loves what she does and wants to share her perspective. Our two sons in their 20's were fully engaged and entertained by her. We all learned so much even though we weren't looking to.

Bundle11 (New York, USA)
June 7th, 2015

My husband, daughter and I spent a great morning at the Vatican with Nicole. She is a delightful young woman...and also a trained archaeologist with incredible knowledge of Vatican artifacts and artwork. Her enthusiasm for both is contagious! Nicole helped us bypass all of that and we were in in no time! Throughout our tour, she also helped us negotiate our way around large tour groups that clog passageways.

Linda B (Worcester, Massachusetts)
April 30th, 2015

We took a tour of Basilica San Clemente and the Priscilla Catacombs with Nicole and enjoyed it immensely. Not only was she very informative, pointing out all kinds of details we would have otherwise missed, but also very friendly. She spoke clearly and was always open to us interrupting and asking our own questions. When it came to the Priscilla Catacombs, Nicole knew all the staff personally and was able to show us the most important sights and tell stories to bring them to life.

William2424 (London, UK)
March 3, 2015

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