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Jewish Ghetto and Great Synagogue of Rome Walking Tour with Local Expert Guide

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3 hrs
Suitable for 1-15 Participants
Discover the world's oldest Jewish Ghetto in Rome with a local expert guide on this captivating walking tour. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural and religious heritage as you explore this small neighborhood bordered by the Tiber River and Venice Square. Admire the ruins of the Theater of Marcello and Portico of Ottavia, once a bustling fish market. Walk through the historical streets and visit significant landmarks such as Piazza delle Cinque Scole and Piazza Mattei with its beautiful fountain of the turtles. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the awe-inspiring Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum, where you'll be accompanied by an internal Jewish guide. To enhance your experience, indulge in a tasting of the famous Roman Jewish street food: fried artichokes. Choose from private or shared tour options and uncover the secrets of Rome's Jewish Ghetto on this unforgettable journey.


  • Fried Artichoke Tasting (one traditional RomanJewish food)
  • Ticket entrance at Jewis Museum and Great Synagogue with Jewish internal guide in a small group
  • Dedicated Professional Licensed Expert Tour Guide in Jewish Ghetto

Not included

  • Hotel pickup and dropoff, Food and drinks
  • Tipping is not included in our service fees, it is never mandatory although it is always appreciated

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Cancellation Policy

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.


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Immerse yourself in the rich cultural and religious history of Rome's Jewish Ghetto with the Jewish Ghetto and Great Synagogue of Rome Walking Tour. Led by a knowledgeable local expert guide, this tour takes you through the world's oldest Jewish Ghetto, a small neighborhood bounded by the Tiber River and Venice Square. Delve into the captivating stories and landmarks that define this historically significant area, including the ruins of the Theater of Marcello and Portico of Ottavia, which once housed a bustling fish market.

What to expect?

During this 180-minute tour, expect to experience a powerful cultural and religious journey. Explore Via del Portico of Ottavia and Piazza delle Cinque Scole, where the liturgical Jewish schools were located. Traverse Piazza Giudea, Vicolo della Reginella, Piazza Mattei with its stunning fountain of the turtles, Via dei Falegnami, Piazza Margana, and Piazza in Campitelli. The highlight of the tour is the visit to the magnificent Great Synagogue and the Jewish Museum, where an internal Jewish guide will provide profound insights into their heritage. Additionally, treat your taste buds to a sampling of a traditional Roman-Jewish food staple - fried artichokes. Private and shared tour options are available to cater to your preferences.

Who is this for?

The Jewish Ghetto and Great Synagogue of Rome Walking Tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, cultural explorers, and anyone with a curiosity for the diverse tapestry of Rome. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, this tour offers a unique opportunity to delve into the historical significance of Rome's Jewish Ghetto and deepen your understanding of the city's multicultural heritage.

Why book this?

Uncover the hidden gems of Rome's Jewish Ghetto, accompanied by an expert local guide who will bring the history to life with fascinating stories and anecdotes. This tour offers a deep dive into the heritage and culture of one of the world's most historic Jewish communities. From exploring ancient ruins to visiting the beautiful Great Synagogue, this experience promises to be a thought-provoking and culturally enriching adventure. Delight in the flavors of traditional Roman-Jewish cuisine with a tasting of fried artichokes, adding an extra layer of authenticity to your journey. By booking this tour, you'll gain exclusive insights and a deeper appreciation for Rome's multifaceted history.

Good to know

For added convenience, the meeting point is in front of the Teatro Marcello, with the local tour guide holding a sign with the company's name, "ItalyBestExcursions." Remember to arrive 15 minutes in advance to ensure a prompt departure. The total duration of this tour is 180 minutes, providing ample time to explore and immerse yourself in the surroundings. Whether you choose a private or shared tour, be prepared to embark on an unforgettable adventure through Rome's Jewish Ghetto.


Previous participants of the Jewish Ghetto and Great Synagogue of Rome Walking Tour rave about its captivating experience. Visitors praise the knowledgeable guides who expertly navigate the history and significance of the Jewish Ghetto. They appreciate the opportunity to visit the mesmerizing Great Synagogue and the Jewish Museum, immersing themselves in the rich cultural heritage of the area. The fried artichoke tasting provided a delightful culinary touch, and participants were left with a deep appreciation and understanding of Rome's multicultural tapestry. Overall, reviews emphasize the tour's informative and engaging nature and highly recommend it to anyone seeking a unique and enriching experience in Rome.
Meeting point
Via del Teatro di Marcello, 42, Via del Teatro di Marcello, 42, 00186 Roma RM
You will meet your Local Tour Guide, with a sign with our company's name "ItalyBestExcursions" in front of "Teatro Marcello" corner with coffee bar "Antico Caffè del Teatro Marcello (Googlemap:VFVJ+34 Roma, RM). • Please meet the guide approx. 15 minutes in advance.
End point

Your Itinerary


Meet your guide at the designated meeting point to begin your Jewish Ghetto and Great Synagogue of Rome Walking Tour.

Theater of Marcello

Explore the ruins of the Theater of Marcello, an ancient Roman theater that once hosted various performances. Learn about its history and significance as you walk through this impressive archaeological site.

Portico of Ottavia

Discover the Portico of Ottavia, a historic structure that used to house a bustling fish market. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this area and learn about its importance in ancient Rome.

Via del Portico of Ottavia

Take a leisurely stroll along Via del Portico of Ottavia, a charming street lined with shops and restaurants. Experience the local ambiance and admire the beautiful architecture as you make your way through this historic neighborhood.

Piazza delle Cinque Scole

Visit Piazza delle Cinque Scole, the square where the five liturgical Jewish schools were once located. Learn about the rich educational history of this area and its significance to the Jewish community.

Piazza Giudea

Explore Piazza Giudea, a charming square in the heart of the Jewish Ghetto. Take in the picturesque surroundings and learn about the cultural and historical importance of this area.

Vicolo della Reginella

Wander through the narrow streets of Vicolo della Reginella, soaking in the atmosphere of this historic neighborhood. Discover hidden gems and learn about the daily life of the local residents.

Piazza Mattei

Marvel at the beautiful Fountain of the Turtles in Piazza Mattei. Learn about the history and symbolism of this iconic landmark as your guide shares fascinating stories and anecdotes.

Via dei Falegnami

Walk along Via dei Falegnami, a charming street known for its traditional craftsmanship. Admire the architecture and browse the shops selling handmade wooden items.

Piazza Margana

Discover the hidden gem of Piazza Margana, a small square with a rich history. Learn about the archaeological findings in this area and the significance of its landmarks.

Piazza in Campitelli

Conclude your walking tour at Piazza in Campitelli, a charming square with a unique atmosphere. Take a moment to soak in the surroundings and reflect on the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Jewish Ghetto.

Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum

Visit the Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum with a knowledgeable Jewish guide. Explore the stunning architecture of the synagogue and learn about the history and traditions of the Jewish community in Rome. Gain insights into the cultural significance of this landmark.

Fried Artichoke Tasting

Indulge in a traditional Roman Jewish delicacy - fried artichokes. Taste the crispy and flavorful dish that is a staple of the local cuisine. Savor the unique flavors and learn about the culinary traditions of the Jewish Ghetto.

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Additional information

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Meet Tour Guide at least 15 minutes in advance
  • Option Private Tour: This is a private Tour. Only your group will participate. Private Tour can be modified and/or customized (even while on tour) to meet your complete satisfaction
  • Option Shared Tour: Tour in a small group of 15 people or less
  • The Jewish Museum of Rome (with Great Synagogue access) is closed on Saturdays and during Jewish holidays. Jewish holidays and closing days 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). Instead Jewish Museum and Great Synagogue, you will spend all 3 hours in the Jewish Ghetto. No refund is due
  • Avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour



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We arrived at meeting point and no one was there. This was a major disappointment! I have not heard back from Viator yet, which is also not good.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2023-12-05 13:44
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.