The Jewish community in Rome is the oldest Jewish community in Europe, dating back to 161 B.C
This private tour of Jewish Rome will start with the visit of the Ghetto, the quarter where the Jewish people were segregated in 1555 by Pope Paul IV. It is a very old and characteristic neighborhood, with small alleys and squares, full of artisan shops, kosher restaurants, and stores.
In the Jewish Ghetto, the tour will include the fascinating archaeological area of the Theatre of Marcellus and the Porticus Octaviae right in front of which stands the main Synagogue of Rome, built only after Italy’s unification in 1870.
We’ll cross the Tiberina Island in the middle of the Tiber River to reach Trastevere,
the area where the Jewish community lived from Roman times until the Renaissance. This is one of the most picturesque quarters in all of Rome, and also known for its many excellent small restaurants and an active nightlife.
Here we will visit a beautiful church of the Middle Ages, Santa Maria in Trastevere, particularly famous for the wonderful mosaics decoration
Itinerary: Synagogue, Fountain of the Tortoises, Portico of Ottavia, Theater of Marcellus, Tiberina Island, Church of St. Bartholomew, Piazza St. Mary in Trastevere.
Duration: approx. 3 hours;
Meeting point: clients’ hotel in Rome;
Meeting time: 9.00 AM; 2.00 PM;
Private guide: included;
Radio whispers (for groups larger than 3 people; 2 euros per person): not included;
Entrance fees (12 Euros per person): not included;
Transportation (taxi, limo, bus; if requested or needed): not included;