Walking Guide Tour of the Jewish Ghetto of Rome

Walking Guide Tour of the Jewish Ghetto of Rome

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  • Take a walking tour to learn about the moving history of the Jewish Ghetto.
  • Admire the "Small Colosseum," or Teatro Marcello, for its stunning architecture.
  • Discover the beautiful Synagogue's exteriors and the historic Portico d'Ottavia.
  • See well-known locations including the charming Fountain of the Turtles and Piazza Mattei.
  • Discover the gastronomic and cultural treasures of the ancient Piazza delle Cinque Scole.
  • Mobile Voucher accepted, no need to take the print!


Take a 1.5-hour guided walking tour of Rome's Jewish Ghetto, a historically and culturally significant neighborhood. As you stroll through the streets, our knowledgeable guide will take you through the neighborhood's painful history, which spans from its forced founding in 1555 to its dynamic current. Admire famous sites such as the Teatro Marcello, the historic Portico d'Ottavia, and the magnificent facades of the synagogues. Discover the distinctive Jewish-Roman cuisine and learn about the inspiring tales of resiliency and camaraderie that characterize this ancient region. This trip provides an in-depth exploration of the Jewish Ghetto in the center of Rome, highlighting the neighborhood's architectural beauty, historical significance, and resilient population.


Take a fascinating 1.5-hour walking tour of Rome's Jewish Ghetto to get a deeper understanding of this neighborhood's complicated and colorful history. As you follow the meandering alleyways, our experienced guide will tell you about the tenacity, culture, and sense of community that have molded this region over the ages.

Starting point of your trip is the historic theater known as Teatro Marcello, which is a scaled-down version of the Colosseum. You'll come upon the Portico d'Ottavia as you meander through the slums. Even though its imposing portals are all that remain, they connect the past and present by framing one of Rome's most magnificent views. The synagogue is a tribute to the resilience of the Jewish community in Rome, with its exteriors displaying a combination of Egyptian, Moorish, and Assyrian-Babylonian characteristics. Not only is it a house of worship, but it also represents resiliency and rebirth in the wake of the ghetto's demise.

Wander down the lively Via del Portico d'Ottavia, the district's main thoroughfare, where you can enjoy authentic Jewish-Roman cuisine in charming eateries. The tour also includes a visit to Piazza Mattei, where you can see the charming Fountain of the Turtles, a prime example of Renaissance style. Explore Palazzo Manili, Piazza delle Cinque Scole, and Piazza Cenci, each of which narrates a different chapter of the history and present of the ghetto. The journey comes to an end at Ponte Fabricio, which offers stunning vistas and the ideal setting for contemplating the complex tapestry of history you have just been a part of.

Come along for a fascinating tour of Rome's Jewish Ghetto. Explore the narratives, eat the food, and feel the energy of this neighborhood's history. Make your reservation today for a historically, culturally, and valuable experience.


Departure Timings : 11:00am (Please reach 15 min prior to the start time)
Duration: (Approx.) 1 hour 30 minutes
Meeting Point : Via del Teatro di Marcello in front of Antico Caffè del Teatro Marcello.
Ending Point : Ponte Fabricio, Via di Ponte Quattro Capi 15 - 00186 Rome 
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  • Walking Tour of the Jewish Ghetto
  • Professional Guide available in English, Spanish and Italian (as per option)


  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Redemption Info

You can show your mobile or printed voucher at the meeting location, Via del Teatro di Marcello in front of Antico Caffè del Teatro Marcello. Please reach 15 min prior to the given time.
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund.
Ticket/ Voucher is valid to the travel date you choose.

Know Before You Go

Wheelchair accessibility: No.
Voucher Information : Mobile and Paper Voucher are accepted !
All Travellers are advised to wear comfortable clothing and shoes as this tour involves walking long distances.
Disclaimer: Due to traffic issues, public holidays, weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances, there might be sudden changes in the route or in the schedule. Traffic congestion and road closures - may cause delays and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service! No refund will be offered for any changes or  cancelations due to any unforeseen circumstances.

Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee will apply if cancelled within 24 hours of travel date.