Jewish Rome

Half-day private tour of Jewish Rome.

The Jewish community in Rome is the oldest Jewish community in Europe, dating back to 161 B.C. 





Porticus Octaviae





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, fulll of artisans shops, kosher restaurants and stores.


In the  Jewish Ghetto the tour will include the fascinating archaeological area of the Porticus Octaviae, the remains of an ancient Roman temple where excavations and new discoveries are still being made.


Right in front of the Porticus Octaviae, stands the main Synagogue of Rome, built only after Italy's unification in 1870, when the Jews were given Italian citizenship.


Not far from the Synagogue is 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 night life.


Here we will visit a beautiful church of the Middle Ages, Santa Maria in Trastevere, particularly famous for the wonderful mosaics decoration


Type of tour: walking tour

Duration: 3-3.5 hours




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If you are interested in Jewish Rome you may consider to book the excursion to Ancient Ostia where are still the remains of the oldest Synagogue ever built in Europe.