Departure City: ROME
Meeting Point: YOUR GUIDE WILL MEET YOU IN THE HOTEL LOBBY.
Duration: APPROX 3 HRS
Private Jewish Ghetto: uncover the fascinating history of Rome’s ancient Jewish Community
With this private tour, accompanied by your private guide expert in Jewish History, you will discover the fascinating history of Rome’s ancient Jewish community in the historic Roman Ghetto.
Rome’s Jewish community is the most ancient in Europe, and the atmospheric Jewish Ghetto is rich with history and tradition on every street.
You will walk along the lively main street of Via Portico d’Ottavia with its characteristic Kosher shops, dive into the cobbled backstreets and gaze up at the magnificent Synagogue and learn about the long and turbulent history of this indomitable community - a story of emigration and persecution but also of triumph over adversity.
Along the way we’ll visit picturesque Piazza Mattei with its famous turtle fountain, the imposing Portico d’Ottavia with the remains of the city’s medieval fish market, and even the grand ruins of an ancient Roman theatre – the spectacular Teatro Marcello.
Next stop will be the visit to the Jewish Museum and its amazing collection and the Synagogue built in 1904 and featuring an Assyrian-Babylonian style and fancy square dome which stands up as the symbol of the Emancipation of the Jews of Rome, finally freed from the ghetto after 330 years of strict rules established by the Popes.
Notes: Includes: Not Included: “All our experiences are tailor-made according to the clients requests”
“All our experiences are tailor-made according to the clients requests”