Rome Jewish Ghetto and the Great Synagogue

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy

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We will take you to the antique area of Trastevere to discover the world's oldest Jewish ghetto. We will visit this small neighborhood delimited by the Tiber river on one side and Venice Square on the other side. The quarter was built in 1555 under Pope Paul IV who revoked all rights granted to the Roman Jews. Visiting this area is a really strong cultural and religious experience, due also to the Synagogue and the Jewish museum.
Itinerary: - Meeting at the entrance of the Synagogue, located at Lungotevere de' Cenci in Trastevere. - Visit the ruins of the Theater of Marcello and Portico of Ottavia, where in ancient times was set a large fish market. - Walk through Via del Portico of Ottavia and Piazza delle cinque scole, where there were all the liturgical Jewish schools. - Walk thorough Piazza Giudea, Vicolo della Reginella, Piazza Mattei (with its beautiful fountain of the turtles) , Via dei falegnami, Piazza Margana and Piazza in Campitelli. - Visit of the Great Synagogue and the Jewish museum, with an internal guide. ***The Jewish Museum closing days in 2019*** - On Saturdays - March 21 - April 19 - 21 - 26  - May 9   - June 9 - 10  - August 11  - September 29 - 30  - October 1 - 8 - 9 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 20 - 21 - 22

What’s included

  • - Guidance and assistance for the entire duration of the tour. - The reservation of a private guide from the internal staff, to visit the Synagogue and the Jewish museum. - Entrance fees at the Synagogue.

What’s not included

  • - Meals- Transportation