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Jewish Ghetto

There is a neighborhood in Rome still known by the population that called it home in the 16th century. The Roman Jewish Ghetto, formally established in 1555, was where Jews in Rome were forced to live after that year, although Jews had lived in the city for centuries. The city erected walls around the ghetto, and they were torn down only after the ghetto was officially abolished in 1882.

Despite this unhappy history, this part of Rome is now a relatively popular tourist destination. The former Jewish Ghetto is still a center of Jewish life in Rome - the city’s synagogue is here, and this is where you’ll find restaurants, markets, and butchers serving and selling Kosher food products. In fact, in the spring when artichokes are in season, this is the part of the city where you’ll find Rome’s famous “carciofi alla giudia,” or Jewish-style artichokes.

Rome’s synagogue was built in the late 19th century, which is only open for services, but which also houses the Jewish Museum of Rome. Some of the displays contain fragments of synagogues and ghettos from elsewhere in Europe, while others showcase Jewish history in the city of Rome.

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Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori and Jewish Ghetto, Rome, null
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Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori and Jewish Ghetto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 317 Reviews

Jostle with locals for the best food in town on this 3.5-hour small-group food tour of Rome! Focusing on the most exciting gourmet haunts in up-and-coming ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $75.57
Trastevere and Rome's Jewish Ghetto Half-Day Walking Tour, Rome, Food Tours
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Trastevere and Rome's Jewish Ghetto Half-Day Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 303 Reviews

Escape Rome's crowds to explore parts of the historic center that most tourists don't get to visit. You'll enjoy a leisurely stroll through the fascinating ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.99
Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour for Families in Rome, Rome, Walking Tours
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Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour for Families in Rome

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Bring the whole family on this 2-hour walking tour through Rome's former Jewish Ghetto, choosing either a private or small-group tour. Stroll through Octavia's ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.45
The Heart of Ancient Rome and Ghetto Walking Tour, Rome, Family Friendly Tours & Activities
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The Heart of Ancient Rome and Ghetto Walking Tour

Enjoy a morning tour among two of the most iconic districts of Rome: Trastevere, whose name means on the other side of the river “Tevere”, and the old Jewish ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.08
Rome in a Day Tour by Electric Bike, Rome, Walking Tours
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Rome in a Day Tour by Electric Bike

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 68 Reviews

See the sights of the Eternal City on a full-day electric bike tour, with a pizza or pasta lunch, wine and a gelato stop included! Easy and safe to ride, the ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.87
Rome Food Walking Tour - Enjoy the Authentic Roman Taste, Rome, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Rome Food Walking Tour - Enjoy the Authentic Roman Taste

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Your local Italian guide will take you to a delightful little café to taste an Italian cappuccino or espresso. Next you will try the best and most fresh ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 18 minutes (approx.)

From USD $69.90
Rome Off The Beaten Path Including Appian Way Aqueducts and Jewish Ghetto, Rome, Food Tours
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Rome Off The Beaten Path Including Appian Way Aqueducts and Jewish Ghetto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

If you have an interest in history or are a seasoned traveler looking for a unique Italian experience; our Rome Off-The-Beaten-Path tour is for you. For a full ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $63.69
Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto Rome Walking Tour, Rome, Ancient Rome Tours
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Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto Rome Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Discover the village ambiance of Trastevere and its Jewish Ghetto on a unique 3-hour tour of Rome. Go inside the 16th-century Church of the Gesu to see the ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.78
Rome Sightseeing by Vespa and Food Tasting Walking Tour, Rome, Walking Tours
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Rome Sightseeing by Vespa and Food Tasting Walking Tour

Explore Rome on your own, or with a local guide (optional) on a vintage Vespa, and cruise through the city streets. Pass by The Aurelian Walls, The Tiber, and ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $172.73
Private Food Tour of Rome: Campo de Fiori Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere, Rome, Vespa, Scooter & ... 
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Private Food Tour of Rome: Campo de Fiori Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Go hunting for the best food in Rome with this private 3.5-hour food tour through Campo de' Fiori, the Jewish Ghetto, and the Trastevere neighborhood. With an ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $269.88

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