Free Walking Tour of the Jewish Ghetto Neighborhood in Rome

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Mircea
Quality Verified Registered on May 11, 2022

Hi! My name is Mircea, and I have been an official tour guide in Rome for over 15 years, and I want to show you why I love the Eternal City. We will walk through cobblestone streets as I tell you all about the city, my favorite neighborhoods, delicious food, historic sites, and the local secrets of Rome. Come with me to discover Rome!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Get a break from the Roman heat and join me for a complete and in-depth evening tour of the incredible Jewish Ghetto neighborhood in Rome. We will begin our walk at the base of the steps to the Capitoline Hill. From here we will take a look at the impact of Ancient Rome on the Jewish Community and how it grew and changed over 2000 years of history.

 We will see sites such as:

  • Theater of Marcellus
  • Portico d'Ottavia
  • Via dei Funari
  • Turtle Fountain
  • Piazza Mattei
  • Piazza delle Cinque Scole
  • The Great Synagogue
  • Tiber Island

We will learn about the impact of history and religion in the Jewish community that was settled in this neighborhood since the 2nd century BC, as well as the struggles they faced and how they overcame them throughout the centuries.

I will show you the main sites and answer all of your questions as we go through the cobblestone streets and I share with you the stories associated with neighborhood. We will also walk down the main street in the ghetto to smell the delicious culinary traditions that waft through the streets as I tell you all of the best places to get traditional Roman Kosher food like Carciofi alle Giudia and mouth watering Oxtail Ragu.

 The tour will end on the Tiber Island, home of one of Rome's oldest hospitals as well as the oldest, functioning bridge, where I will answer all of your questions and make sure you have the best vacation in Rome.

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  • Meeting point:
    Fontane dei Leoni Egizi, Via del Teat...
    Fontane dei Leoni Egizi, Via del Teatro di Marcello, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
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    I will be standing a couple of steps up from the bottom of the stairs, I will stand next to one of the Egyptian lions.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Karin 01 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Mircea seemed friendly and knowledgable, but he spoke very fast and it felt a bit rushed. I struggled to follow his narrative a few times but it was an interesting tour nonetheless. I was a little surprised that we didn’t visit Via della Reginella as there are a few interesting things to see.
Julie 20 May 2023

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Travelled in group - May 2023
He was very informative
Adina 19 May 2023

This was an excellent tour! Mierche was extremely engaging in his presentation and really brought the historical narrative to life in a super dynamic relatable way. We enjoyed very much. Highly recommend signing up for Mierche's tour!!
Sharon 18 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
He provides a very informed walk through Rome focusing on the Jewish people
Diletta 18 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Thanks Mircea! It was a really nice walk through the Jewish ghetto full of interesting stories!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

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