Start your tour to discover Jewish Rome by admiring the breathtaking view of the Janiculum Hill. Marvel at the impressive Fontana dell’Acqua Paola, also known as il Fontanone, one of the most beautiful fountains in Rome, dating from the 17th century.
Just as ancient explorers, we descend the hill into the heart of Trastevere. Stroll through suggestive narrow alleys lined with historical workshops, bakeries and typical inns. Your tour guide will be your storyteller, and you will discover that Rome is not just about gladiators and Christian history- it's also a city inhabited by Jews and influenced by their traditions for over 2,000 years.
Cross the pedestrian bridge of Ponte Sisto, and reach the Jewish Ghetto, which is one of the most beautiful areas in the city, full of history and tradition, that has almost entirely remained untouched throughout the centuries. The 1904 Synagogue, the centerpiece of this area, is a magnificent structure with beautiful windows and decorative facade. Walk through narrow cobblestone streets and experience several layers of history, learn the history of the Jewish community, while you admire the ancient ruins that surround you.
If you would like to see another tour that visits the Jewish ghetto, but also some alternative places, check out Our Memories of World War 2 Private. Unless you'd prefer to see some really unique and off the beaten path locations on Our 20th century Rome Private tour.