Rome Jewish Ghetto Food Tour

Get exclusive access to the building that houses the oldest synagogue in Rome! On this tour, we'll stroll the Jewish Ghetto neighbourhood in Rome and taste authentic Roman Jewish cuisine.
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If you walk through the Jewish Ghetto in Rome today, it’s hard to imagine this area’s troubled past. Nowadays it’s a thriving, pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood with an imposing synagogue and several sunny terraced restaurants. But, back in the 16th century this tiny area was walled, gated and made up of just three streets where the city’s Jewish community were forced to live in cramped conditions.

Although the walls of the ghetto are gone and most of the old buildings demolished, the Jewish history and culture still lives on in the food, stories and ancient ruins here.

Our food tour takes you on an incredible journey through more than 2000 years in the Jewish Ghetto. We start along the same route where Roman soldiers would parade on their return from a triumphant battle, before taking you into the heart of the Jewish Ghetto. 

You’ll break for sweet treats and hearty Jewish fare at the most authentic kosher style restaurants and bakeries along the Portico D’Ottavia, while listening to fascinating stories from your local guide. 

Along the way we’ll see The Great Synagogue of Rome and the ancient open-air Marcello Theatre, two beautiful buildings with an interesting past before getting exclusive access to the oldest Synagogue in Rome. 

Join us as we ‘eat Jewish’ and soak up the history of one of Rome’s most evocative neighbourhoods.

Departs

Mon - Fri

at 10:30am
Duration

3

hours





Tour Highlights Include

Enjoy a guided tour of the often overlooked Jewish Ghetto neighbourhood

Taste traditional Jewish cooking in the heart of Jewish Rome

Get exclusive access inside one of the oldest synagogues in Rome

Visit a humble bakery and taste traditional pastries Roman Jewish made with love

Hear fascinating stories about the history of Roman Jews from your knowledgeable guide

Sample ancient recipes developed over time

Tour stops, tastings and numbers of tastings are likely to change slightly to reflect seasonal produce, vendor opening hours and availability.

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Memorable

Let's make one of your favourite Rome memories together

Flexible

Flexible

As long as you give us 48 hours notice, we can change or fully refund your booking

Valuable

Valuable

Upon booking you get our food lover's guide to Rome, then your local guide will give you her/his tips and picks to the best spots in town

Accommodating

Accommodating

We are here for you from the moment you book, to provide you with local tips and help with any of your questions

 

The food tour takes place in the Jewish Ghetto, a 10-minute walk from sights such as the Colosseum and Piazza Venezia.

How to arrive

How you get there is up to you (transport to the meeting point is not included)

When you reserve your spot, we’ll give you the exact location of the meeting point

At the end of our tour, our guides can point you in the right direction or call a taxi for you (or give you a recommendation of what to see next nearby)

The Schedule

Departure

Departure

Exact meeting address and detailed directions are provided with your booking confirmation. The tour ends not far from the meeting point.

Cancellations

Cancellations

You can cancel at any time, up to two days (48 hours) before your scheduled tour and receive a full refund.

Schedule

Schedule

The tour runs Monday through Friday. There are no tours on Italian National Holidays and 2-3 weeks in August. Check our calendar for available dates.

Naseem was just fantastic. To have someone who grew up in the neighbourhood talk about Roman history and recent history while taking you to the places he played and ate gelato was a privilege – a living social historical event! Thanks so much for a truly memorable morning.

- Amy B.

Valetina was a great guide! Kind and helpful, she did a great job educating us! It was great to see how close she was with all the stops we had. Would recommend to others!

- Derek M.

Luca did an exceptional job with the tour, talking in detail about food, history, and culture. We went to some fantastic places — some we have already gone back to for a second visit. Thanks Luca!

- James G.

Manu was an amazing guide! Very knowledgeable, friendly, funny. The food was amazing and we learned so much. The tour made a very hot day in Rome absolutely lovely.

- Allison

Food Heroes

Extraordinary food is made by extraordinary people. Whenever we find very special food in Rome, we know behind each culinary creation is someone who is very passionate about what they do.

On our tours, you’ll not only taste these delicious treats but you’ll also get a chance to meet the people who prepare them.

Food tastes even better when you know the story behind it.

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