Jewish Heritage Food Tour

Join us for traditional Jewish cooking and EXCLUSIVE access to what was once the oldest standing synagogue in Rome, on this movable feast through the Jewish Ghetto.
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Ancient Jewish cooking in the heart of Jewish Rome…

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 sunny pavement 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 Jewish Heritage Food Tour takes you on an incredible journey through more than 2000 years of history 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 neighbourhood.

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 enjoying exclusive access to what was once the oldest standing Synagogue in Rome.

Please note: tour stops, tastings and number of tastings may change slightly to reflect seasonal produce, vendor opening hours and availability.

This food tour is not currently being offered - please review our other food tours in Rome!

Free cancellation

24 hours in advance for a full refund

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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 the perfect photo outside The Great Synagogue of Rome.

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

Sample ancient recipes developed over time.

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



Let's make one of your favourite Rome memories together



In addition to receiving our food lover's guide to Rome, your local guide will give you her/his tips and picks to the best spots in town



Our aim is to make all possible accommodations for gluten-free, dairy-free or vegetarian diets


How to Arrive for Your Food Tour

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)

Your Food Tour Schedule



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



You can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour date. For further details please review our cancellation policy.



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

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

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