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Jewish Museum of Rome (Museo Ebraico di Roma) Tours

Jewish Museum of Rome (Museo Ebraico di Roma)
Rome has been home to Italy’s most vibrant Jewish community for over 2000 years. The Jewish Museum of Rome (Museo Ebraico di Roma) records their history in seven ornate rooms displaying precious textiles, manuscripts, and silver, as well as a section dedicated to the Nazi occupation of Rome and tombstones moved from the catacombs beneath the city.

The Basics
Located in the lower level of the Great Synagogue of Rome (Tempio Maggiore di Roma)—built in the former Jewish ghetto (Ghetto di Roma) and inaugurated in 1904—the Jewish Museum of Rome (Museo Ebraico di Roma) opened in 1960. A gallery displays marble fragments from the 16th to the 19th centuries that record elements of Roman Jewish life, from the purchase of cemetery plots to the wills of wealthy families. The highlight is the 3D virtual tour through the Jewish ghetto, which re-creates the original streets and buildings from historic prints and artworks.

Rome’s former Jewish ghetto is one of the most storied corners of the city, offering a fascinating glimpse into the culture and history of one of Europe’s oldest Jewish communities. Small-group Jewish ghetto tours generally include a guided tour of the main synagogue, the smaller Spanish Synagogue (Tempio Spagnolo), and the Jewish Museum.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Jewish Museum is steps from the charming backstreets, markets, and restaurants of the former Jewish ghetto and, across the river, Trastevere.
  • Rome Jewish ghetto tours require a bit of walking, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and a sun hat.
  • The Jewish history museum is accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Photography is not allowed inside the museum.

How to Get There
The Jewish Museum is located in the Great Synagogue complex on Lungotevere de' Cenci, just across the Tiber River from Rome’s historic center. Take bus 40 from the Termini train station or walk across Ponte Garibaldi.

When to Get There
As part of the synagogue complex, the Jewish Museum of Rome is closed on Jewish holidays, so be sure to check the calendar before planning a visit.

The Jewish Ghetto
Rome’s historic Jewish ghetto is now one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in the city, with tiny alleys and squares lined with kosher restaurants, bakeries, and shops.
Address: Lungotevere de’ Cenci, Trastevere, Rome 00186, Italy
Admission: Varies
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Rome Jewish Ghetto and the Great SynagogueHalf-day Tours

Rome Jewish Ghetto and the Great Synagogue

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UNESCO–listed Rome is perhaps most famous for the Colosseum, but away from this ancient attraction there’s a rich Jewish history waiting to be discovered. On this tour, follow your guide through the 16th-century Trastevere neighborhood to sites of interest including the Great Synagogue of Rome. Learn of the trials and tribulations faced by Roman Jews down the centuries, and hear the hidden secrets of the world's oldest Jewish ghetto.
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Jewish Ghetto and SynagogueHalf-day Tours

Jewish Ghetto and Synagogue

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Learn about one of the world’s longest standing Jewish communities in this in-depth walking tour of Rome’s Jewish Ghetto. Visit the Museo Ebraico, which tells the story of the city’s Jews, who have lived in Rome for 22 generations. Then, visit the neighborhood’s stunning synagogue, which commemorated the abolition of the ghetto.
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Private Jewish Ghetto TourHalf-day Tours

Private Jewish Ghetto Tour

Learn about one of the world's oldest Jewish communities during this private guided tour of Rome's Jewish Ghetto. Listen to an in-depth history of the Eternal City's Jewish community, from antiquity until today. Private tours can be selected at any time of day and include complimentary audio headsets for groups of six or more, plus a stroll through neighboring Trastevere.
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Tour of the Jewish Ghetto and the Synagogue for small groups: tickets includedHalf-day Tours

Tour of the Jewish Ghetto and the Synagogue for small groups: tickets included

A guided tour different from the usual ones: in the name of history and art but of the Jewish face of Rome. During this day you can visit the ghetto and the Jewish quarter and enter the Museum and Synagogue. The presence of culture, civilization and the Jewish religion is one of the aspects of Rome and if you have always been passionate about it or if you want to know and understand more this is the perfect tour for you!
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From Gladiators to Gelato: A Must-Do Private Family Tour

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On this tour, visit famed landmarks, local eateries, and off-the-beaten path locations led by a local guide. A great tour for families, your guide keeps things entertaining for the little ones with fun games and activities. Grab a slice at a local bakery, sip espresso while enjoying a view of the Pantheon, and taste fresh Italian gelato. When it’s time for a break, hit a local playground where your kids can play and mingle with local Italian children.
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Withlocals 90 Minutes Kickstart: Safe & Private Tour Rome with a Local ExpertPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Withlocals 90 Minutes Kickstart: Safe & Private Tour Rome with a Local Expert

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Take a private walking tour in central Rome that reveals the best of Italy's capital. See highlights including the Campo de'Fiori market, the Trastevere neighborhood, and the Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica. Along the way, your guide shares the history of the magnificent city, along with customized suggestions of great places to visit on your own.
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