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Jewish Roma Private Walking Tours

#40 of 749 Tours in Rome
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Address: Via Ripense 4, 00100 Rome, Italy
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Jewish Ghetto and Museum and Synagiogue

We had an intimate and personal tour, along with another lovely couple, of the Jewish Ghetto, and Synagogue and Museum. Our tour guide Micol was lovely and enthusiastic and we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an intimate and personal tour, along with another lovely couple, of the Jewish Ghetto, and Synagogue and Museum. Our tour guide Micol was lovely and enthusiastic and we felt an immediate connection to her as she shared the story of the Jewish community in Rome, as well as the story of what her family experienced while living in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In searching the internet for a guide for four days in Rome last week, I came upon the site, “Jewish Roma Walking Tours”. This is a business set up by Micaela Pavoncello (find her on a Rick Steves Rome episode filmed several years ago, available on Youtube). The Rome Ghetto has a long history, a magnificent Great Synagogue and an... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our tour with Mikol. She was enthusiastic and gave us some amazing historical information about Jewish Rome. The visit to the Museum and Synagogue were fabulous. We also enjoyed walking around the piazza and small ghetto neighborhood and especially enjoyed the bakery :)

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

My wife, two children (26 & 21) and I took the tour. Our guide, Sarah, was amazing! She grew up and has lived in the area her entire life and her grandmother still lives there so she had incredible, detailed and personal knowledge she was able to share. We learned a lot, and the tour was everything we hoped for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

My husband and I recently returned from a wonderful visit to Rome. Our first visit. We spent Christmas Day on a tour of the former Jewish Ghetto provided by Sara of Jewish Roma Tours. The Jewish district is currently compressed into several blocks of apartments, restaurants, a few shops and the beautiful Great Synagogue. It made all the difference having... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Micaela and the other guys showed us the entire ancient Jewish neighborhood (if you visit Rome, you have to see it) and not only. Every story was very interesting and I loved the way the guide involved us in the tour. We had an unforgettable time. Strongly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

We booked five private tours through Micaela's company -- the Ghetto area, the Jewish Catacombs, the Vatican/Sistine, Ancient Rome, and a walking tour of Rome -- with three different tour guides. Each of the tours and each of the guides was outstanding; informed, personable, well integrated into the community, and attentive to both our interests and our personalities. Although we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

This is a tour mainly directed to Jews but not only. The tour informs about the Jewish presence in Rome, ( dating back to B.C. era) and does while walking in the Jewish ghetto. Its informative, interesting not only to Jews and worthwhile spending an hour or so.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Micaela Povoncello was an amazing guide who was engaging, knowledgeable and entertaining. We did the tour of the Ghetto. We learned a great deal about the history of the Ghetto but Micaela added a personal touch which brought the ghetto to life. I definitely recommend it for anyone interested in getting to know the Jewish ghetto but also Roman culture... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

It was terrific to tour Rome's Jewish Ghetto with Micol Piazza, a woman whose family had lived in Rome for 2000 years! Micol was a great guide. She seemed to know most people we passed on the street and she was able to tell us stories about her family and her husband's family experience as Jews in Rome through the... More 

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Ghetto
The mini-neigborhood Ghetto holds tight to its reputation as a stand-alone area thanks to its nearly 300-year history as the home to Rome’s Jewish community. Times changed in the 20th century, but the tiny area still retains its mix of tradition, community, and history. Ancient and medieval architectural design frames apartments, bakeries, shops, and restaurants. Friends and families are the pulse of the neighborhood, keeping company on the Via del Portico d’Ottavia. The Ghetto observes the traditional Jewish Shabbat: businesses close from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.
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