Come and discover the home of the oldest continuous Jewish community in all of Europe! Jews have lived in Rome for thousands of years, and throughout those years have played a vital role in the city’s vibrant history.
The Roman Jewish Ghetto may be unassuming, but it is dense with history and the vitality of the present-day community. Your Milk & Honey Tours guide is ready to take you on a fascinating journey through over 2,000 years of history! A longer Jewish and major sites tour, told from a Jewish perspective, will include the most famous outdoor sights of the Eternal City including Campo dei Fiori, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Column of Marcus Aurelius, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps as well as some intimate, lesser known sites.
The Jewish Vatican Tour covers selections from the world’s largest museum – over 2,000 rooms filled with masterpieces! Within these walls one finds Jewish gravestones (not always open) and sarcophagi dating back 17 centuries. Naturally the highlight is the Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo's frescoes hide secret Jewish messages! During the tour we will also visit the Greek and Roman sculptures that inspired the great Renaissance artists; the galleries of candelabras, tapestries, and maps; the Basilica of St. Peter; and finally St. Peter’s Square where the Swiss guards stand at attention. Attend an Itaiki – Italian rites – service at the Great Synagogue of Rome (Tempio Maggio), because in Rome one should do as the Jewish Romans do!