Judaism in Rome is woven into the fabric of the eternal city and has been for over two millennia. Join the Museum and Our Travel Circle for a walk back in time following the path of one of Rome’s most ancient populations. Wander the streets where Jews lived, thrived, suffered, and triumphed over persecution.
Our guide Gracelyn will take us on a journey through the zone of the “newcomers” in Ancient Rome, Trastevere, or Trans Tiberium to the Ancient Romans. We will pass over Rome’s Tiber River via The Tiber Island which plays a role in one of the darker chapters of the Jewish history of the city. Crossing back towards Rome’s left bank stands the Great Temple and the heart of modern Rome’s Jewish community. In the shadow of ruins of the ancient Theater of Marcellus, and Portico d’Ottavia, restaurants teem with tourists and Romans alike, waiting for a taste of Jewish Artichokes and other wonderful dishes. This lively zone is full of Kosher shops, bakeries, wine bars, and galleries. A short walk through the streets and we will find one of the Roman Ghetto’s most famous fountains.
Registration is $18 for Museum members or $36 for the general public. If you’re not a member, join today. If you’re already a member, log in and the member discount will be reflected in your cart.
The Museum’s virtual walking tours are live-only events and will not be available to watch after the event is over. Also, event times are in Eastern Standard time; use this time zone converter to see what time it will be in the city being toured.
Live closed captions will be available during this program.
Public programming at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference); the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy C. Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Battery Park City Authority; The Goldie and David Blanksteen Foundation; Marcia Horowitz Educational Fund for Cross-Cultural Awareness; and other generous donors.