Information for tourists
How to get there
Find out how to reach the former Ghetto area and the Jewish Community of Rome
Where to stay
A selection of hotel facilities in compliance with Jewish rules
Where to eat
Discover kosher restaurants with the teudà of the Jewish Community of Rome
We offer several places to visit and Jewish events
What to do and where to go to pray in Rome
What to do in case of need or danger
How to get there
From the “Leonardo da Vinci” airport of Fiumicino, the fastest way to get to the center of Rome, with a journey time of only 31 minutes, is the “Leonardo Express” a train which connects the airport with the Roma Termini station without intermediate stops. Termini is the main hub of the Rome underground network.
The cheapest solution is, instead, to use one of the various direct bus services, which, however, are subject to traffic variation which makes journey times uncertain.
The official taxis of the Municipality of Rome are white, with a label “TAXI” on the roof and the symbol of the Municipality of Rome and the license number clearly visible on the counters.
You will find taxis both at the arrivals of Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.
The fare to reach the area of the former Ghetto, central Rome, or inside the Aurelian Walls is €48.00.
If you wish to reach Fiumicino airport by taxi from Rome, be aware that all journeys departing from inside the Grande Raccordo Anulare cannot and must never exceed the amount of 70.00 euros.
Unless you have booked a private transfer, avoid getting into any other vehicle at the airport exits, other than an official taxi. The requested rate could be much higher than the one above. Also be wary of people who offer transport services to the city inside the airport.
For any additional information, here is the airport website from which this information is taken: aeroporto.net/aeroporto-roma-fiumicino/posizioni-aeroporto-roma-fiumicino
Further tourist information can be found on the website of the Municipality of Rome, devoted to tourism: www.turismoroma.it/it/pagina/tourist-infopoints
The area of the former Ghetto is served by numerous public transport in particular, in nearby areas you can find buses that take you directly to Termini Station, Trastevere Station, San Pietro etc.. for any updated and detailed information on public transport we advise you to consult the ATAC website www.atac.roma.it/
Where to stay
The Jewish Community of Rome has selected a series of kosher guest-house facilities,which are able to provide essential services for those who respect Jewish rules.
Where to eat
Thanks to its 2,000-year-old traditions and the remarkable cultural heritage imported by the Libyan Jews, Rome offers many opportunities for eating kosher.
By clicking on the links below you can choose the one that will surely suit you.
What to see
ROME 1948 – ITALIAN ART TOWARDS ISRAEL
Currently ongoing at the Jewish Museum in Rome.
Retracing, through art, the birth of the State of Israel and its deep bond with Italy, which was strongly revealed by the cultural ferment that characterized our country in the post-war period.
By this objective, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the proclamation of the State of Israel, the Jewish Community of Rome and the Foundation for the Jewish Museum of Rome, in collaboration with the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, inaugurate the exhibition “Rome 1948 – Italian art towards Israel”conceivedy by Davide Spagnoletto and Giorgia Calò, open to the public from 27th April to 10th October 2023.
Jewish Museum of Rome
Rome has plenty of things to see. A lifetime would not be enough to discover all the places that the Eternal City offers.
Here we will limit ourselves to pointing out those of Jewish interest.
First of all, we suggest not to miss a visit to the Jewish Museum of Rome.
The Museum offers:
- guided tours that include seven exhibition halls and two synagogues;
- visits with audio guide;
- guided tours of the former Ghetto area
- educational workshops for children
- programs for schools
Holocaust Museum Foundation
It is located in the area of the former Ghetto, a few steps from the Community and it always offers very interesting exhibitions on the theme of the Shoah
Where to pray
There are several facilities where you can pray in Rome but the most suggestive is the Great Synagogue
Tourists who want to join in the prayers are required to register and send a request to participate using the form below.
For security reasons, in order to access to synagogue for prayers, it is necessary to bring and show your passport or identity card.
For Shabat, instead, please send an email, by 2.00 pm on Friday, to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following indications:
- Day and time of access
- Synagogue you want to access
- scan of your passport or identity document
In case of problems and need to contact your reference embassy, below is a useful link with all the embassies to be found in Rome.