Trevi Fountain

The tour is conducted by a non-Jewish guide who has been personally trained by Marco in adhering to Shabbat rules. The guide will provide you with water during the tour and take care of any other needs. 

I have designed a walking tour which, while available daily, has been specially created for Shabbat time. It takes you on a scenic stroll through Rome’s historic center, encountering its flowing fountains and famous squares.

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Rome’s wonders are no secret, and by day the crowds can be overwhelming. That’s why I created this walking tour: to give you a new lens through which to view Rome’s most famous squares, fountains, and monuments.

This tour brings you face-to-face with attractions like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, Campo de’ Fiori and the Jewish Ghetto. Here, at the heart of Rome’s Jewish community, you can wind down from your exploration with a delicious kosher meal.

Visit the stunning Spanish Steps

The tumbling balustrades and balconies of the Spanish Steps are truly a sight to behold. Find out all about these stunning steps (including what makes them Spanish!) before making your way towards the Trevi Fountain.

Piazza Spagna: the meeting point for my Jewish evening stroll

Within sight of the Spanish Steps is the towering Colonna dell’Immacolata (Column of the Immaculate Conception). Most tours overlook this 19th-century monument, or make passing reference to the figure of the Virgin on its pedestal. Here you’ll meet the four Jewish prophets at its base, and discover the fascinating story behind their presence.

The Colonna Immacolata: an important attraction on my Jewish Evening stroll

As you approach the Trevi Fountain, you’ll pass part of the Aqua Virgo aqueduct. This marvel of ancient Roman engineering still feeds the magnificent Trevi Fountain. You’ll be shocked to find out for how many centuries it’s been doing so. 

From the beautiful Trevi Fountain, it’s just a short stroll to the Pantheon

The Trevi Fountain is one of Rome’s most visited monuments, but few people know what they’re looking at. This walking tour will offer you a unique perspective of this beautifully ornate monument.

Trevi Fountain

Emerging from Rome’s winding, cobbled streets, you’ll come across the Italian Parliament building of Montecitorio. Passing Romans tend to gaze up at the Egyptian obelisk standing outside in the square. Few ever take note of Menorah curved around its entrance.

My Jewish evening stroll will disclose this hidden history, adding to your all-new perspective of Rome’s main sites.

The Parliament Building of Montecitorio. Can you see its Jewish symbol

From the Italian Parliament, it’s a couple of minutes’ walk to the Pantheon: the most enduring example of Roman architecture in the city (if not the world). Admiring it from the outside, you’ll discover the secrets of this fascinating temple, nourishing yourself with knowledge of this true ancient wonder.

Visit Rome’s most stunning squares: Piazza Navona and Campo de’ Fiori

This part of your Jewish evening stroll leads you out of the center’s narrow streets and out into its open spaces. You’ll explore the picturesque Piazza Navona, where the influence of Bernini and Borromini can still be felt. Find out what lies beneath the piazza and from where it derives its curious shape.

Campo de'Fiori: the last stop on my Jewish Evening stroll

Walking a few minutes south past historic churches and palaces, you’ll arrive at Campo de’ Fiori. This tranquil square masks a dark and disturbing history. For it was here that the Romans carried out public executions. 

But there’s another perturbing event that took place in Campo de’ Fiori: an event involving the persecution of a community through a concerted attack on its identity.

In 1553, the Romans burned 20,000 copies of the Talmud. What’s even more shocking is that it took until 2011 for them to inscribe the event in history with this commemorative plaque.

Commemorative plaque recording the burning of the Talmud in Campo de' Fiori

Your walking tour finishes in the Jewish Ghetto. Here, we’ll recommend you one of our favorite restaurants for a kosher meal. Not one you’d ever find online, but one you’ll only discover through a local!

Why not combine this evening tour with a Jewish Vatican tour or Rome Synagogue tour earlier in the day!

Need convincing? Check out the reviews left by my guests on TripAdvisor!

Click here for the meeting point >> Foot of the Spanish Steps, near the Barcaccia Fountain

Look for the sign saying “Roman Jews”