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FAQ for Tourists

Jewish Community of Rome - FAQ for tourists

We want to pray at the Great Synagogue. What are the rules?

You are welcome. Facial mask is recommended and entrance is allowed only during prayer times.

Visitors must bring with them their ID (passport). For Shabbat prayers you must register before Shabbat sending a copy of your ID to until Friday at 2.00 pm.

What are prayer times?



Great Synagogue

Sefardi synagogue in the same building

Week days shachrit

7:45 am

Shachrit: 7 am (on Sunday 7.30 am)

Week days mincha-maariv

10 minutes before sunset


Shabbat Friday evening

20 minutes before sunset

20 minutes before sunset

Shabbat/Yom tov shachrit

8:30 am (derasha in Italian and kiddush at the end)

8:00 am (derasha in Italian and kiddush at the end); yom tov 8.30 am

Shabbat mincha

20 minutes before sunset



Beginning of fast: 5.24 a.m. (According to some 5.14 a.m.) 
End of fast: 6.33 p.m. 
MINCHÀ at the Major Temple at 1:30 p.m., at Bet Shalom at 5:20 p.m.


'ARVIT and reading of the Meghillà at all temples Monday, March 6 at 6:40 p.m. 
SHACHRIT and reading of the Megillah 
Spanish Temple: 7 a.m. 
Di Castro Oratory, Ashkenazi Aguda, Bet Michael, Bet El and Bet Shemuel: 7:30 a.m. 
Major Temple, Youth Temple, Bet Shalom 7.45 a.m.

Are there any other Synagogues in Rome?

Yes, check the list at - In English The same rules for access apply in all the Synagogues. For further details contact directly.

Is it possible to visit the Great Synagogue outside of prayer times?

Only in the Museum visit.

Which kind of Synagogue are Roman Synagogues?

All of them are Orthodox. Some, including the Great Synagogue follow the Roman minhag, other are  Sefardi (original or Lybian), one is Ashkenazi.


Are there any Kosher restaurants or kosher food shops?

Yes, check the list at and

How is it possible to have kosher meal in Shabbat?

Reservation is needed at:


RISTORANTE CARNE Via del Portico D'Ottavia 57 06-68892868


RISTORANTE CARNE Via del Portico D'Ottavia 51 06-6833104


RISTORANTE CARNE Via del Portico D'Ottavia, 5 06 47545830


Is there a list of kosher food available in the markets?

Is there an Eruv in Rome?

No there isn’t.

What about miqwe?

Only for women. Reservation at the numbers

For men Via Famiano Nardini, 15 for reservation 345-3379412.