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Jewish Ghetto

#82 of 1,029 things to do in Rome
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Address: Piazza delle Cinque Scole, 00186 Rome, Italy
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This historical Jewish Ghetto dates back to 1555, when Pope Paul IV...

This historical Jewish Ghetto dates back to 1555, when Pope Paul IV restricted all Jews to a small area of the city, which was then walled in. Today, the ghetto has wonderful eating places with cross-cultural dishes, and a beautiful synagogue with a small museum inside.

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It is impossible to understand the history of Ancient Rome without encompassing the Hebrew presence. The fact that they lived in a ghetto was a tribute to their sense of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is impossible to understand the history of Ancient Rome without encompassing the Hebrew presence. The fact that they lived in a ghetto was a tribute to their sense of community. The Facists deportation was a measure of how evil that mindset was.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rome, so much to answer for! As I came back to the eternal city once again, I asked Joy Of Rome to chose for me a particular spot: The Jewish Ghetto is a little treasure in the heart of the center of Rome, Francesca told me. She guided me through some mesmerizing alleys, buildings and streetfood backeries, allowing me to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Near the Tiber river, you see the Synagogue stands in the heart of Jewish aera ot seven- acre ghetto; the Synagogue and Jewish Museum Ebraico are accessible to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

although very little, if any remained of the original ghetto, visiting the relatively new synagoge, and the attached museum and explanation, you get a full picture, of the tragic history of italian jews, and their survival. recommended, not only for jews. the ghetto is full of restaurants and bars, and you can have a very nice few hours of visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Viator which is a company related to tripadvisor offers various tours. We chose to visit the Jewish Ghetto and Trastervere neighborhoods with one of their guides. We highly recommend doing this. For a 3-hour walking tour (very reasonable cost), we were treated to a wonderful tour of both neighborhoods. Our guide was engaging, knowledgeable and she had a great sense... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We sought out the Jewish Ghetto withour realising how close it was to the heart of Rome, walking distance to Via del Corso, The Colosseum and Trastavere too. Amazing ruins (again) and you have to remind yourself that just because you are in Rome, that should not take away how special they are!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

understanding the history of the place and the people who occupied the ghetto is important when you explore the area. Most of the ancient ghetto is gone,but traces remain. The modern history is just as tragic when you consider the events of Oct 1943.

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Modiin, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here almost every day of our 5 day visit to rome. has over 10 kosher restaurants and a lot of history, as well as a fascinating jewish museum and beautiful synagogue. you must try the burnt- looking fruitcake at the "naked with no name"-insanely good. just follow the line out the door

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I was not going to take a tour, we were just going to walk around. You must take a tour! We took the Viator tour and it was fabulous. So much history!!! We learned about Jewish history as well as World War !!. We were shown ruins and their history. A must do! Of course, you could walk around and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We weren't sure what to expect after reading various reviews by other travelers, but my teenage daughter and I spent several hours wandering the streets here and had a delicious meal (do try the fried artichokes!). It was rather quiet and we discovered interesting shops, a marketplace, and wandered into several churches that were delightful.

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