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Jewish Ghetto

the area surrounded by Via del Portico d'Ottavia, Lungotevere dei Cenci, Via del Progresso and Via di Santa Maria del Pianto, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Ranked #67 of 688 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: This historical Jewish Ghetto dates back to 1555, when Pope Paul IV...
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We could not get into the Jewish synagogue that day as it was the eve of Yom Kippur so we spent the afternoon meandering around the narrow ghetto streets, imagining it teaming, overflowing with life. In the heart of the area are a few cafes serving the specialty of "Fried Artichokes"!

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Great Neck
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visiting the Jewish Ghetto, the medieval streets dating back to 1556 and the times of the Pope Paul IV, in Oct 2014, was an amazing experience. We started off by touring the fascinating Jewish Heritage museum housed in of the largest synagogue of Rome. The Jewish artifacts, memorabilia and documents even the synagogue entrance headers that were salvaged relayed numerous... More 

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Armonk, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We just today took a tour of the Rome Jewish Ghetto using Jewish Roma. Our guide was a young woman, Sara, who was amazing!!!!. My family have used private tour guides throughout the world and never have we had one that gave us such a deep understanding of where we are. Her passion and knowledge made the history of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Admission to the main synagogue includes a tour of the museum inside as well as entry to three other old synagogues nearby. There are many Kosher Italian restaurants in the neighborhood as well.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Really enjoyed the ghetto and learning about the Jewish History of Rome-and there is alot!! Enjoyed Great Kosher Food at Ba Ghetto! Glad to see there is still a community in Rome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I want to go on the record to indicate how extraordinary Sara Terracina was in delivering the presentation of Jewish life in Rome. The depth of knowledge as well as the passion by which it was delivered was exemplary. The Jewish Roma Group Tour (jewishroma@gmail.com) is fortunate to have a scholar that informs members of the public clearly and energetically... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

its in an awesome city, very modern and ancient at the same time. The actual ghetto is cool. So much history, makes you want to cry. There's a school there that's open nowadays, lots of open seating areas, restaurants, stores, ice cream!! Cool place! History and fun at same time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We booked 2 different Jewish Walking tours in Rome through JewishRoma Walking Tours. Each of them was fantastic, and we would highly recommend them both. Despite what seems to be an expensive fee for these tours, the tours were incredible, and worth every penny. There is no technological replacement (IPad, book etc.) for the personal connection, and were feel very... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I enjoyed our time visiting the Jewish Ghetto. While it doesn't have the "Wow" factor that so much of Rome enjoys - the Ghetto is full of its own sad story. I think it's important to acknowledge the past, to learn from it and to celebrate the future. The Ghetto is a lesson for us all about the strength of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A walk thru it it's just to walk on any other narrow streets of Europe. It's nice and you certainly learn a lot if you go to the museum but it is certainly nothing eye catching in city where everything is magnificent. If you have an extra day and don't know how to use it visit this place.

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