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Jewish Ghetto

Rome, Italy
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Ranked #187 of 665 activities in Rome
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites
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,... more » 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. « less
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tennessee
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300 reviews 300 reviews
211 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We had visited Isola Tiberina to have a coke at a little café and decided to walk back through the streets of the Jewish Ghetto. First we visited the synagogue museum and then just wandered the small streets past the many Jewish shops and eateries. The area is very quaint and different from other areas in Rome. It is a... More

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

As a Jew I love visiting Jewish communities in other cities. To become better educated about the oldest community outside of Israel was wonderful. To wander around the square near the synagogue, to go to the synagogue to tour and to pray, to eat at one of the Kosher restaurants and to go to the best bakery in Rome were... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you are interested in old and modern Jewish life in Rome, I recommend to visit the Hebrew Museum at the ghetto and take the tour of the sinagogues which includes a short tour in the ghetto.

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Flen, Sweden
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43 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

For me going to a jewish area for the first time I realized that the area really still IS a jewish area! And this was the great part - being able to find jewish food and actually see the men with the long hair and hats is an exotic view for someone coming from the northerrn Europe... Worth a visit!

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Great Neck, New York, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

about 15 minutes from our hotel in the Pantheon. So glad we did it... the synagogue was beautiful and some wonderful ruins. BUT... there is this little bakery with no name. it is on the corner and the line was out the door... They have the most amazing cheesecake and some fruit bread that !! find this bakery and eat... More

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The Villages, Florida
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We had downloaded a walking tour of the Jewish Ghetto which is across the river from Trastevere so we took a taxi from our hotel to the Synagogue which was the start of our walking tour. There was a tour of the Synagogue happening so we took advantage of that as well as the museum. We then went on our... More

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Radnor, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We had the pleasure of touring the Jewish Ghetto with Sara of Jewish Roma. Sara is an instantly likeable individual with whom we were very comfortable from "hello". She is also a deeply and personally knowledgeable guide who made the ghetto come alive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

The area may be small but it is FULL of history and some wonderful ruins…yes more ! Great eating whether it be one of the bakeries or restaurants~MUST try the Jewish artichokes !. The synagogue and museum are definitely worth a visit.

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NY
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

There is an unbelievable kosher bakery in the Jewish ghetto. It doesn't seem to have a name though the information booth attendant across the street told me the locals call it Bochono (note that I probably butchered the spelling). It is a little hole in the wall in a corner with a line out the door at all times, or... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Though Miceala was home tending her newborn, Nicole (I hope I remember her name correctly) was a WONDERFULLLLLL tour guide. In fact, she was one of the best of our entire trip. Her English was great, she was enthusiastic, incredibly knowledgeable, considerate and professional. The group size was perfect, and we got a real feel for Roman Jewish history. Terrific!

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