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Jewish Ghetto

Rome, Italy
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Ranked #207 of 746 Activities in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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San Clemente, CA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

An ancient and fascinating history lies within Rome's Jewish Quarter. Beside the Portico of Octavia, a society of Jewish immigrants set their roots in Rome as early as 161 BCE. Beginning with the sack of Judea by the Roman Empire, their history became one of persecution and marginalization, as Popes and fascists alike ostracized their community and forced them into... More

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Dover, Massachusetts
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22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The origins of the Roman Jewish community date back to ancient times and there is much history to be shared about the history of the Jewish community both during good and back times with a knowledgeable tourguide about this area. I found the tour and insights of our tour through Jewish Roman Tours to be a vitally fascination . Definitely... More

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We did a tour of Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto through City-Discovery.com. We learned about a part of Roman history that most people don't know even existed. Something a little different from the typical Rome activities

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Our family of four, two adults and two teens, 15 and 18, took the tour of the Rome Jewish Ghetto in late July, 2014. The guide was Micol, who did an excellent job engaging our group (that included one other family) and teaching us about the history of and present day Jewish community in Rome. I noticed that both my... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

His audio guide will help you really appreciate the history of the area. Great place to walk around and explore. Pair it with a walking tour (also Rick Steve's) of Trastavere just across the river.

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Brooklyn, New York
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15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Totally worth going! Great great place! Tons of places to eat, and things to see. Great for history, too!Nice people, nice area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

This area was a highlight of our time in Rome. Easy to navigate, fascinating, and very moving. The Rick Steves walking tour download gives you all the guidance you need to appreciate this amazing place. It does not take long, and you will be glad you made the trip!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Download Rick Steve's App onto you phone and listen to the audio tour as you walk around the Jewish Ghetto. The tour is fairly brief, but very educational, and will definitely enhance your Roman experience.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Such an interesting and lovely place to visit. The many food stores and restaurants are wonderful. The food was exceptional...fried artichokes Jewish style was our favorite. The wait staff in all the restaurants we visited couldn't have been more welcoming. We loved seeing the local families gathering together for Sunday dinner and a Sunday stroll.

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Old Bethpage, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We planned our trip before we went to Italy. We corresponded via e-mail with Micaela at Jewishroma@gmail .com, made it so easy, all our questions answered. Our tour guide Sarah was delightful. Her explanations about the history of the Jewish Ghetto in Rome kept us interested. Sarah gave us insight as to how the Jewish people live in Rome today.... More

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