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Jewish Ghetto

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Address: 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
Phone Number: 3296036719
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: 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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Had a great tour of this historical area with JewishRoma tours. It was the tour guide, my wife and I and one other couple. Our guide was from the area and, as such, very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had a great tour of this historical area with JewishRoma tours. It was the tour guide, my wife and I and one other couple. Our guide was from the area and, as such, very knowledgable and seemed to know every local that we passed. Really got a great understanding of the history, both ancient and recent. Would definitely set up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

It is only a small area but nevertheless interesting to visit. There are plenty of restaurants in the vicinity. As it was evening the museum attached to the synagogue was closed. The area it is in is not far from the Trastevere district and so the two could be combined.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This history of this section of Rome is a tough one - roman ruins are interspersed with 'newer' buildings and plaques on the sides of buildings which are stamped with the dates that the ghetto residents were rounded up and sent to concentration camps. Our guide told us that of the thousands who were sent to the camps, only 16... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Use the Rick Stevens App on visiting Rome for a nice introdution in this neighborhood. Eat Jewish cartoffio (artichoke)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We walked here in about 5 minutes from the Vittorio Emanuele monument and took the Rick Steves podcast walking tour (highly recommended). The Jewish history was fascinating, and the local shops and eateries of this small area are steeped in Jewish tradition. The tour is short (about 30 minutes) and ends at the beginning of the Rick Steves walking tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Today this is one of the most expensive districts of Rome. A very small area that once was horrible for the population and now a lovely and busy and packed with restaurants and shops. Take a guided tour otherwise toy won't understand what's all about. most interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Really relaxed feel and quieter than other places I have visited in Rome. Great range of restaurants, many of which are kosher, offering dishes that are different from most menus in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We took a walking tour of the Ghetto organised through the staff at the Museum under the main Synagogue. Our guide, Laura was well-informed and provided us with an array of facts and anecdotes that were set out in historical context. The tour went for over an hour and provided a well-rounded overview of the history of the Jewish community... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

After the crowded streets of Rome, it was so nice to walk down to the Tiber and visit the Jewish quarter. A few streets, paved in cobblestone, lined with restaurants, kosher, outdoor cafes and gelato shop. We stopped at the little jeweler and bought a trinket or two and then crossed the street and had a relaxing beer and tapas... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

a nice revival of this old area. unfortunately a very necessary but heavy police and security presence . some nice restaurants, notably the good old Piperno and its artichokes , never tired of them

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Address: Address: 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
Phone Number: 3296036719
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Ghetto
The mini-neigborhood Ghetto holds tight to its reputation as a stand-alone area thanks to its nearly 300-year history as the home to Rome’s Jewish community. Times changed in the 20th century, but the tiny area still retains its mix of tradition, community, and history. Ancient and medieval architectural design frames apartments, bakeries, shops, and restaurants. Friends and families are the pulse of the neighborhood, keeping company on the Via del Portico d’Ottavia. The Ghetto observes the traditional Jewish Shabbat: businesses close from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.
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