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Jewish Ghetto

Rome, Italy
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Ranked #211 of 759 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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New York City, New York
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464 reviews 464 reviews
244 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We did our own self guided tour of the Rome Jewish ghetto using a guide book. We first visited the beautiful old synagogue, a truly spectacular structure. Then the Jewis museum, walked by the Hebrew school and then dined at one of the famous restaurants where they serve Jerusalem artichokes, il giggetto.

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Paris, France
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26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was much smaller than I had imagined, with only a few shops open for business when we passed through. Very different feel from the rest of Venice but it was good to check out the area and see what it was like, after all, it's very famous! I stopped into a local artist shop, who made glass pieces for... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful little street lanes. Architectural and Historic sites. Good restaurants. I wish we had a Guide, it would have made it more memorable.

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San Clemente, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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