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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 #75 of 754 Attractions 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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Nelson, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
52 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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tel aviv
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

i was filled with emotion and sadness to walk through the narrow streets full of history of Jewish population of Rome, the Ghetto exists sine 16th Century, and i was glad to see that it became a lively tourist attraction with many trattorias preparing old jewish-roman delicacies, like a giggeto, fried artichoke. the Synagogue is one of the most beautiful... More

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toronto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Walked from the Vatican, about an hour through cobblestone streets. Arrived at small street packed with jewish restaurants. Left the first one due to no service and crossed street to an in credible one that served fried artichoke, cigariot (beef cigars) and excellent meatball cous cous. Added a wine, an accordion player and by the end of the dinner walked... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My wife and I first visited the Great Synagogue of Rome. The exhibits are well presented and the accompanying audio guide is excellent. It presents a great account of not only the history of Jewish Rome, but also Judaism itself. This visit also included a guided tour of the 2 synagogues, the small Sephardic one and then the Great Synagogue... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It is a nice place to see-great restaurants. Rather tough to find-we had to ask around quite a bit to find out where it actually was.

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Woodridge, Illinois
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18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This museum is amazing. You could spend all day there. Take the tour with a guide or get a headset so you can listen to the amazing history. The items contained are ancient and beautiful. It was very educational for me because I had never been into a temple before, so I found this fascinating. I would definitely go back... More

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Teaneck, NJ
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56 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We took a private tour of the Jewish Ghetto with Rome for Jews and are so happy we did. Whether you are Jewish or not, the private tour really gave us a complete understanding and appreciation of the Jews of Rome and included understanding Roman history as well. The tour through the ghetto was fascinating. We learned about the past... More

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New York City, New York
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289 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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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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