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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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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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A tour of Rome has to include a visit to the Jewish ghetto. It is a fairly short walk from the Colosseum with lost to see along the way. Aside from the great historical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A tour of Rome has to include a visit to the Jewish ghetto. It is a fairly short walk from the Colosseum with lost to see along the way. Aside from the great historical importance the synagogue is simply beautiful. There are some great small side streets to explore and imagine how people lived there not that long ago. For... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temple has a very interesting tour, It's a lovely synagogue. The surrounding area is also very entertaining. The restaurants are cute and we had some delicious fried artichoke. It is definitely worth a trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Jewish Ghetto area is splendidly alive and vibrant with cafes, deli's, shops and restaurants. Fun to hear Yiddish with an Italian accent! The Synogue is here and is well worth visiting. Great area to tour and to experience. ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I honestly don't know how anybody can claim that this area of Rome is "disappointing," as I've read in some reviews. We've been to Rome twice for a total of 5 days and have seen many of the tourist sites. I've been talking about this beautiful neighborhood to anyone who will listen ever since we returned from our trip. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this part of Rome, went on a walking food tour around this area and ate local specialities - would recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The Jewish Ghetto is no longer a Ghetto. The walls were removed centuries ago. The Synagogue has a wonder museum inside and has free tours. Unfortunately you can't take photos. The surrounding area is filled with several ethnic restaurants and shopping. It is a great place for a stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Going thru the Roman forum you will notice a small walkway at end- near emperor Augustus site/ ( thank God for our tour guide! ) this place is amazing- one great restaurant after another! I highly recommend you get off the tourist trails and find this slice of heaven

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Some ruins which I wasn't expecting so that was cool. Came here mainly to see the ceiling in the temple, but you have to pay to go in the temple. We bumped into a couple that we had met early in the trip and they said the food was bad.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My wife and I are Jewish, so we tend to go to places like this when we travel. We weren't in the mood for a tour or a museum, and so didn't go to the synagogue or the museum; nor did we have one of the wonderful guides some reviewers have mentioned. Nor, for that matter, did we eat in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is a great place to get a feel of what life was like for Rome's Jewish population over several hundred years. The area now is bustling with life including Kosher eateries, shops, a great bakery (fantastic cheesecake) and the museum and synagogue. For Jewish visitors a must, but interesting for all. We used a Rick Steve guide as we... More 

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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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