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Jewish Ghetto

Rome, Italy
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Ranked #213 of 738 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
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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Coral Springs, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was interesting to visit an activie synagogue and hear of the Jewish culture that was/is part of the oldest Jewish communities in Europe. Our young guide was very much a part of the community and gave great personal perspective to how families still live in the area and thrive. The Jewish Walking & Museum Tour is enlightening when you... More

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Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
45 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was a unique educational experience that was eye opening. The ghetto was wonderful, and we were blessed with the opportunity to meet some of the original residents, as most Jews have moved out, and it has become an upscale high cost area. Wonderful cafes and taverns.

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Rehovot, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

I suggest to visit this Jewish Getto area not only to every jew. This is part of Rome history. Thanks to everyone :)

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Eckman
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49 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had an excellent tour of the Jewish Ghetto with Jewish Roma, and then stayed on to eat wonderful Jewish Italian food at a trattoria in the Ghetto: delicious, traditional Jewish Italian food, such as fried artichokes and stuffed zucchini blossoms. To see the Jewish Ghetto is to understand our all-too recent history. A MUST DO on any trip to... More

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Middleton, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This tour can't be missed. Sarah our guide was so well versed on every subject about the Ghettos. The Great Synagogue was so beautiful. Sarah introduced us to all the sights and sounds of the ghetto. I can't leave out the bakery with the best sweet "pizza" in Rome. Again this is a can't miss tour.

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Bruehl, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We joined a paid organized tour of the three synagogs and the guide was very rude and abrupt; examples: after screaming that there can be no photos allowed, she proceeded to speak in a VERY low tone (with no mikes/earphones) and when asked, very politely, to speak louder, she said that she can't (??!!); she would be very short with... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

You really have to visit the jewish ghetto, there are so many amazing kosher restaurants to chose from. Best pizzas ever!

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