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Ghetto Ebraico

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Address: Piazza delle Cinque Scole, 00186 Rome, Italy

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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Sweet and short. Museum and Temple summarized very well the over 2000 years of jewish presence in Roma.

Go to the museun with the audioguide. Except you were ready to spend more than 2 hours choose the things to look and learn about. Very interesting summary of jewish life in Rome... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to the museun with the audioguide. Except you were ready to spend more than 2 hours choose the things to look and learn about. Very interesting summary of jewish life in Rome as from the Republic times before Christ. The Temple is a very nice place to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in the Roman ghetto district for the first time and will definitely return. In the heart of the medieval Center of Rome, just on the Tiber river, it's a 5 minute walk to campo dei fiori, 15 minutes to piazza Venezia, 25 minutes walk to the Vatican. Neighbourhood has stunning buildings from the 14-16th centuries, small cobbled streets. It... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting historical area with a (still free) archaeological site at the end of the main street, and a lot of character. Don't miss the beautiful Synagogue (entrance fee), and you have to sign up for the tour. Download Rick Steve's free audio guide for the ghetto, and you will get a really good understanding of the importance of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Our tour was cancelled for lack of signups, but we went with the Rick Steves audio guide and were glad we did. It's an important and interesting part of Rome to see. Much was closed as it was Passover - including the Temple. One person in my party is Jewish and really wanted to see inside, at least, but was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Altho in Rome for only 5 days.....the Ghetto was "on my list". We stopped for an expresso on the main drag(Octavia),saw Teatro Marcello, the Syngogue,Piazza Mattei and Piazza Morgana. When we return....it shall be my "go to" again......w/MORE time spent to enjoy and ponder the history of this important n'hood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

There is a lot of interesting Roman history to be learned in the ghetto. The synagogue is a remarkable structure - beautiful inside and out. We took the walking tour with Micaela of Jewish Roma walking tours. She is an exceptional guide.and I highly recommend her. Don't miss the old Ghetto bakery--delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We had one day in Rome before our cruise, and chose to visit the Jewish Ghetto. It was smaller than we imagined but full of life, history, and of course good food. We took a private tour with Jewish Roma tours of the Synagogue and Museum, as well as a walking tour in the ghetto. Our guide gave us great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We toured the Jewish Ghetto on the way to dinner. Jews, who have lived in the area since before Christianity, were moved inside a walled area and locked in at night from the 1500's. Jewish artifacts still adorn walls, Kosher business abut fine dining (the quarter is now an upscale area of Rome), and, as we walked down Via del... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Interesting sites and good restaurants - we ate at one called Cucina Ebraico; servers there were nice and they also had good wine, vegetarian options on the menu and it was not crowded. I am glad we stumbled upon it kind of by accident walking back from the Circus Maximus area; it is just across from Trastevere neighborhood.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We strolled through this area, and really enjoyed it, many references to to Jewish history and a very large temple is here. Lots of good eats!.

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