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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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Any big city in the world I have the opportunity to reach - should go to the ghetto, if there is. We wandered the streets for a long time and ate traditional pie. Once in Rome... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Any big city in the world I have the opportunity to reach - should go to the ghetto, if there is. We wandered the streets for a long time and ate traditional pie. Once in Rome I would go back there again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

During WWII, more than 2,000 Jews were deported from Rome and sent to Auschwitz (more than 7,000 Jews from all over Italy were deported to deaths camps in the Reich.) Only 102 of the Jews deported from Rome survived. Today, Rome's Jewish community is thriving, still in the Ghetto neighborhood, which has today become one of central Rome's loveliest areas... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

We had read about the ghetto, but forgot about it until we stumbled across it. The old Jewish Ghetto is a good walk not just to hear Shalom but from an historic Roman perspective. See houses with character as you stroll the narrow streets, plenty of shops and restaurants. Lots of excavations in progress.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Interesting area to visit while walking around exploring the Eternal City! Here you'll hear Shalom instead of Ciao!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Due to our great interest and unending enthusiasm for Jewish history, we loved visiting the Jewish ghetto. The stories and the active life today are all interesting. An inexpensive tour from the museum enabled us to appreciate and understand where we were and what we saw. These days, now- there are enough meat restaurants to satisfy the kosher consumer for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

The Ghetto is a must walk for everyone who wants to see an old neighborhood with characteristic houses, narrow streets, shops, traditional and modern restaurants. It's not only for tourists, it is an old authentic Roman scenery. Try the local food.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Incredible tour. Excellent guide. Five food samples. Pizza, pasta(3 choices), rice ball, fried artichoke, deli samples, wine, gelato. All were delicious. The tour guide was quite knowledgeable about the ghetto. Very interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Historical location in the hearth of Rome. Near largo Argentina a wonderful place for walking, for eating traditional roman jewish dishes and during the evening for a cocktail, a glass of wine or a beer in piazza mattei (where Is located the wonderful turtles fountain). Some curiosities: the ghetto was the set of some movies like, for example, "Le fate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

The Jewish ghetto is a place that you should visit in your stay in Rome couple of hours to stay and view the old building and history of his incredible civilisation. A lot of great restaurant and fantastic food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

So much to see :) It's unique way to see the history - to touch it, to smell the atmosphere, to feel it. The old buildings - a piece of Italian history. One day probably won't be enough to look around. If you like history, this is must seen place for you.

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