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Ghetto Ebraico

Piazza delle Cinque Scole, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 684 0061
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ancient Jewish Ghetto covers only around four large city blocks. So why the need for a guide? Because much of it has been destroyed over the years, with but a few vestiges remaining, and also because what you see and can imagine due to...More

Thank GranZorro
Reviewed November 20, 2017

A must see and do for photo buffs! We walked here from the Colosseum on a lovely fall day. Old buildings with charm and elegance, beautiful tree lined streets, musicians playing on the bridges - it truly is beautiful. We strolled through the old streets...More

Thank Screwball
Reviewed November 3, 2017

It survived the Nazis (just barely) and parts are dirty and dangerous looking, but survive it did. Consists of a Synagogue, an interesting Jewish museum. There are old residences and kosher restaurants and a bakery. All pretty interesting. Some renovation going on and a new...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

This place definitely wasn't for me. It was smelly, polluted and had an eerie vibe. I'd give it a miss.

Thank KatrinaMarie R
Reviewed October 18, 2017

From its establishment in the 1500s, this tiny neighborhood has been subjected to historic events that are often overlooked. When it was first constructed, all rights to Roman Jews were revoked and Jews were obligated to live here. In the 1800's, the Great Synagogue was...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed October 9, 2017

We spent a morning here visiting the synagogue, museum and ghetto with Yeal from Jewish Roma Tours. It was a beautiful sunny Sunday and the area was packed with life. The Synagogue and museum are well worth the visit and the ghetto is in the...More

Thank James A
Reviewed October 4, 2017

We visited this area while walking around the streets of the city. We walked from piazza Venezia and went past numerous nice shops, including cafes, restaurants and a variety of other establishments. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

This is where Rome's Jewish ghetto was. Today it is full of restaurants offering Roman kosher cuisine like fried artichokes or Kosher Trebbiano wine. There is also a large Synagogue and a Jewish school. The area is very well protected by Carabinieri.

Thank lrbap1955
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Located beween the Tiber River and Piazza Venezia, the Jewish ghetto of Rome is often overlooked by tourists.I have become a regular visitor while in Rome over the last fifteen years, each time discovering a new facet of theis snall neighborhood. Of major cultura interestl...More

1  Thank Joseph G
Reviewed September 5, 2017

When you go to a restaurant that offers milk products you expect a specialty - pizza is one of those...I ordered the Capriciosa...there was nothing cappriciosa about that..not enough cheese, certainly, a few olives slies and a few mushroom slices and two little slices of...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
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pamela b
June 30, 2017|
Response from Maggi713 | Reviewed this property |
The Synagogue closes at 2:00 PM on Friday - Sun thru Thurs. it is open from 10 to 5. Most restaurants should be open. For example, my favorite is Nonna Betta and it is open from 11 to 11 - but check with restaurant first... More
Jodi L
July 21, 2016|
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Response from Alberta S | Reviewed this property |
Not that I saw. But we walked all around downtown (central) Rome easily. Not sure where you'll be staying, but Rome taxis are also reasonable. I suggest getting a map and trying to walk to the area from anywhere in... More
Brian W
March 12, 2016|
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Response from lol109 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, finally getting back to you. We had a fabulous meal in Trastevere, which was recommended by our tour guide. There are many little holes in the wall around this area, which serve traditional food. I cannot remember the... More