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Museo Ebraico di Roma
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The Heart of Rome and its Treasures: Full-Day Tour with Lunch
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Rome Art Safari and Jewish Ghetto Group Treasure Hunt
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Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto Rome Walking Tour
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

We walked quite a distance in the rain to see the synagogue and museum, and we weren't disappointed. A guided tour is included in the price of admission, and our English-speaking guide was quite knowledgeable. The museum itself consisted of 7 rooms of artifacts on display, and the synagogue was both beautiful and of historic interest. Photography is not allowed, either inside the building or on the grounds - most likely for security reasons, but guidebooks, etc, are available in the gift shop. I doubt most people would make this their first point of interest to visit on a trip to Rome, but if time allows it's certainly worth checking it out.

Visited February 2014
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“History of the Jews in Rome”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

A nice museum located in the Great Synagogue located in the "Jewish Ghetto". There is an audio tour of the museum which in detail describes the history. Well done. There is also a tour of the small as well as the main synagogue. The Great Synagogue is a beautiful structure ornately decorated. Would be a special treat to experience a service there. Worth the visit.

Visited November 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“A glimpse into the Jewish people of Rome”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

It is always nice to see inside somehwere one would not normally be able to go. This is what the tour of the Jewish Museum allows. Our English-speaking guide gave a good amount of detail, not too overwhelming, about the background of the Jewish people in Rome. This was probably the most interesting part of the tour.

The entry price of €11 covered the tour of the 2 synagogues and a visit to the museum. The museum was secondary to the tour. The synogues were ornate yet simple, pristine yet used.

Our whole visit took about 40 minutes.

Visited January 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“A Special Place Regardless of Your Faith”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

A small museum, a small synagogue and a very big synagogue all in about ninety minutes. This is a special place, superbly curated, describing the history of the Jews in Rome, a history dating back to 170 years before Christ. The little synagogue is Sephardic, the Great Synagogue almost church like and built in 904, totally grand, both untouched by the Nazis. The people in the Ghetto were - slightly more than 1,000 were rounded up on October 16,1943 and their story is also told in the museum. For security reasons you can only get into the synagogues with a tour supplied for free by the museum. And did you know Roman Jews are neither Sephardic or Ashkenazim, and have some of their own practices?

Visited December 2013
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“Really worth a visit”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

As others have noted, you can only visit the synagogue by paying for the museum because of security concerns. Its well worth it. The museum, although smallish, has a really interesting collection of items. It explains the history of the Roman Jews really well and in a very engaging way. Audioguides are free with the ticket and they run short English guided tours of the synagogue every hour. The inside of the synagogue is absolutely beautiful. I really enjoyed this and would recommend to anyone interested in Jewish history.

Visited January 2014
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