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Ghetto Ebraico

Piazza delle Cinque Scole, 00186 Rome, Italy
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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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Piazza delle Cinque Scole, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank miriamarman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Great Synagogue and it's museum are both a meticulous undertaking that provides an excellent glimpse into what life was like for Jews during more ancient Roman time, until today. The Great Synagogue is still used for services to date so it is a most...More

Thank GeeLiz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Renato led us to the Sant’Angelo district near the Jewish Ghetto to the Piazza Mattei. Looking at a map of our meandering route, I am sure I would have gotten lost had I tried this myself. On our quick walk through the Jewish Ghetto Renato...More

Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked through the Jewish quarter twice. We visited the Great Synagogue of Rome which was stunning and also ate in Nonna Betta, kosher restaurant on Via del Portica d'Ottavia. I highly recommend you eat there. It was great to walk through the area and observe...More

Thank Keetzya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks God, this is not a Ghetto any more, the walls are all removed. Coffe shops and restaurants, this is a very interesting area to visit.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I really enjoyed visiting this part of Rome and especially the forum/rotunda/theatre excavation. These are lesser known ruins so not as heavily visited. I was happy to just wander in and explore on my own. I was glad not to be part of a tour...More

Thank Marian S
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Beautiful location in the heart of the historic Jewish Ghetto. The guided tour of the synagogue was very informative and the building was of great interest. However, the museum and the walking tour of the Ghetto was outstanding.

Thank TravelingBubba
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The Jewish Ghetto is no longer a Ghetto. The walls were removed centuries ago. The Synagogue has a wonder museum inside and has free tours. It is beautiful. Our tour of Rome has to include a visit to the Jewish ghetto. It is a fairly...More

1  Thank Titus D
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This was the second time I have done this tour. It was equally fascinating, informative and moving as the first time. Our guide was Sara Terracina and it was amazing to hear her stories delivered in her perfect English. I cannot recommend this tour highly...More

1  Thank Gabrielle A
Reviewed 4 June 2017

There's a lot of history throughout the city of Rome. But one of my most persistent memories from my recent trip were these small brass plaques embedded in the streets in front of doorways in the Jewish Ghetto. They are small but powerful memorials to...More

2  Thank pookala
The mini-neigbourhood 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
30 June 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
21 July 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
12 March 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