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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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It's more living history!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 19 October 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 16 October 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 8 October 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 29 September 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We visited the Roman ghetto one afternoon. There were several kosher restaurants and several other restaurants (non-kosher) that featured Roman Jewish dishes. Unless you are planning to visit the synagogue, there is not much else to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Going to the Ghetto Ebraico (Jewish Ghetto) was one of the highlights of my trip. Actually, walked around there about three different days. Even got to eat in kosher restaurants (and I don't like kosher meat) and enjoy it fully. One of my best experiences was going to a kosher restaurant and having a muslim waiter take care of my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Rome is not just a beautiful town to visit, with lots of attractions, it´s a town where history and modern life combine, a town where you can find whatever you´re interested in. If you´re interested in visiting this historical place, you should also read something about it´s history, it´s very interesting and it would be a pitty if you went... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

You can easily spend half a day here if you tour the neighborhood, the synagogue and museum and then go for lunch at one of the Kosher restaurants. You should visit this area with a local guide. We went with Jewish Roma abut we think that the Museum can also arrange a walking tour. Lots of history and moving stories... More 

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