Guided Tours in the Historic Center of Rome
The ghetto of Rome, known as the Jewish quarter of Rome, is one of the oldest in the world, and today it is one of the areas of the city most loved by residents and tourists.
Born in 1555, when Pope Paul IV issued a bubble to revoke the rights of Jews by forcing them to reside there, it therefore arose as a place of segregation, to evolve up to the present day in one of the most culturally lively areas of the city.
It rises in the picturesque district of Sant’Angelo, on the left bank of the Tiber, and develops between narrow streets that offer suggestive views of squares, remains of ancient, medieval and Renaissance Rome. Among the most suggestive streets are Via della Reginella, Via di Sant Ambrogio, Via del Tempio. Don’t miss the Church of Sant’Angelo in Pescheria, built inside the ancient fish market on the remains of Via del Portico d’Ottavia, the Church of San Gregorio in Divina Pietà, the Ponte dei Quattro Capi that connects the ghetto on the Tiber Island, the Church of Santa Maria in Campitelli and the Fontana delle Tartarughe.
Symbols of the neighborhood are the Portico D’Ottavia, of which some remains of the main entrance remain and the Synagogue, the Major Temple, in liberty style and inspired by Babylonian art and famous for being one of the largest temples in Europe. Inside there is the Jewish Museum of Rome, a true cultural institution not to be missed, opened in 1960 to preserve the testimonies of the Jewish community of Rome, now two thousand years old!
The ghetto of Rome is also famous for the culinary proposals of the Jewish Roman Kosher cuisine and traditions from other parts of the world, such as the Middle East.
The neighborhood therefore offers a rich and fascinating historical, architectural and food and wine experience.
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