The Ghetto

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The Historic Center's Niche Neighborhood
In 1555, a Papal Bull established the Ghetto, confining Rome’s Jewish population to a micro-neighborhood near Campo de’ Fiori and along the Tiber River for three and a half centuries. Already home to Rome’s Jewish population for nearly two millennia, the Ghetto grew in itself, though not much changed over the centuries. Narrow alleyways wind around medieval townhouses, whose external facades are decorated with recycled antiquities. Now galleries and restaurants line the main thoroughfare, the via Portico d’Ottavia, which still has remnants of its 1st century BC colonnade. The Art Nouveau heart of the neighborhood is the beautiful 20th century Great Synagogue of Rome.
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Lungotevere de' Cenci, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
+39 06 684 0061
Sun - Thur 10am - 5pm
Fri 9am - 2pm