Despite this unhappy history, this part of Rome is now a relatively popular tourist destination. The former Jewish Ghetto is still a center of Jewish life in Rome - the city’s synagogue is here, and this is where you’ll find restaurants, markets, and butchers serving and selling Kosher food products. In fact, in the spring when artichokes are in season, this is the part of the city where you’ll find Rome’s famous “carciofi alla giudia,” or Jewish-style artichokes.
Rome’s synagogue was built in the late 19th century, which is only open for services, but which also houses the Jewish Museum of Rome. Some of the displays contain fragments of synagogues and ghettos from elsewhere in Europe, while others showcase Jewish history in the city of Rome.
Tours & Tickets
Jostle with locals for the best food in town on this 3.5-hour small-group food tour of Rome! Focusing on the most exciting gourmet haunts in up-and-coming ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Escape Rome's crowds to explore parts of the historic center that most tourists don't get to visit. You'll enjoy a leisurely stroll through the fascinating ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)