There is a part of Rome that want tell you a story: the Ghetto of Rome is one of the more ancient in Italy, it was born in 1555 on the Saint Angel Block in Rome, near the beautiful Marcello Theatre. Here starts of our personal Jewish Rome tour. Come whit us!
We want to suggest you a different tour of Ghetto. Usually this type of tour start in front of Synagogue of Rome. But we want to change the perspective: from extravaganzas are of roman to the Jewish modern shop.
After a fast coffe break in Antico Caffè, we can see the majest Theatre in front of us.
Don’t let the similar design confuse you! Marcello Theatre is smaller than Colosseum, and it has another rule: Julius Caesar used it to put on the famous ludi scaenici.
If the door of Marcello Theatre is open we suggest you to enter in Campo Marzio to arrive in the heart of Ghetto.
The street of Foro Piscario will trip you down memory lane!
At the end of this you can passed the famous Portico of Ottavia.
Now, you’re in the heart of Ghetto! In front of you there’re the Synagogue (for visit click here).
At your right is opened the center of this small town: ancient churches, typical kosher restaurant, orifices, shoes shop etc. But… One at a time!
Behind your back, you can find the Church of Saint Angel of Fishery, built in the VIII century. It derives its name from a market of fish.
If you passed here you must try the Ancient Bakery Urbani: the amazing pizza!
For the most gluttony, we suggest the traditional kosher cakes: Boccioni Cake Shop… the traditional jewish and roman cakes… You’ll love it!
This is our advice: you should be out, wandering these fair streets with a beautiful partner on your arm. The Ghetto is full of small streets, in which you’ll can find particular shops: haberdarshery, library, fruit shop, gallery of art, shoes shop. It’ll make you feel like you go a step in the past, in the ancient market in Rome.
During your walking tour, you can see a strange things under your feet: the stones tripped, on these you can read the names of jewish deported in concentration camp. These a sad piece of our history.
The tour can finish in frot of Fountain of Turtles: one of the most beautiful in the city!