Jewish Ghetto Aperitif

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Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto Aperitif Tour Description

Mentioned in the Bible and through a plethora of ancient historical documents, the Jewish community in Rome is known to be the oldest Jewish community in Europe and also one the oldest continuous Jewish settlements in the world, dating back to 161 B.C.E.

During the Counter-Reformation, in 1555, Pope Paul IV decreed that all Jews must be segregated into their own quarters (ghettos). More than 4,700 Jews lived in the seven-acre Roman Jewish ghetto that was built in the Travestere section of the city which still remains a Jewish neighborhood to this day and is known as the Jewish Ghetto.

Enjoying charming cobbled streets, famous cuisine and a true neighbourhood atmosphere, this community has undergone all manner of upheavals and notable times since its arrival, perhaps most recently with the horrors of Nazi conquest of Europe and the genocide that ensued.

The Synagogue of Rome, was built after the unification of Italy and enjoys uniquely Hebraic and Persian architectural features.

This guided tour is lead by an expert guide who takes you through the Jewish Ghetto and its main features before crossing the small island of the Tiber and venturing on into the medieval district of Trastevere, which is arguably the most famous of the areas of Rome with tourists. It is of course easy to understand why with its unique atmosphere, charming cobbled narrow streets and lively restaurants and bars.

To end on a civilized note however, our tour then ends with a classy aperitif in a medieval tower that provides breathtaking views of Rome across the romantic skyline at sunset. Perfect for couples, this tour is unique in Rome.

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