Europe’s largest, the synagogue was built between 1901 and 1904 in Rome’s Jewish ghetto.
The temple, which was intended to be visible from every panoramic point of the city, was constructed between the most important symbols of Rome’s rediscovered religious freedom: the Campidoglio, seat of the city government, and the Janiculum, emblem and site of the famous 1849 battle between the Garibaldi-led Republican forces of the Risorgimento and French troops allied to the Pope.
Today the Synagogue may be visited from Sunday to Thursday; not on Saturday which is the Jewish Sabbath, day of rest.
After a visit to the temple, there is nothing more pleasant than a leisurely walk through this fascinating district, dotted also with a series of renowned kosher restaurants.
The Synagogue can be visited only by guided tours starting from Jewish Museum.
Visits are not allowed on Saturdays (open only for religious celebrations)