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Pagina di snodo Tassonomia
Piazza Mattei

Positioned in the heart of the historic centre, the Turtles Fountain is indisputably one of Rome’s finest.

Lungotevere de' Cenci

In 1870, with the end of the papal rule over the city, Rome became the new capital of Italy. Jews finally regained their civil rights and were free to settle anywhere throughout the city.

Isola Tiberina
Ponte Cestio

Legend has it that the Tiber Island was formed, to say the least, in a rather curious manner: the angry Romans, after having overthrown in a popular uprising the reviled tyrant Lucius Tarquinius Su

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Portico d'Ottavia
Via del Portico d'Ottavia, 29

The complex of the Portico d'Ottavia is the only one preserved of the large porticoes that limited, on the northern side, the square of the "Circo Flaminio", an ar

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Teatro di Marcello
Via del Teatro di Marcello

The building was erected in Campo Marzio, in the place that tradition had consecrated to the scenic performances, connected with the temple of Apollo.

It was with the papal bull “Cum nimis absurdum” that Paul IV in 1555 founded what was to become one of the oldest and finest “ghettoes” in the world.

And within those tiny Roman alley ways winding their way around the Church of Santa Maria del Pianto, the ruins of the Portico d’Ottavia and the banks of the River Tiber near Isola Tiburina, that the Jews were relegated to live.

It was here also that, over the centuries, they built up an important part of Rome’s tradition. Visitors to the ghetto cannot fail to be astounded by the magnificence of the Synagogue, the splendour of the Jewish Museum and the delicious aromas wafting from the traditional trattorias of this historic district, where typical Roman dishes may be savoured.

And just nearby a visit to the small ancient Church of San Gregorio della Divina Pietà is well worth a visit. Better known as San Gregorio al Ponte Quattro Capi, it was celebrated because of the sermons Jews were compelled to attend during the Pontifical reign.

 

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