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Address: Lungotevere De' Cenci 15, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6840 0661
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A brilliant exhibition of the history of the Jews in rome. Well worth going to Don't miss it Brilliant

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A brilliant exhibition of the history of the Jews in rome. Well worth going to Don't miss it Brilliant

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Issaquah, Washington, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are Jewish. Late in life I decided to learn more about the history of Jews. There have been Jews in Rome since before Jesus. During WWII 1,000 Jews from the Ghetto were sent to concentration camps, 18 returned. The Synagogue is not old by Roman standards, early twentieth century but it is beautiful. Dress appropriately. Watch the movie about... More 

1 Thank Jim H
Cairns Region, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have had a long interest in all aspects of Jewish history so am glad we persisted (we got lost) until we found this gem.There is a wonderful collection of memorabilia and information and the building is just beautiful. Tour includes a peak into the Spanish synagogue and the tour guide was willing to answer all sorts of questions. Would... More 

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San Leandro, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

As an American of Jewish heritage I found this fascinating, so did my 98% (ha ha thank you genetic testing) non-Jewish husband. The Roman Jewish community pre-dates the historic destruction of the temple of Jerusalem (make sure to visit the Arch of Titus by the Colosseum for more on this key event), hence they pre-date the two global communities -... More 

2 Thank Sandi S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A very interesting collection of memorabilia. History that goes way back to the 12th century. The ticket for the museum includes entrance to the Great Synagogue next door to the museum. The only word I can use is WOW!

2 Thank AandDfromUSA
Shumen, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Unique sinagogue - interesting building, kept a lot of history in its rooms. Make a tour with guide and learn a lot info about the long history of Roman Jewish Community. It is must seen if you are interested in history. Well spend time.

2 Thank donchevas
Ra'anana, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This museum is situated in the basement of the Great Synagogue of Rome in the "Ghetto Ebraico" (Jewish Ghetto) and begins with a guided tour of the magnificent Great Synagogue. A visit to the Museum then provides a fascinating overview of the history, traditions and religious life of the Roman Jewish community. Featuring well displayed interactive exhibits, it reveals a... More 

1 Thank IlanaJ53
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

First and foremost a beautiful synagogue, both beautiful and interesting architecture (part of it in art nouveau/Jugend style ! - built/finished in 1904). All males had to wear kippah inside the synagogue, a first for me, Easily accessible, you can walk from the "city center", let`s say Piazza Navona. The museum was not particularly interesting (for me), but the guide... More 

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Voyri, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The museum is situated in the "Ghetto Ebraico", in the basement of the Great Synagoge of Rome and it will give you both historical information on the jewish community in Rome and you will be able to see the art they have been creating. There are exhibitions showing the daily life of the jewish community in the ghetto, you will... More 

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Northern NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The museum has lots to see and has many interactive exhibits. We enjoyed seeing the beautiful fabrics used by the Jews of Rome to cover the Torahs. The history is somewhat disturbing as one would expect but there is a Jewish community and they take pride in their synagogue and the small Ghetto adjacent. We were struck by the protection... More 

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The mini-neigbourhood Ghetto holds tight to its reputation as a stand-alone area thanks to its nearly 300-year history as the home to Rome’s Jewish community. Times changed in the 20th century, but the tiny area still retains its mix of tradition, community, and history. Ancient and medieval architectural design frames apartments, bakeries, shops, and restaurants. Friends and families are the pulse of the neighbourhood, keeping company on the Via del Portico d’Ottavia. The Ghetto observes the traditional Jewish Shabbat: businesses close from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.
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