The Roman Jewish Ghetto Walking Audio Tour

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This is an intimate tour of one of Rome’s most famous landmarks: The Ghetto. The traditional home of Rome’s Jewish community, (Europe’s oldest) the Ghetto was walled-in for nearly 300 years. It’s still the center of Jewish life in Rome, full of history, sights and good food.

The tour guides you through the winding streets of the Ghetto, explaining everything along the way. You’ll see ancient structures like the famous Portico D’Ottavia, and where the Holocaust took place in Rome. You’ll explore the massive Neo-Baroque synagogue and also pop into a family-run bakery for the best kosher cookies in the world. This tour has something for everyone and with Voicemap’s GPS-triggered audio, you can spend a quiet morning wandering around the neighborhood and know the answers to every question you might have.

The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone’s GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

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Duration: 30 minutes
Starts: Roma, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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This is an intimate tour of one of Rome’s most famous landmarks: The Ghetto. The traditional home of Rome’s Jewish community, (Europe’s oldest) the Ghetto was walled-in for nearly 300 years. It’s still the center of Jewish life in Rome, full of history, sights and good food.

The tour guides you through the winding streets of the Ghetto, explaining everything along the way. You’ll see ancient structures like the famous Portico D’Ottavia, and where the Holocaust took place in Rome. You’ll explore the massive Neo-Baroque synagogue and also pop into a family-run bakery for the best kosher cookies in the world. This tour has something for everyone and with Voicemap’s GPS-triggered audio, you can spend a quiet morning wandering around the neighborhood and know the answers to every question you might have.

The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone’s GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

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Pass By: Fontana di Piazza delle Cinque Scole, Piazza Delle Cinque Scole, 00185 Rome Italy

Scola means synagogue, and so Piazza delle Cinque Scole contained the Temple, New, Castilian, Catalan and Sicilian “Scole”. After the emancipation of the Ghetto, the complex was torn down, but the name has remained, the Piazza delle Cinque Scole.

Pass By: Tempio Maggiore di Roma, Lungotevere de Cenci, 00186 Rome Italy

In 1901, the community commissioned two architects, Osvaldo Armanni e Vincenzo Costa, to design and build a new temple. In 1904, the new synagogue was opened, and ever since then, has served as the main place of worship in Rome.

Pass By: Via Portico d’Ottavia, Via del Portico d’Ottavia 29 Sant’Angelo (Ghetto), 00186 Rome Italy

The Portico D’Ottavia was built by Augustus, the first Roman Emperor, to honor his sister Octavia. It consists of a monumental arch and facade, and then an internal portico that originally held two temples.



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