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Address: Lungotevere De' Cenci 15, 00186 Rome, Italy
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The Jewish Museum and synagogue are a wonderful collection of artefacts and a very different place of worship to the myriad of churches in Rome. The community has been here for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rob J
Chichester, United Kingdom
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Jewish Museum and synagogue are a wonderful collection of artefacts and a very different place of worship to the myriad of churches in Rome. The community has been here for over 2000 years and the history is fascinating. Hard to recommend this strongly enough.

1 Thank Rob J
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is a wonderful museum that is housed in a synagogue. We paid for a private tour of the museum and surrounding Jewish ghetto/neighborhood and it was worth every penny. My 10-year old son joined us and had a great experience. I highly recommend this museum.

2 Thank Americantourist261
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 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 

2 Thank Jim H
Cairns Region, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 

3 Thank Sandi S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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!

4 Thank AandDfromUSA
Shumen, Bulgaria
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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.

3 Thank donchevas
Ra'anana, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 

2 Thank IlanaJ53
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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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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