Virtual Walking Tour: Jewish Rome
Judaism in Rome is woven into the fabric of the eternal city and has been for over two millennia. Join The Museum of Jewish Heritage and Our Travel Circle for a walk back in time following the path of one of Rome’s most ancient populations. Wander the streets where Jews lived, thrived, suffered, and triumphed over persecution.
Tour guide Gracelyn will take us on a journey through the zone of the “newcomers” in Ancient Rome, Trastevere, or Trans Tiberium to the Ancient Romans. We will pass over Rome’s Tiber River via The Tiber Island which plays a role in one of the darker chapters of the Jewish history of the city. Crossing back towards Rome’s left bank stands the Great Temple and the heart of modern Rome’s Jewish community. In the shadow of ruins of the ancient Theater of Marcellus, and Portico d’Ottavia, restaurants teem with tourists and Romans alike, waiting for a taste of Jewish Artichokes and other wonderful dishes. This lively zone is full of Kosher shops, bakeries, wine bars, and galleries. A short walk through the streets and we will find one of the Roman Ghetto’s most famous fountains.
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