The ghetto was projected to lock up and control the Jews minority in 1555 by Pope Paul IV on 14th of July
The papal bull imposed economic and freedom restrictions to the jews . This oppression continued for 315 years until its abolition in 1870 (reunification of Italy).
At present, the Ghetto has become an attractive area full of shops , bakeries and kosher restaurants, bakeries and shops.
Kosher “philosophy” is the basis of Jewish cuisine. Kosher is a set of rules, of religious nature and origins, on which is based the nutrition of Jews.
Absoloutely not to miss, the artichokes cooked Jewish style (only in March).
Major tourist attractions in the ghetto are: Portico di Ottavia, Ponte Fabricio (originally called Jews’ Bridge), Jewish Museum of Rome, the Synagogue of Emancipation and Santa Maria della Pietà.
Largo 16 Ottobre 1943 is a square in remembrance to the suffering of the ghetto’s residents during the second world war and the nazi-fascist years.
The fascinating ghetto is located on the east of river Tiber, facing the Vatican. It is, easily accessible by buses and trams.
When staying at Yes Hotel you can reach the Ghetto by bus n. 492 or bus n. 70 and stop at Torre Argentina
From there just walk a few minutes, you will enjoy !