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Jewish Ghetto in Rome

Jewish Ghetto in Rome

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 !

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vinoforum: Event for food and wine

1.6 – 6.6.2012 Vinoforum

Where: Flaminio (Metro A) Lungotevere Maresciallo Diaz

Price: Sunday – Thursday 16€ Open from 19.00-24.00 VINOFORUM-137

This is an event that promotes food and wine culture – including business, education and entertainment. Vinòforum 2012 is held, as usual, Tiber Marshal Diaz, in an exhibition space of 10,000 sqm en plein air, where they will present over 2500 labels in tasting the best Italian and international wine producers, culinary excellence, chefs and wineries. This ninth edition, after the success of every year in 2011 there were over 43 000 visitors puts even more emphasis on its protagonist: the wine.

In the exhibition the event will be hosted even a whole line of furniture and objects related to the consumption of wine from corkscrews to bottle, to a range of essential accessories to fully enjoy the precious night. L initiative is a collaboration between Vinòforum and vanishing point, a group of young designers who work with wood and handcrafted according to tradition.

The Capitoline Councillor for Productive Activities, Davide Bordoni said: Rome is proud to host the 2012 edition of Vinòforum, an event that confirms its ability to promote the culture and food and wine lovers and professionals involved in events level. This year I particularly appreciate the choice of the organizers to honor the Capital giving ample room for a Roman restaurant project from chef Cellars. Some of the best chefs will cook and great hostelries live and present their dishes paired with wines from the most important wineries. I think it’s a good idea to highlight two areas that give a lot to our city and our country: the catering, which in Rome is an important part of economic activities and the Capitoline wine that continues to garner awards and giving us so many important satisfactions .

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