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JEWISH ROME

The oldest community in Europe (II century B.C.). The Ghetto was the area where Jewish were confined for almost 3 centuries, decision taken by the pope Paul IV in 1555. The main Synagogue of Rome was rebuilt after the Unification. Crossing Tiberina island we reach the area of Trastevere where the Jewish were established in classical times. One of the most characteristic neighbourhood in the city. Santa Maria in Trastevere is the main square with the most ancient church dedicated to the Virgin (famous for the mosaics). Trastevere is also known for its very good restaurants and trattorias. If you are interested in the history of the Jewish community don't forget that in Ostia Antica the remains of the oldest synagogue built in Europe are still visible!

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