After four days in Rome, and with just one day left before I headed north for Florence, I was starting to feel like I needed to escape the crowds and main tourist sights. I spent a peaceful morning wandering the beautiful gardens of Villa Borghese and, after a recommendation from a follower on Instagram, I headed for the Jewish Ghetto of Rome in the afternoon.
This is one of the most beautiful and authentic neighbourhoods you can visit in Rome, and even though it’s becoming more popular with tourists, it’s still a relatively untouched area. Alongside the Jewish Ghetto of Rome’s main sights, including the Great Synagogue of Rome, the Portico d’Ottavia and Teatro Marcello (known as Rome’s “small Colosseum”), the neighbourhood also offers some of the best places to eat in the city, with kosher Italian cuisine restaurants and Jewish bakeries serving up delicious treats. It’s also a great area for street photography, with pastel buildings, hidden squares and the picturesque Tiberine Island nearby.
Jewish Ghetto of Rome