The Jewish ghetto, Rome

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The Jewish ghetto, Rome, Italy

In 1555, Pope Paul IV decided the construction of the Jewish ghetto as the confined residence for all Jewish people living in Rome. Later on, after the creation of the Lungotevere, most of the Jewish district disappeared. Nevertheless, nowadays in the area right next to the Synagogue and the Portico di Ottavia, one can still savour its original atmosphere.

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