1. Rome: Jewish Ghetto Tour
Embark on a walking tour through the former Jewish ghetto of Rome which was established in 1555 on the banks of the Tiber River. Learn about how the ghetto was essentially a prison neighborhood within Rome, surrounded by fences and gates. As you stroll through the streets, and discover how it was considered unacceptable for Jews to live together with Christians, Pope Paul IV Carafa promulgated a series of restrictions on the Jewish community such as would marginalize it for centuries. See how the former ghetto quarter represents the uninterrupted relationship between Jews and the city of Rome. See the Great Synagogue that was inaugurated in 1904, a symbol of the emancipation achieved by Roman Jews after the abolition of the ghetto. If you wish to see the monumental complex of the Great Synagogue from inside, tickets are available for purchase on-site.