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Via Portico d'Ottavia, Rome

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  • Via del Portico d'ottavia is the main street of the Jewish Ghetto in Rome that is the oldest in the world after that of Venice, hence the name "ghetto" (in Venetian gheto means foundry, which was located in contrada early Venetian Jews). In 1555 Pope Paul IV ordered the establishment of the ghetto, called "menagerie of Jews", causing it to rise in the rione Sant'Angelo near the theatre of Marcellus. This area was chosen because the Jewish community, which in classical antiquity lived in Aventine area and, especially, in Trastevere, there dwelt mainly now and formed the majority of the population. Today the neighborhood is one of the most truthful and picturesque between the districts of Rome. I go often, I cheer up the atmosphere from the village we breathe, where everyone knows each other and interact nicely with tourists providing a folk but sincere Roman image. I like to get on the main road from piazza Campitelli along narrow lanes striking poking up right to the Portico d'ottavia, between the Church of Sant'Angelo in Pescheria and the restaurant Giggetto 2; This glimpse, from which you can see at some point the theatre of Marcellus and the Temple of Apollo Sosianus, seems a crib; seeing is believing. It's all a flourish of clubs of various kinds: swarms restaurants and taverns with kosher, (da Ba Ghetto, Gandhi, by Nonna Betta, the Taverna del Ghetto) but there are also a viennese pastry (sweet Rome), a Japanese sushi restaurant and a local cheese tasting. In the street is also a household shop Limentani famous for wedding lists whose exposure is done in an environment with times and frescoed walls, a hair salon, an ice cream shop, a butcher, the famous pastry shop and Bottle kosher cookies (the world of Laura), a bakery with a terrific white pizza, homemade shop , several bars and a pizzeria. There are also Jewish in the fast-food along via Arenula. In short, a village of Jewish traditions very agreeable to all and enjoy in its authenticity.
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  • Accidentally turned out to be next to this place, where was the ghetto. It is a part of Roman history without the crowds. Of course, it is much smaller than the Forum. But there are no queues at the cash desk, because it is free and the little people. A lot of information stands, where you can read the story of the portico (in English)
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  • The street takes its name from the Portico of Octavia (monumental complex of ancient Rome, built in the area of the circus Flaminius). The monumental complex replaced the porch of Metellus, and consisted of a porch surrounding the temples of Jupiter Stator and Juno Regina. The remains currently visible belong to a radical reconstruction of the era of Septimius Severus.
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