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The Tiber Island and the Jewish Ghetto of Rome
The visit starts in the hearth of Rome, the Tiber Island, connected to the mainland by two bridges: The Bridge Cestius and the Fabricio Bridge. Legend says that island was formed by the sheaves of grain reaped in Campo Marzio and overturned into the Tiber, which together with the mud and debirs brought by the current, gave rise to this formation. It is located in a picturesque location in the middle of the river and looks like a ship, to the point that the ancients placed there, works that remembered the bow, stern and mast. Close to the river tiber, near the tiber Island, is the Jewish Ghetto of Rome, almost the oldest and most picturesque in Europe, established by Pope Paul IV in 1555 "Cum nimis absurdum". Impressive place of memory, among its lanes is still possible to find Roman remains as the Portico of Octavia, built in the first century b.C. by Emperor Augustus, among the ruins of which was the first fish market until the end of the nineteenth century and later arose the Church of Sant'angelo in Peschiera, or the Marcello Thatre, among whose arches blacksmiths and tinkers had set up the own workshops.
In the Ghetto we also find medieval and renaissance remains with testimonies of several buildings that reach up the present day, such as the Synagogue, an architectural building in Liberty Style, considered the largest in Europe.
Walking through the streets you can admire the fountains of great artistic design as the Fountain of Tears in the Piazza delle Cinque Scole, which in its name recalls the ancient presence of five synagogues, or as the Turtle Fountain, located in Piazza Mattei, a jewel of the late 1500s, marble and bronze, characterized by four turtles, perhaps made by Bernini and dating back to 1658.
An exciting and evocative journey to the places of Jewish Rome....before our eyes 2000 years of history and a charm that remains unchanged.