The Verano Cemetery was established during the Napoleonic rule (1808-1814), and has a Jewish section since 1895. The entrance on Via Tiburtina joins the avenue that leads to the burial chapel (tempietto). On 16 October 1952, a stone monument commemorating Roman deportees by architect Angelo Di Castro was placed in front of it. On the back the Memorial to the Jews who died in Libya, by Eddy Levy and Massimiliano Beltrame, unveiled in 1977. Numerous funerary monuments are noteworthy. They illustrate the changing social condition of the local Jews and are a key to the understanding of the prestige attained by various families. A world away from the more modest, austere graves of Jewish tradition, the Jewish cemetery is filled with decorations and figures, some of an allegorical nature, some depicting the deceased themselves. In line with the design of the time, there are eclectic tombstones with historic and oriental touches; sometimes one can make out references to the architecture of the new synagogues, such as in the Campos family chapel, designed by 1909 by Marcello Piacentini with clear references to the Tempio Maggiore.
The place is associated with the years under Nazi occupation, and commemorates the massacre by the SS as retaliation for the Partisan attack in Via Rasella when thirty-two German soldiers were killed. On the evening of March the 24th, 1944, three hundred and thirty-five people were rounded up from the city’s prisons – among them, seventy-five Jews – and taken to Via Ardeatina, where they were slaughtered. The underground passages were then blown up to conceal traces of the massacre and the bodies were retrieved only after the war. In the large area at the centre of the quarry stands the sculpture I Martiri (“The Martyrs”) by Francesco Coccia, made to commemorate the victims, represented by the figures of an artisan, an intellectual and a teenager, bound by the wrists (1950). An opening in the quarry wall leads to the route around the tunnels, and then to the Memorial built in 1949: it is a large tombstone, a vast cement slab held up by six pillars which covers the graves, all identical and in rows. Image attribution: antmoose, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons; Sailko, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
The ruins of the Ostia synagogue, discovered in 1961, are a crucial piece of evidence, telling us as much about the Jewish presence in the region as they do about the most ancient Jewish diaspora organisation. The primitive section dates from the 1st century, when the port built by Emperor Claudius turned the city into a multi-ethnic trading centre. The building had many rooms, and was later renovated and enlarged, particularly in the 3rd and 4th centuries. The sanctuary was accessed through a vestibule with three entrances and an intermediate passageway with tall Corinthian columns. The tevah is thought to have been on the slightly curved wall at the back of the room; on the opposite side you can still see the 4th century apse which made up the Aron, framed by an aedicule originally with trabeated columns. Decorative bas-reliefs with traditional subjects are at the top of the projecting ledges are: the menorah, the shofar, and lulav. Additional rooms in the space near the vestibule date from later transformations, including a kitchen with an oven and sunken compartments for provisions, and a large room with benches along the walls, perhaps used as guest quarters.
See Rome through Jewish Eyes - JewishRoma is the one and only tour company who will show you Rome with love, humor, passion and professionality. Micaela Pavoncello has turned the pride for her heritage into her business since 2003. See Less Visit the oldest Jewish Community outside of Israel, see the Old Ghetto, the Jewish Museum and the magnificient Great Synagogue; enjoy the traditional dishes of the Judaico Romanesco cuisine; learn how Roman Jews are neither Ashkenazy nor Sephardi; discover how Judaism influenced Michelangelo's art in the Sistine chapel; take an adventurous tour of the Jewish catacombs; visit the Arch of Titus with the feeling that the ancient Roman Empire has gone while the Jews of Rome are still here, after 2000 years. Your Roman holiday would not be complete without a visit to the Jewish Ghetto with someone that can take you through with knowledge, anecdotes, legends and humour. I am that person, and I would be glad to share all that with you.
Immerse yourself in the flavors of the ‘Eternal City’ on a half-day tour through Rome’s iconic foods and wine. Visit a series of local restaurants in Campo Marzio and the Jewish Ghetto for tastings that range from fish and meat to pizza, pasta, and desserts served alongside Italian wines. Take in the city’s historic sites as you go, with time to explore classic piazzas, ancient Roman sites, temples, and a synagogue. Finish your tour with inside tips on the best places to eat, drink and explore in Rome. Foodie and sightseeing tour of two Roman neighborhoods Sample local foods and wine Explore the city with an experienced guide Visit historic sites along the way Upgrade to a private tour for a more personalized experience Read more about Jewish Ghetto, Campo Marzio Food, Wine, Sites Tour of Rome 2021 - https://www.viator.com/tours/Rome/Downtown-Rome-Food-and-Wine-Tour/d511-20455P7?mcid=56757
Join in on a foodie stroll like no other through Trastevere – the trendiest neighborhood in Rome. Sink your teeth into scrumptious food delights ranging from gooey suppli to mouthwatering Trapizzini. Handheld and ready for the road ahead, match these tasty treats with the perfect local wines for a winning combination of taste and culture. Traverse Trastevere’s winding cobblestone streets and roam Rome’s old fisherman neighborhood with an empty stomach and a hunger for adventure. Embrace the unconventional atmosphere across the Tiber, where locals and travelers alike join together in a bohemian rhapsody of both food and style.
Fonzie The Burgher's House is a kosher restaurant offering more than 30 types of burgers, from simple ones to spicy ones, from normal ones to extra giant ones, plus ... fries, onion rings, and many other specialties
BellaCarne is not just a kosher restaurant in Rome. It is the place where the thousand souls of the Ghetto meet: kosher cuisine and taste, tradition and innovation, culture and design. A family project, even in the name: BellaCarne is an old saying of the Jewish community, an affectionate vocative directed to the little ones to express tenderness, usually accompanied by the classic pinch on the cheek that we have all received at least once. At the same time, a great entrepreneurial project: excellent products, qualified personnel, exclusive services. At competitive prices. From noon to midnight, the kitchen of the kosher restaurant awaits you: for lunch, with a complete à la carte menu; for an afternoon snack with our rotisserie or grilled cuts of meat, mixed skewers, kebabs (shawarma), hot dogs and burgers with different minced meat; for an Israeli tea to accompany our homemade desserts; for dinner , with all the proposals of the restaurant: classic appetizers, crispy fried or whims of cured meats of our production; soups, Israeli cous cous and fresh pasta, main courses from the kitchen or from the rotisserie. You cannot visit the Jewish quarter and not go to eat at BellaCarne: your restaurant in the Ghetto of Rome!
Modestly appointed restaurant specializing in kosher Roman cuisine, including pasta & seafood.
My name is Laura. I live in Cerveteri, a small town in the countryside, 15 miles away from the north-west of Rome. I work in the tourism field since 1989. I know Rome pretty well and all the public transport from Fiumicino airport or Civitavecchia harbour; I have the licence to assist at the harbour direct inside the cruise terminal. I could escort you to the hotel, providing if necessary, a car for all your transfer or find accommodation. You won’t have anything to do from the day you’ll get in Rome: I’ll take care of You I can give you the following services: assistance, transfer, accommodation, tours, shopping, reservation for the meals.
Ciao! My name is Micaela Pavoncello and I am a proud member of the Jewish Community of Rome. I was born in Rome to a Jewish Roman father (proud to be here since Caesar’s time!) and a Libyan Jewish Sephardic mother. I am married to Angelo and we have three sons, Gabriel, Nathan, and Isaac. I have lived in Rome my entire life, except for one year I lived in Argentina and another year in Israel. I am in love with my city and that’s the reason why I decided to study Art History at Rome’s university. Traveling has given me the opportunity to meet other Jews, share my story with them, and compare my community with their and other communities. Throughout my time as a guide, while meeting people along my journey, I have come to realize how miraculous the existence of the Jewish Community of Rome really is. I founded Jewish Roma Walking Tours in 2003 after completing my studies in Art History and a year of research at the central Archive of Rome where I was looking for documents about my family during the ghetto times. I also had a full time job at MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, where I was responsible for the exhibitions department and I had the opportunity to meet artists, collectors, curators, and visitors from all over the world. Taking people on tours of Rome, meeting travelers, and teaching them about the bimillenary existence of the Jews in this city made me understand that most people see Rome only as a city of Christianity. However… The Jewish Community of Rome’s history of resilience, culinary traditions, different minhag (musical-liturgical traditions), Jewish-Roman dialect, and continuous presence in the same place, make us the most ancient citizens of Rome and unique contributors to the fabric of the Eternal City. We have been witnesses of the grandeur of the Roman Empire, and to its fall, the beginning of Christianity, the Barbarians, the Inquisition, The Popes, the ghettos, and the final Emancipation. We went through World War Two and the Shoah and still we thrive today.
Family is a central value for Jews and Italians alike—doubly so for Italian Jews! So let me tell you who I am by telling you a little bit about my family. My ancestors came to Rome from Spain, over five hundred years ago. My grandmother ran a licensed souvenir stand in the Vatican (a traditionally Jewish profession!), which she passed on to my father, and my father to me. You could say that tourism and the city of Rome are in my DNA! A few years ago, I decided to take this family tradition to another level. Driven by my passion for the city of Rome, its landmarks, art and history, I decided to become a tour guide. I studied hard, taking courses in art history and archaeology, passed the gruelling regional exams—obtaining certification as a licensed tour guide—and immediately began working with some of the largest tour operators in Rome. Now, as an independent guide, I am able to offer my intimate knowledge of the city and its Jewish history (including Talmudic and Midrashic sources) in particular, directly to you. As a professionally trained tour guide and a graduate of the Rome Yeshiva who has deep roots in this city and its ancient Jewish community, I will show you Rome from a truly unique perspective. And now for the rest of the mishpacha—or famiglia, as we say in Rome: I am married to a fellow Roman Jew, of Ashkenazi heritage (a “mixed” marriage ☺☺), and have two wonderful children, of whom I am immensely proud.
The Ostia Antica Synagogue The Synagogue, the oldest in Europe, at Ostia Antica was initially built in the first or second century (CE), when Ostia became the port on the Mediterranean for Rome, at the mouth of the Tiber River. In a short period of time, this was the seat of commercial activities, notable by the presence of people of diverse religious beliefs and attracted numerous Jews. Grain was one of its most important imports. The city grew and changed, as did the synagogue. Its final reconstruction dates to the fifth century (CE), during a period when the port of Ostia was still busy. The Synagogue covers a large area, including an entrance, its façade, and many other rooms. In its earliest form, the synagogue featured a main hall with benches along three walls; a monumental gateway featuring tall Corinthian columns; a dining room with couches along three walls, and a basin near the entryway for ritual washings. Importantly, as it should be, benches around the apse faced Jerusalem, not Rome. The most notable Jewish feature among the ruins are columns—technically—and architrave, with an incised menorah, a shofar, and the lulav and etrog (used for the holiday of Sukkot). The Virtual Walking Tour of Ostia Antica The Virtual Walking Tour of Ostia Antica with Andrea Stoler will highlight the synagogue, but there are also amazing ruins of Ostia Antica to be seen (as good as Pompeii some people have commented). One can view the remains of a flour mill: places to store the wheat, the millstones for grinding it, and a large oven for baking bread. Related and fascinating, at the synagogue bread or matzoh were made, as ruins of an oven and marble table are present. She will point out how the architectural elegance of this particular sacred structure, a little synagogue, seems out-of-place within the empty landscape and overgrown weeds. But the history is very provocative, originally being near water and on the outside of the city walls. Looks and location can be deceiving, as recently it has been postulated to be a relatively populated area with villas during the final reconstruction phase. [caption id="attachment_34077" align="alignnone" width="540"] Andrea Stoler[/caption] Take a journey through time, visit ruins of a relatively intact ancient Roman city and hear stories about the oldest synagogue in Europe which has features similar to synagogues today. Her virtual tour will include images of important aspects of the Ostia Antica Port and an explanation of the entire complex, including fascinating lesser-known archaeological finds that will soon be published. About the Writer, Brenda Lee Bohen Brenda is a Latina and a proud Veteran of the United States Army Reserves. She holds dual citizenship in both the United States and Italy. She is a trained historic preservationist who tirelessly advocates the scholarship and history of the Jews of Rome. She has her certification in Jewish leadership and continues advanced studies at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. Brenda is also a licensed and accredited tour guide at the Jewish Museum of Rome and the Vatican Museums. Read more blogs from Brenda: Tour of Jewish Catacombs in Rome, 3 Literary Treasures of The Jewish Museum of Rome Sources: https://museoebraico.roma.it/en/ Treasures Of The Jewish Museum Of Rome: Guide To The Museum And Its Collections, by Daniela Di Castro. Araldo De Luca Editore, Rome 2010; reprinted 2016
Tour of Jewish Catacombs in Rome with Micaela Pavoncello Pavoncello is a member of the Jewish Community of Rome and she shares specific insights, with majestic detail, about her ancestors - the Roman Jews. Pavoncello and her team of educators from the community, all Roman Jews, are on an educational mission to ensure that tourists from all backgrounds be exposed to Rome's Jewish history by teaching and sharing their authentic Roman Jewish religion, culture, and traditions. The Catacombs of Rome The importance of the ancient Jewish community of Imperial Rome is attested by numerous symbols, such as the menorah, the shofar, oil lamps, amphorae, and the Four Species, most of which come from the Jewish catacombs. The Catacombs are deep, subterranean tunnels (underground cemeteries) with long corridors, burial niches, and cubicles. The Jewish catacombs were never venues of liturgical celebration-- according to Jewish belief, contact with the dead renders one impure. Jewish law and tradition command that Jews be buried in the ground. Burial niches were also dug in the catacombs. The name catacomb originates from the late Latin catacumba (etymology is uncertain), indicated, at first. a particular cave, hence, for instance, there were the Catacumbas, on the Appian Way outside the city center of Rome. In Rome, there is evidence of six catacombs, but only two, the Villa Torlonia on Via Nomentana and Vigna Randanini near the Via Antica, are accessible today. The Stone Epitaphs Pavoncello provides full-day excursions involving accurate explanations of how the Jews of Rome bury their dead, from antiquity to present times. Her explanations include an overview of the valuable documentation of stone epitaphs. These include cast copies and some originals found today in the Jewish Museum of Rome, the Vatican Museums, the Capitoline Museums, the Roman National Museum, and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. The funerary stone epigraphical inscriptions identify those buried. They enable us to know the different names of the Roman Jews from the time of the Roman Empire, as well as the names of the various congregations to which they belonged. The inscriptions likewise include the administrative positions and the organizational structure of the Roman Jewish community. Some of the oldest epigraphical documentation which Pavoncello explains date back to the 2nd and 3rd centuries of the Common Era and are inscribed in ancient Greek. There is one particular inscription within the Jewish Museum’s collection which is in Aramaic and Greek, It belongs to a Jewess named Isadora and entails important information about the Jewish women in ancient Rome. In fact, there are several epitaphs dedicated to women in ancient Rome, proving how women held leadership roles and were cherished and respected by their husbands, sons, and the community. Pavoncello’s tours provide a direct relationship to the Roman Jewish past and still thriving community, and more interestingly, the symbolism used by ancient Roman Jews are symbols Jews will recognize and consider important even today. “The Jewish catacombs are a source of pride for our Jewish community, which is often referred to as one of the most ancient of the Diaspora since they attest to our presence in Rome since far-off times,” says the Chief Rabbi of Rome Riccardo Di Segni. “The catacombs belong to a very specific period in the history of Judaism, when the verse ‘For dust you are, and to dust, you shall return (Bereshit 3, 19) was fulfilled not by burying the dead in the ground, but in the loculi excavated in the stone,” Di Segni added, explaining what it is possible to learn about the Jewish life of that times. About the Writer, Brenda Lee Bohen Brenda is a Latina and a proud Veteran of the United States Army Reserves. She holds dual citizenship in both the United States and Italy. She is a trained historic preservationist who tirelessly advocates the scholarship and history of the Jews of Rome. She has her certification in Jewish leadership and continues advanced studies at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. Brenda is also a licensed and accredited tour guide at the Jewish Museum of Rome and the Vatican Museums. Read more blogs from Brenda: Jewish Rome, 3 Literary Treasures of The Jewish Museum of Rome Sources: Treasures of The Jewish Museum of Rome: Guide to The Museum and Its Collections by Daniela Di Castro. Arnaldo De Luca Editore, Rome 2010; reprinted 2016. Ancient Symbols for A New History, 38-40 Jewish Museum of Rome https://museoebraico.roma.it/en/ Jewish Roma http://www.jewishroma.com https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-rome-spectacular-ancient-jewish-catacombs-opening-haunted-by-delays/ https://www.timesofisrael.com/inside-the-catacombs-buried-history-ties-jews-to-ancient-rome/
The Jewish community has lived in Rome for 2,200 years without interruption, which makes it one of the oldest communities present outside the land of Israel. Yet I found that, though the numerous tour guides explaining the ghetto have great interest in the Jewish community, their knowledge about it seems limited, especially about practical details. The purpose of my blog is to educate travel professionals, educational and religious institutions from around the globe to learn and expand their knowledge of the people, neighborhood, synagogues, institutions, and cultural events that shape today’s thriving Jewish community of Rome. Jewish Roma Walking Tours Micaela is an Italian Roman Jewish woman. Her ancestors came to the Eternal City at the time of the Maccabim before the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem (70 CE). Interestingly, the Roman Jewish community is one of the oldest in the world, dating back to when Judah the Maccabee sent embassies to Rome due to the conflict with the Greeks. This is considered the earliest record of contact between the Jews and the Roman Republic. [caption id="attachment_32370" align="alignnone" width="1125"] Pavoncello has been captivating international audiences from all backgrounds for twenty years about the history of her people—The Jews of Rome.[/caption] Jewish Roma Walking Tours are given by Pavoncello and her colleagues from the community. The three-hour excursion, which explains the history of the Roman Jews from antiquity to the present day includes a visit to the museum rooms, the Spanish Synagogue, the Tempio Maggiore (Great Synagogue), and a walk around the former Ghetto Quarter. During their visit participants will learn about the ancient epigraphical collection, the unique Torah textiles and fabrics, view the collection of liturgy instruments/artefacts, the current exhibition 1848-1871: The Jews of Rome between Segregation to Emancipation, the Shoah and what it was like from Roman Jews, the Libyan community present in Rome, and the history of the Cinque Scole. Jewish Roma The Diaspora started after the Roman conquest, particularly during the Bar Kokhba Revolt in 135 CE, and the Jews were dispersed throughout Spain and along with the Mediterranean, (Sephardic Jews) in Central and Northern Europe (Ashkenazi Jews) and in Italy, where Jewish settlements already existed. According to tradition, prayers originated in two different locations, the land of Israel and Babylon. Both traditions are based on a common formula, the Seder Rav Amram, composed in Babylon during the 9th BCE with continuous migrations. the communities scattered throughout the world set down their own autonomous minhag with variations on the main text, additional minhag, and original forms of recitation. Judaism is both a culture and a religion. It is a way of living and examining life in accordance with the Hebrew Scriptures and rabbinic traditions. The Roman Italian (liturgy) minhag bnei Roma (“from the children of Rome”). Its origins are the closest to the Land of Israel, diverse prayer from other branches of Judaism, and it is recited today in Tempio Maggiore – The Great Synagogue. Ghetto From 1555 to 1870, a walled ghetto was instituted in an area near the banks of the Tiber River, which overflowed regularly. It was a walled quarter separating the city’s Jews from the Christian population, its gates opening at dawn and closing at dusk. The Jews were forced to sell their land and property. Jews were required to wear a yellow badge so that they can be recognized as they were forbidden to fraternize with Christians. Jewish physicians were prohibited from treating Christian patients, Jewish merchants were only limited to selling used objects, and the activity of money lenders was regulated to favor the development of Christian-owned banks. The old ghetto was in the form of a rectangular trapezoid and contained two main streets running parallel to the Tiber River, it had several small streets and alleys, three piazzas, and four piazette that together occupied about one-third of the seven-acre enclosure. The houses were cramped close together and extraordinary measures had to take place in which families had to build floors on top of other floors. Living conditions for Rome’s Jews remained terribly harsh and cruel until the Ghetto was finally demolished in 1870. Cinque Scole The Jews forced into the Ghetto were from very different places and cultures. There were local Roman Jews decedents from before and after the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem together with those who were forced into Rome from large numbers of towns in the Lazio region. There were also large numbers of Jews from Sicily, Spain, and Portugal after the expulsion order in 1492, the Inquisition. All of these Jewish groups had different liturgies, languages, customs, and rituals, so that the beginning of the sixteenth century, there were nine to ten different Scole: Tempio, Nova, Quattro Capi, di Porta and/or Portaleone, Catalan-Aragonese, Castilian, French, German and Sicilian. The Pope mandated the use of only one building for worship and this led to the development of placing Cinque Scole (five synagogues joined by stairways and corridors) under one roof. Shoah (Shoà) When discussing the experience of Roman Jewry during Nazi Occupation, it is important to learn about Jewish life in Rome from a member of the community. On July 14, 1938, under the auspices of the Ministry of Popular Culture, there were scientists who produced a document called Il fascimo e I problemi della razza – Manifesto of Race. The manifesto document was edited by Benito Mussolini himself, was inconsistent by a scientific viewpoint, and was drafted for propaganda purposes, to demonstrate that the Jewish problem was founded in biology, and was no longer only religious, psychological, or philosophical. The Italian Jewish population was forced to declare itself the “Jewish race”: a real and true census. All those who had at least one Jewish parent had to incriminate themselves. This was not just an isolated historical event, but something much bigger and more complex. It placed all people of the Jewish faith, considered as belonging to a different race, inferior and dangerous. Pavoncello narrates on her tours the darkest and most painful day of Roman Judaism –October 16, 1943. She tells personal family stories about anti-Semitism and when the Nazis deported her great-grandmother. In addition, she also shares with participants a great day of emotion for the entire Pavoncello family, when the great-grandchildren of Nonna Emma Di Porto Pavoncello all gathered in the Garbatella district in Rome for the laying of the Stolperstein stumbling block in her memory. Never Forget! Authors note: Explanations inside the museum and synagogue complexes are only allowed from a member and/or an authorized educator from the Jewish community of Rome. About the Writer, Brenda Lee Bohen Brenda is a Latina and a proud Veteran of the United States Army Reserves. She holds dual citizenship in both the United States and Italy. She is a trained historic preservationist who tirelessly advocates the scholarship and history of the Jews of Rome. She has her certification in Jewish leadership and continues advanced studies at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. Brenda is also a licensed and accredited tour guide at the Jewish Museum of Rome and the Vatican Museums. Read more blogs from Brenda: Jewish Rome, 3 Literary Treasures of The Jewish Museum of Rome Sources: Jewish Roma http://www.jewishroma.com Jewish Museum of Rome https://museoebraico.roma.it/en/ The Italians of the Jewish Race: The anti-Semitic Laws of 1938 and the Jews of Rome (Palombi Editore, 2018) Treasures Of The Jewish Museum Of Rome: Guide To The Museum And Its Collections by Daniela Di Castro. Arnaldo De Luca Editore, Rome 2010; reprinted 2016
Set in a historical renaissance building in the Jewish ghetto at the Pantheon distcrict, NEMAN Maison provides exclusive and elegant suites with free WiFi throughout and scenic city view overlooking Teatro Marcello (aka the small colosseum). We welcome our guests to experience the essence & beauty of Rome, creating unforgettable moments. Neman Hotel respect the Jewish neighbourhood in which it is located and offers its Kosher guests complementary services, corresponding to the Great Synagogue’s functions located only 1 minute walk away. The Neman Hotel is also great for religous Jews who can choose from a variety of kosher breakfast meals, and receive a hot plate and Shabbat key upon request
Among the 5 star luxury hotels in Rome, Grand Hotel de la Minerve, is housed in a magnificent mansion dating from the 1600’s. Set in the historical city centre, the hotel overlooks the Pantheon and is just minutes from Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Completely renovated to better meet the needs of its modern, sophisticated clientele, the hotel has retained its noble, elegant lines and the atmosphere of a comfortable, welcoming aristocratic “home”. During the whole year guests may dine in the spectacular “Roof Garden”, from which the Grand Hotel de la Minerve offers an incomparable view. Here a delicious dinner is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the day's last light and to delight in one of the spectacular sunsets that only the Roof Garden can offer. The restaurant serves Italian and international cuisine. The 5 star luxury hotel in Rome, recently upgraded to better satisfy the needs of its demanding clientele, offers 132 Rooms including Classic, Superior, Deluxe, Grand Deluxe, Junior Suites and Suites.
Among the 4-star hotels in the center of Rome, Hotel Ponte Sisto is the choice for those who want to experience an unforgettable and romantic vacation in the heart of the Eternal City. Downtown Rome is home to the elegantly comfortable 4-star Hotel Ponte Sisto business hotel just off Trastevere, convenient to Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and the ancient Via Giulia, one of the most captivating sites in the city. The Old Town’s narrow cobbled streets will lead you on your conquest of the Roman territory: shopping enthusiasts will appreciate the luxury boutiques and bargain shops of the close by Via Giulia, while culture lovers will be stunned by countless churches and monuments, ranging from Roman Empire to 19th century baroque buildings, you will encounter almost around every corner in the city center. The Tiber River, which can be admired from the hotel’s roof terrace, as well as from some of the rooms and suites, is just around the corner and by crossing the pedestrian Ponte Sisto Bridge, visitors will find themselves in the traditional Trastevere district with its wide range of bars and dining venues: an excellent choice for an aperitivo enjoying the classic charm of the area, or even to spend a night out in Rome.