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Ran across this on the way to Trastevere via the old Jewish Ghetto. The twin buildings were palaces with a middle courtyard. The architecture is impressive and the statuary and decoration very very interesting.
What is striking about the palazzo are the building facades that surround the two internal courtyards. The walls and the loggia of the library are adorned with fragments from various periods of Roman antiquity. I visited the site as part of a history class while...More
Date of experience: September 2015
1 Thank stephaniecheung61
The mini-neigbourhood Ghetto holds tight to its reputation as a stand-alone area thanks to its nearly 300-year history as the home to Rome’s Jewish community. Times changed in the 20th century, but the tiny area still retains its mix of tradition, community, and history. Ancient and medieval architectural design frames apartments, bakeries, shops, and restaurants. Friends and families are the
pulse of the neighbourhood, keeping company on the Via del Portico d’Ottavia. The Ghetto observes the traditional Jewish Shabbat: businesses close from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.