The famed Jewish Synagogue, built in memory of, and on the very spot where, the original population of Rome's Jewish ghetto was taken away in trucks by the Nazi's in WWII. It's under constant guard by heavily-armed police, as terrorism and anti-semitism are still daily threats.
A typical neighborhood street in the fascinating Jewish Ghetto.
Ah, the mail system in Rome, and what a system it is. This mail-deposit box in the ghetto is typical of those you see around the city; all are covered with graffiti, and it is here you must deposit your mail. The post office does not pick up mail, they only deliver it, and it's up to you to put it in the box.
This photo was taken directly behind the ghetto, looking up the hill at the monuments and statues of Piazza Venezia, and as you can see, the scenery in this city is quite inspiring.
On a gorgeous afternoon in Rome we walked through the Jewish Ghetto, a once walled area of Rome where Pope Paul IV forced the Jews to reside, beginning in the 16th century.
The narrow, winding streets are lined with very old buildings; most having some sort of wooden entrance door - and some are sadly covered with graffiti.
Have you ever seen such a rustic door? I wonder what's behind it?
Chris keeps her jewelry and shoes behind this one!
The walled ghetto was anchored on all four corners by a Catholic church, as the Catholics of the day tried to spread their message to the Jewish population. This is one of the churches, and it's also guarded.