Museo Ebraico di Roma

Museum in Centro Storico

The historical, cultural and artistic heritage of Rome’s Jewish community is chronicled in this small but engrossing museum. Housed in the city's early-20th-century synagogue, Europe’s second largest, it displays parchments, precious fabrics, marble carvings, and a collection of 17th- and 18th-century silverware. Documents and photos attest to life in the Ghetto and the hardships suffered by the city's Jewish people during WWII. Admission also includes a guided tour of the main synagogue, whose distinctive square dome towers over the neighbourhood.

To learn more about the Jewish Ghetto, the museum runs two daily tours of the neighbourhood, one in English and one in Italian (adult/reduced €8/5; about 45 minutes), bookable at the ticket office.