If you’ll be in the city for more than a couple of days, visiting the Jewish Ghetto in Rome is a must.
As well the oldest Jewish settlement in all of Europe (dating back to the 2nd century B.
If you already feel overwhelmed by the choice, I can make it simple for you.
There are four terminals, three of which are in the same building; only one, Terminal 5 (which serves passengers coming from the US and Israel), requires a short shuttle bus to get to. It’s small enough that it’s always very easy to find someone after they’ve landed (and to navigate yourself), but large enough that it has some nice shops while you’re waiting for your flight.
And I don’t know about you, but I’m always glad that I don’t have to walk 30 minutes from the gate to the exit.
If you’re flying an airline like Alitalia, American Airlines or British Airways, you’ll be coming into Fiumicino.
Still, compared to international airports like London Heathrow, Fiumicino isn’t huge.
C.) — and, as you might expect, home to a striking synagogue, kosher bakeries and Jewish-Roman trattorias — it isn’t only worth a stop for visitors interested in Jewish history.
That’s because the Jewish Ghetto is also one of the loveliest, most atmospheric areas of Rome. (I’ll be publishing a follow-up post on what to see in the Jewish Ghetto soon).
Seven years ago, when the Colosseum opened its underground to the public, it was a huge deal.
Now, the powers that be seem to be trying to outdo themselves: They’re topping off an extraordinary €25 million restoration with opening the Colosseum’s uppermost level. ) You already could go up to the third level as part of the underground tour (confusing, I know).
Second, it’s not a “ghetto” in the modern sense — though it has its own very sad history of discrimination and poverty.