Sant’Angelo’s ancient history is overshadowed by its more recent, difficult identity as Rome’s Renaissance-era Ghetto where the city’s Jewish population was forced to live behind walled gates. This imposed isolation created a tightly knit, highly supportive community that still cooks meals together, celebrates high holidays with festivals, and retains a village feel. Now without its walls, others are invited to experience Sant'Angelo's rich roots, too.See 49 places to stay Save this neighborhood
The Roots of Rome's Jewish Heritage
One of the most trendy and lively areas of Rome due to the myriad of restaurants, enoteche, bars, open air cafes, and artisans..."
Dining as a Central Component to Living
The roads around the Portico d'Ottavia keep the atmosphere of a village, and host several small shops and many trattorie, which, with their fried artichokes ("Artichokes alla Giudia") and filet of stockfish, continue the tradition of the Jewish-Roman cooking."
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Thomas Toti is a photographer and director of photography. He has been burning film since he was 15 years old. A fascination for different cultures has led him to travel and this passion manifests itself in his work, where he applies a fresh approach to every shoot. He is intrigued by Rome and loved shooting for Airbnb as it allowed him to pay homage to both the city and its tourists.
Marco Giarracca lives in Rome and works around the world. After four years studying music he took up photography in 2001. His work mainly focuses on interiors, architecture, food, still-life, and portraits. When he’s not working he loves good food, hiking, climbing, traveling, and meeting new people. He was delighted to photograph his beautiful home city for Airbnb.
Pauline Boldt is a freelance photographer and creative director who works globally. She takes pictures of where she is and what is around her. While spending two weeks in Rome photographing for Airbnb, she loved getting to know the historic city intimately. Pauline's current work can be found on her internationally featured blog, 26mertonroad.com.