Sant'Angelo

Also called Quartiere Ebraico, Rome's Jewish Quarter proudly offers delicious kosher cuisine in a tight-knit community.

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.

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On the Map

Sant'Angelo is within Roma Centro and bordered by Sant'Eustachio, Parione, Pigna, Regola, Trevi, Campitelli, Trastevere, and Ripa

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Difficult

Leonardo da Vinci Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
Termini Station: 8 minutes by public transit
The Colosseum: 6 minutes by public transit
The Vatican: 12 minutes by public transit

The Roots of Rome's Jewish Heritage

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Sant'Angelo carries the distinction of being home to Rome's steadfast and staid Jewish community.

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Wandering through the neighborhood's storied streets lets you wander through decades of Sant'Angelo's history.

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The neighborhood's architecture, some classical, some crumbling, traces the rise, decline, and rise of this culturally rich enclave.

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Sant'Angelo's faded facades, draped clotheslines, and sidewalk vendors lend the neighborhood its small town feel.

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Everywhere there is evidence of its Jewish roots.

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Sant'Angelo embraces and celebrates its heritage.

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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

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Italy is known for long conversations and extended meals. In Sant'Angelo, dining is an experience designed for ultimate living.

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Romans know that the best moments occur around the table.

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City-slickers from all over journey to Sant'Angelo to sample its kosher delights and local flavors.

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A familial feeling pervades its cafes and trattorias.

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During dinner, the streets of Sant'Angelo become everyone's private dining room.

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Sant'Angelo residents practice what every Italian seems to know.

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Spending time at the table is time well spent.

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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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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

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.

Thomas Toti

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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.

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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.

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