This large Orthodox synagogue dates from 1904 and includes an excellent Jewish museum.
- Go Historic ID
- Great Synagogue
- Street Address
- Lungotevere Cenci 15
- 41.891950° N, 12.477982° E
Roman Jews Forced into Ghetto
Pope Paul IV forces the Jews of Rome to live in a segregated neighborhood and places various restrictions on their personal freedom. This state of affairs will continue for over three centuries.
Roman Jews Granted Citizenship
Soon after the reunification of Italy, Victor Emmanuel II dismantles the Roman Ghetto and grants the Jews of Rome full citizenship. The community begins making plans to build a synagogue.
Great Synagogue of Rome Constructed
Construction of the Great Synagogue of Rome (Tempio Maggiore) on the banks of the Tiber River, overlooking the former ghetto area.
Deportation of Roman Jews
The Jews of Rome are deported under anti-semitic laws passed in 1938.
- Article Title
- Great Synagogue (Rome, Italy)
- Short URL
- First Published
- October 8, 2013
- Last Updated
- April 11, 2015