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Via De' Giudei

Via De' Giudei - 40126 Bologna (BO)

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Date of last update: 09/05/2016, 17:32

The ghetto is an ideal place for a relaxing stroll through its peaceful and hidden alleys, starting from via de' Giudei, which was the entrance for people coming from piazza di Porta Ravegnana.

The wide square overlooked by the two impressive towers and by San Bartolomeo church, which forced the Jews to listen to the Sunday Mass, is soon replaced by via dell'Inferno with its narrow spaces.

Merchants, bankers and fabric sellers used to meet around these bustling streets in order to practise the only professions they were allowed to. The name "via de' Giudei" comes from the fact that Jewish families lived here even before the ghetto was created. In the 30s the racial laws and antisemitism turned via de' Giudei into the unlikely name of via delle Due Torri.

by bus: lines and hours on the website www.tper.it
by car: located in restricted traffic zone ZTL. Ring road exits n. 11/11bis-12 direction city center.