This time in Rome I wanted to visit the old ghetto near Campo dè Fiori & just close to the nice Isola Tiberina .
I had in my memory the deep yellow/orange colour of the Jewish quarter I saw in a beautiful film of some years ago titled : “La finestra di fronte ” by one of my favourite film maker , Ferzan Ozpetek ,( a Turkish artist living in Rome since many years) & my wish was to walk close to these walls.
So I did , strolling in this quarter was so exiciting & wanted to stop in a typical trattoria suggested by Roman friends : “DaGiggetto al Portico di Ottavia ” in this location since 1923.
Love artichokes & these “alla giudia “way were sooo delicious, crispy & tender at the same time!
Had also lamb’s fried brain : so good 😋😋😋& the execellent “puntarelle” as vegetable .
I stayed outside just in front of the old portico di Ottavia ( an archeological site ) but also visited the restaurant inside & it is really beautiful & different : up and down, you can get lost easly if you don’t keep in mind some points to find the way back !
So impressive to find on the floor outside a building some names & dates about people who were took away from their homes by the nazists troups & then killed in nazi camps.
How much sorrow & sadness have seen these walls!
Kosher restaurants & bars all around now & a special different atmophere in this part of Rome , don’t miss it !