A journey through Jewish Italy

Culture, Cuisine and Communities

10 days/9 nights

A journey through Jewish Italy

Culture, Cuisine and Communities

10 days/9 nights

The programme

Arrive in Rome and transfer by private bus to hotel. Afternoon excursion, “The Grandeur of Rome and its Jewish heritage”, with stops at the Pantheon, Campo de Fiori, the market square, and St. Pietro in Vinculo, site of Michelangelo’s “Moses at St. Pietro in Vincoli”. Dinner at leisure. Overnight in Rome.

Breakfast. Transfer by private bus to The Ghetto for a walking tour of the ancient Jewish quarter. You will visit the Great Synagogue, the Jewish Museum of Rome, the galleries and Jewish shops. Lunch in the Ghetto with traditional Jewish specialties. Meet with leaders of Rome’s Jewish community.
Afternoon, visit to the Vatican and a special guided tour: “Vatican, A Jewish Perspective”.
Dinner at leisure. Overnight in Rome.

Breakfast. Transfer by private bus to Ostia Antica, the ancient port of the city. Visit one of the oldest excavated Synagogues in Europe. Lunch and afternoon at leisure. At 6:00 pm, meet with the bus at the hotel and transfer to Monte Mario, where the group will attend a special cooking class on Jewish traditional cuisine. Dinner with the dishes prepared during the lesson.
Overnight in Rome.

Breakfast. Transfer by private bus to Pitigliano, the “Little Jerusalem,” a charming cliffside town with a unique Jewish heritage, restored Synagogue and Museum. Lunch at restaurant and walking tour with guide. Transfer by private bus to Florence. Arrival and check-in at the Hotel in Florence. Dinner at leisure. Overnight in Florence.

Breakfast. Walking tour of Florence, architectural gems of the Renaissance. Visit to Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo’s magnificent sculpture of David. Depart for Tuscan countryside and visit to a Medici Villa for a cooking workshop, followed by wine tasting and lunch. Return to Florence. Dinner at leisure. Overnight in Florence.

Breakfast. Visit the Synagogue and the Jewish Museum of Florence. Meeting with community members.
Lunch at leisure. In the afternoon, guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery, with emphasis on Jewish art and culture. Dinner at renowned Florentine restaurant. Overnight in Florence.

Breakfast. Depart from Florence, en route to Venice stop in Bologna, visit its Jewish museum, lunch in one of Emilia Romagna’s gourmet restaurants. Afternoon arrival in Venice Tronchetto area. Meet a private boat for transfer to the Hotel. Walking tour of San Marco. Dinner at leisure.
Overnight in Venice.

Breakfast. Visit to Guggenheim Gallery and the Jewish Ghetto. Visit the five Synagogues, the Jewish Museum of Venice and the artisans of the Ghetto. Lunch in restaurant in the Ghetto. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner at leisure.
Overnight in Venice.

Breakfast. Transfer by private boat to Lido Island for a visit to the Jewish cemetery. Lunch and afternoon at leisure. Closing dinner.
Overnight in Venice.

Breakfast. Transfer by private boat to the airport. Departure.

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