Italian Jewish Heritage – Rome is the home of a 22 centuries’old Jewish community, and still retains a lively community and an intense religious and cultural life. Rome would not be the same without its Jews, and the influence of Judaism is present even on the walls of the Sistine Chapel!
Venice invented the word ‘ghetto’ and, during the Renaissance was, the international center of Hebrew printing . The ancient Jewish quarter and its five synagogues are still there to witness the important role of Venetian Jews. Walk aroun the city with us to understand the role developed by the Jews in the city’s life.
Florence, where the Jews florished under the Medici family, has one of the most attractive synagogues in the world. See MIchelangelo’s ‘David’ from a different key of interpretation.
Ferrara is today home of the ‘Museum of Italian Judaism & the Shoah’. Find out with us how important was the Jewish presence in Italy through the centuries and why there never left. The museum often hosts major exhibitions and will be furtherly enlarged.
If cuisine is important for you, join one of our kosher cooking classes!
VENICE & THE JEWS
FERRARA & ITALIAN JUDAISM
JEWISH HERITAGE IN FLORENCE