Lecce: Jewish History Walking Tour

Lecce: Jewish History Walking Tour

From $40.14 per person

Take a guided walking tour through Lecce to learn about its Jewish past. Wander through the various charismatic streets, before finishing in the underground area of the Jewish Museum with a glass of kosher wine.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 1.5 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a trip back in time
  • Discover the main phases of Jewish history in Lecce
  • Learn more about the Jewish community in Salento
  • Visit the underground Jewish Museum of Lecce
  • Drink a glass of kosher Salento wine in the Jewish Museum
Full description
Baroque Lecce is extremely well known, but the 17th century is just a recent part of a long history for this city. Lecce has been influenced by many ancient and important cultures, including Messapians, Greeks, Byzantines, Normans, French Angevins, and Spanish Aragonese. Begin your journey through the streets and alleys of medieval Lecce, focusing on its Jewish community. Visit Via della Sinagoga, the old path which used to lead to one of the most beautiful synagogues in South Italy. Following that, discover Vico della Saponea alley and walk through Via Abramo Balmes, a street dedicated to one the most important Jewish figures in Lecce. Take a trip back in time by visiting the evocative underground area of the Jewish Museum. The area is situated on the remains of the Synagougue, and includes a mikveh and mezuzah. Learn more about the Jewish community, including why the Jews were forced to leave Lecce. Finally, conclude your tour by enjoying a selection of local and kosher wines.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Guided visit around sites such as the Jewish Museum of Lecce and the Jewish neighborhood
  • Entrance to the Jewish Museum
  • Local kosher wine tasting
  • Map of Lecce and Salento
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

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Please arrive to Infotab, Lecce Walking Tours, 10 minutes before your activity starts.

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  •  This tour will take place rain or shine
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Product ID: 364790