Our private Jewish Bologna walking tour is led by a licensed expert tour guide. You will enjoy a pleasant stroll off-the-beaten tracks and will discover all sites relevant to trace the history of the Jewish comunity documented in the city since 1353, when the Jewish banker Gaius Finzi from Rome took up his residence in the district of Porta Procola.
You will stroll the Ghetto with its maze of alleys: Via dei Giudei, Via dell’Inferno, Piazza San Martino, …….. You will visit the Jewish Museum established with the aim of preserving, studying and promoting the rich cultural Jewish heritage. You will see Palazzo Bocchi designed by Jacopo Barozzi which had been the seat of the Hermatena Academy founded by the humanist Achille Bocchi. The tour will also take you to the courtyard of the Medieval Museum where you will see gravestones coming from the first Jewish cemetery of Bologna. You will get to Piazza di Porta Ravegnana and to Piazza Santo Stefano where you will see the Casa Sforno, the reseidence of rabbi Ovadyah Servadio one of the most eminent personalities of the late Middle Ages.
Tour operates: Everyday except Saturday and Jewish festivities
Duration: 2:30 hours
Starting times: 09:00am/10:00am/2:00pm/3:00pm
Pickup: your hotel in central Bologna or Piazza Maggiore by Neptune Fountain
Type: private walking tour
The tour includes:
Expert local guide,
orientation tour of Bologna,
admission fee to the Jewish Museum