We’ll also help you discover lesser-known sites such as Ancona, whose Monte-Cardeto Jewish cemetery is one of the largest in Europe, or Ostia, where the remains of a synagogue was found when the ground was broken to make a highway! Plus, you can visit the special Jewish monuments and sites of Verona, Mantua, Siena—all the way down to Sicily (where Jews were once brought as slaves after the fall of Jerusalem), with their host of synagogues, Jewish quarters, artifacts and museums!
And, of course, there is Italy’s rich Jewish culinary tradition to explore. When confined to the ghetto, Rome’s Jewish community had to make do with what little they had and they came up with some culinary treats that are now a part of Italy’s cuisine. In our Jewish Tastes Tour of Rome, you can sample the great tradition of Roman Jewish food—including suppli, one of Rome’s favorite street foods (rice balls), fried squash blossoms stuffed with mozzarella and anchovies, or fried baccala (salt cod). Or learn how to prepare Italian-kosher dishes in a special cooking class, dine in the best Italian kosher restaurants, or a take a kosher winery tour.